Gary R. Bauer

Bethalto | Friday, March 9 2012

Gary R. Bauer, 64, passed away at 6:22am on Friday, March 9, 2012, at Alton Memorial Hospital with his family by his side.  He was born on April 1, 1947, in Laclede, Missouri the son of Robert and Norma (Cooper) Bauer.  He married Kathryn Brady on August 29, 1995, in Las Vegas, Nevada and she survives.  Other survivors include two sons and daughters in law: Tim and Beth Bauer of Roxana, Eric and Jamie Bauer of Godfrey, four grandchildren: Kolten, Riley, Peyton, Morgan, one brother and sister in law: David and Claire Bauer of Prairietown, Illinois, his mother: Norma Humm of Moro, and his former wife and her husband: Reta and Doug Bold of Godfrey whom he remained very close with.

He was formerly employed at Truck Transport in South Roxana as a driver for 37 years prior to his retirement.  His true passion was drag racing his 1968 Camaro.

He was preceded in death by his father.

In celebration of his life, memorial visitation will be from 5pm  to 8pm on Monday, March 12, 2012, at Pitchford Funeral Home in Wood River.  Memorial services will be held at 10am on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at the funeral home.  Pastor Henry Martin will officiate. 

Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society, Relay for Life Riverbend, #5 Schiber Court, Maryville, Illinois 62062.

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