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Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals

6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, IN

OBITUARY

Clarence Bauer

October 17, 1934July 23, 2020
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Clarence Bauer, 85 of Fort Wayne, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, July 23, 2020. He was born on October 17, 1934 in Fort Wayne. Clarence was a son of the late Ovid and Beulah (Miller) Bauer. He was a graduate of Huntertown High. Clarence was your avid outdoors man, from gardening, fishing, and hiking the trails. He loved playing sports in his early years and watching in his later life. He especially loved IU basketball and watching as many games as possible. He was a very hard worker and had an amazing work ethic that inspired others. His career in construction included being a master brick mason. The thing he enjoyed most was the time that was spent with his family, especially his grandchildren. Clarence is survived by his son, Jeff (Beth) Bauer; daughter, Jennifer Ford; grandchildren, Brandon Bauer, Bradley Bauer, Corey (Emily) Ford, Ashley Bauer and Andrew Roth: great grandchildren, Theo and Lyla Ford: sisters, Gertrude Meyer, Evelyn Gilliam, and Agnes (Alan) Huddleston; brothers, Harold and Richard Bauer, and Paul (Sandy) Bauer. Also preceding him in passing was his wife, Judith Bauer; and brothers, John and Donald Bauer. A funeral service will be held at 3pm on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals 6810 Old Trail Road Fort Wayne, Indiana 46809, with visitation beginning at 1pm. Memorial contributions can be made to Sport Wayne, Inc. or Visiting Nurse Hospice.

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  • Sport Wayne Inc.
  • Visiting Nurse Hospice

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 2, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, August 2, 2020

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Tom Sodano

August 2, 2020

We were so sad to hear of Joe's passing. He was always an engaging personality who just happened to possess a deceptively understated sense of humor. It was fun "sparring" with him to see who could make the other laugh harder with our mutual quips and musings. It was my great pleasure to have known Joe, Judy, Jeff and Jennifer. Some of my earliest memories include them, while we were neighbors of theirs (on Tecumseh street), well over fifty years ago. We'll sure miss him ......
Sincerely,
Tom Sodano, Jr. , Linda and boys

Jennifer Ford

July 31, 2020

Jody Bauer

July 30, 2020

We were so sad to hear about the loss of your father. Sending prayers your way. I know you have a lot of great memories of him — we hope they comfort you. We will always remember him as a kind, thoughtful man. He went out of his way to help so many people and left a great legacy.

Jody, Kent and Annie

Cheryl Schultz

July 28, 2020

Being the first born grandchild in the Bauer family I have so many happy memories early on of growing up with my aunts and uncles. So much fun time spent at Grandma & Grandpa Bauers house on Ashley...the family spent a lot of time there. I loved spending the night at Aunt Judy and Uncle Clarence's house also. Uncle Joe was always working, he was a very hard worker but he was also a clown and a jokester. Always had a story or a joke to tell and teased Aunt Judy always making her laugh. Such a sweet and kind man. I will miss him greatly. Jeff, Jennifer and family, my heart breaks for all of you. I know you all have your own special memories of your dad and grandpa that you will carry close to your heart forever. He was so lucky to have all of you and share that closeness of a loving family. I know he will be your guardian angel always. Love and prayers to you all.

Brian Harruff

July 27, 2020

Great man

Judi Hardisty

July 27, 2020

Jennifer, Jeff, and families, My heart breaks for the passing of Your Dad, your children's Grandfather and my Uncle. He was such a loving individual and I'm so happy I got to see him one last time just before the Covid shut down. I know he is at peace and pain free and happy again to be in the arms of Dear sweet Aunt Judy.
RIP Uncle Clarence. Love always, Judi & Glen

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