Kenneth H. Bauer, age 42 of Denver, CO, formerly of Durand, died Friday, March 23, 2018 at Dove Health Care West in Eau Claire.
Ken was born on May 4, 1975 in Aurora, IL. He was the son of Kenneth L. and Patricia (Kirk) Teeple. At the age of one, Ken’s biological father passed away. When Ken was three, Pat married David E. Bauer. David adopted Ken and his sister, Angela. Ken grew up in Durand attended Holy Rosary Catholic School, St. Mary’s Catholic School and graduated from Durand High School 1993. After high school, Ken attended UW-Eau Claire and graduated with a degree in Political Science. Ken joined the U.S. Army Reserves after college and moved to Colorado. He was deployed to Iraq and served in the Striker Brigade as a part of the psychological special operations unit for 18 months. Ken got married in 2006 and had three beautiful children, Peyton, Brady and Beckett. He received his Master’s Degree in Business from the University of Denver. Ken worked as a regional sales manager in building construction in Denver.
Ken enjoyed skiing, golfing, hunting, football, especially the Packers and was active with the Wounded Warrior Project. He was an avid runner who raced in a couple of 100 mile races in the Rocky Mountains. Most of all Ken loved to spend time with his friends and family, especially his children.
Ken is survived by his children; Peyton, Brady and Beckett, his parents, Pat and David E. Bauer of Durand, his siblings; Angela (David) McCormick of Castle Rock, CO, Justin (Senaca) of Eau Claire, nieces; Satori and Kinley and a nephew; Brecken, aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his father; Kenneth L. Teeple.
Funeral Mass will be 11:30 AM Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima in Durand with Rev. Paul Bosco officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Durand American Legion Post #181 of Durand. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Tuesday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in Ken’s name. www.woundedwarriorproject.org
Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.