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Lucian E. Bauer

Lucian E. Bauer

Lucian E. Bauer, age 88 of Durand, joined her loving family who preceded her in death on September 10, 2017 while at The Home Place in Durand with her family by her side.

Lucian was born on December 27, 1928. She was the daughter of William and Edith (Schuh) Radle. She attended the Cranberry Creek Country School and grew up in the Rock Falls area. After school, Lucian met the love of her life, Anton A. “Tony” Bauer, while working at the Durand Bakery. They were married on June 24, 1947 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Mondovi. After marriage, they farmed and raised their family on the Bauer family farm in the Town of Lima, rural Durand. She continued to farm and raise her family after the death of Tony in 1975 and received multiple awards for her land conservation efforts. She sold farm fresh eggs to the local grocery store and community. In 1980, Lucian moved off the farm to a home in the Town of Lima and started her volunteer career. Lucian worked for the Town of Lima and City of Durand Election Committees, American Red Cross Blood Mobile, Pepin County Senior Center volunteer, Holy Rosary Altar Society and Pepin County Homemakers Association and was homemaker of the year recipient. Lucian bought a condo in the City of Durand in 2004 after her children took her chainsaw away, and she continued her volunteer services. In January 2017, Lucian chose to move into The Home Place in Durand where she made a lot of friends and memories.

Lucian enjoyed playing cards, cooking, gardening, canning, bowling, bird watching, quilting and cross stitching. Most of all, Lucian loved to spend time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren (taking the sorry cards out of the Sorry game).

Lucian is survived by her children; Janet (Tim) Goss of Ooltewah, TN, Deb (Lonnie) Richardson of Arkansaw, Sue (Tom) Milliren of Arkansaw, Mary (Doug) Sinz, Jackie (Don) Danzinger, both of Durand, and Annie (Brad) Bauer of Arkansaw, Mike (Audrey) Bauer of Eleva, Gerald Bauer of Durand and Tony (Diane) Bauer of Eau Claire, 29 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, two sisters-in-law; Phyllis and Karen Radle, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Anton, daughters; Darlene Bauer and Elaine Berger, grandson; Scott Bauer, special friend; Roy Milliren and her brothers and sisters.

Lucian’s family would like to thank the staff of Sacred Heart Hospital and The Home Place in Durand for their loving care and support.

Funeral Mass will be 11:30 AM Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima, rural Durand with Rev. Paul Bosco officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4PM-7PM Tuesday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Tara Bauer

    I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Great Aunt Lucian. She was a wonderful lady, who is embraced by our hearts and God's love. I'm currently deployed and will ask our priest to say a mass for her.

  2. Marge and Tony Binkowski

    Sincere sympathy to all of the Bauer family. Such a wonderful lady, am truly sorry for your loss.
    Marge and Tony Binkowski

  3. Ann Jensen

    I am sorry for the loss of your Mom. I only knew her for the few weeks she was with us,(9thfl) but she made my day every day I took care of her. (Good morning Sunshine!) is what I said to her every morning! Thoughts and prayers to her wonderful family!

  4. Colleen and Tom Garnevicus

    Lucian smiled in spite of all the heartaches in her life, a sign of a strong and loving woman. Cherish those memories!

  5. Sue and Nick Sperger

    Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you!

  6. Amanda Glaus

    I am so sorry to hear of Lucian's passing. I always enjoyed visiting with her and she sure did enjoy her lunch dates in Mondovi! She will be missed. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.
    Amanda Glaus

  7. Audrey (Fedie) Jaenke

    So very sorry for your family's loss. I always thought your mom had the kindest smile. Know you are being held in prayer at this difficult time.

  8. Loret Retzloff

    May the special memories of your loved one soon replace your sorrow with peace and joy. Thoughts and prayers for your family.

  9. Bob Radle

    My deepest sympathies for you and your family

  10. Kristine Polzer

    So sorry for your loss. Lucian was a lovely hardworking lady. She always had a smile when she greeted you. Keeping her family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Dave and Kris Polzer

  11. Carol & Ralph Danzinger

    Goodbye is not forever, Goodbye is not the end.
    It simply means we will you, Lucien, until we meet again.
    With our love, Carol & Ralph.

  12. Connie Weber

    She was a great lady when I worked for Senior Services and she volunteered she always had a smile on her face. When she come to the home place it was a pleasure to take care of her. RIP dear lady!!!

  13. Judy and John Parr

    Sorry for your loss a lot of memory's to keep

  14. Becca schreiner

    We are so sorry for your loss. Reading her obit made me smile. Sounds like she was one dedicated person to her loved one and community. Taking the chainsaw away and her taking out the sorry card makes me smile. Thank God he put a person such as Lucian on this earth. A true angel she was and continues to be. Our thought, prayers and hugs to you all. Jeff and Becca Schreiner.

  15. Lynette & Kim Wagenbach

    So sorry to read of Lucian's death...you are in our thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace at this time of sorrow.

  16. Michele chilson

    Such a lovely lady! My condolences to her family.

  17. Steve Schofield

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

  18. Walter Hovland

    So Sorry for your loss
    Sending Prayers

  19. Donna Karshbaum

    You all Have our Deepest Sympathies, GOD BLESS, HUGS and PRAYERS Sent your Way!!!!!!vyk

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