Gary Bauer

Dorchester | Monday, September 27 2021 |

Gary L. Bauer, 86, of Dorchester, IL, died at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL on Monday, September 27, 2021, at 12:25 am. 

He was born on August 6, 1935, in St. Louis, MO to John H. Bauer & Anna Alice (Niebrand) Bauer.  He married Sharon M. (Emanuel) Bauer on June 22, 1958, in Gillespie, IL.  She preceded him in death on July 30, 2013.  He married Marsha (Reid) Heyen Bauer on November 8, 2014, in Dorchester, IL.  He was retired after having been a lineman for MJM for 40 years and a farmer.  Gary was a veteran of the US Army after having served in Korea.  He was a member of the VFW of Gillespie, IL, and Masonic Lodge of Bunker Hill, IL. 

He is survived by his spouse, Marsha Bauer of Dorchester, IL, daughters, Gail Bauer of Decatur, IL, Ann Marie (Jay) Bauer Ross of Gillespie, IL, grandson, Gary Thomas Bauer Ross, brother, John F. (Janice) Bauer of Bunker Hill, IL, sister, Helen Day of Bunker Hill, IL, sister in law, Evelyn Bauer Bilyeu, several nieces and nephews and his faithful dog, Brutus. 

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Sharon Bauer, and brother, Thomas A. Bauer. 

Private family services will be held.  Memorials are suggested to  Dorchester Fire Department, Dorchester United Methodist Church, or Macoupin County Animal Control & Adoption Center.  Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at  Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, IL is in charge of the arrangements.

Obit Provided By:
Kravanya Funeral Home

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