Paul Edward Bauza

June 22, 1949September 6, 2018
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Paul Edward Bauza, 69, passed away on Thursday September 6, 2018 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL. He was born on June 22, 1949, the son of the late Paul Peter and Martha Lillian (Kretzer) Bauza. Paul married Stephenie Anne Bauder on August 29, 1970 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Belleville. Paul served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Newport News during the Vietnam War. He loved camping and had great fun no matter what other problems came with it. His favorite trips were to Niagara Falls, Yellowstone and The Grand Tetons, Mount Rushmore, The Grand Canyon, The Rocky Mountains, and The Smokey Mountains where they have the best pizza. Paul loved playing cards, bowling, cooking and was a lifetime member of The Swansea Improvement Association. In addition to his wife, Stephenie, he is survived by two daughters and their spouses, Becky (Rich) Wilburn of Edwardsville, IL and Jennifer (Jim) Wick of Swansea, IL; four grandchildren Megan and Josh Wilburn and Aubrey and Henry Wick; brother in law Karl Goss and several nieces, nephew, and cousins who will miss him dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Donna Goss. Visitation will be held on Sunday September 9, 2018 from 1 pm to 4 pm at Lake View Funeral Home in Fairview Heights. Funeral Service will be held on Monday September 10, 2018 at 10 am at Lake View Funeral Home in Fairview Heights. Burial will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights. Memorials may be directed to Diabetes Association or St. Paul’s United Church of Christ.


  • Visitation Sunday, September 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, September 10, 2018

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Donna Brooks

September 14, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. I know you and Paul had a lot of good times together and were blessed with your girls.
God bless you and your family.
Donna Brooks

Dale Leake

September 10, 2018

Jen, Stephanie, and Family,

Deepest sympathies to you during this difficult time. Our hearts and prayers go out to you.

Dale Leake (Graybar) and James Yard

Daniel Fry

September 9, 2018

So very sorry for you and your family's loss, Stephenie. At this difficult time, know that you are in my prayers and those of many at St. Paul.

Jim & Marilyn Martens

September 8, 2018

Stephanie, so sorry to hear about Poncho (Paul). Sorry Jim and I can’t make the funeral. Please know that we will be thinking of you, Becky , Jennifer and the family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Jim & Marilyn

Joyce Coey

September 8, 2018

I am so sorry to read of your loss. I hope your love and memories help you through your grief. I’m sorry I will not be able to attend his service as we are out of town.. my deepest sympathies to you and your family!

Cherryl Werges-Meise

September 7, 2018

I am deeply sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of Mr. & Mrs. Bauza & Becky when I was young and growing up on Wabash. I always enjoyed visiting and hanging out at their home. Mr. Bauza was such a kind man. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.