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Kenneth H. Bauer

Kenneth H. Bauer

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.


  1. Ben Gumz

    Ken was a roommate of mine in college. He was a good person and someone I was proud to call a friend. I am very saddened to hear of his passing. My prayers go out to his family.

  2. Sharon A Lant (Des Forge)

    Pat, so sorry to hear about your son's passing. Stay strong for his children.

  3. Doug Horejsh

    So sorry to hear about Ken’s passing. Such a great guy that I always looked forward to seeing when Christy and Kevin lived in Colorado. He’s in a better place looking down over his kids forever.

  4. Pam Shaker Scott

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts, prayers and hugs are with all of you.

  5. Gary & Judi Bauer

    Keeping you Pat and Dave and your family in our prayers. You have our deepest sympathy.

  6. Vera Allen Woolery

    My heart goes out to the family! I was so glad to have met Kenny! Pat, Dave, Angela and Justin..You are all in my prayers! Love Vera

  7. Paul and Amanda Glaus

    We are so sorry for you loss. Praying for you during this very difficult time.

  8. Jerry @ Ginny Wekkin

    Dave & Pat
    So sorry for the loss of your son
    Thoughts & Prayers are with you
    So sorry.
    Jerry & Ginny Wekkin

  9. Paula Smith

    Kenny was a classmate of mine I will never forget the way he smiled and cracked jokes I'll miss him as a friend would to the parents of Kenny so sorry I'll keep all of you In my prayers

  10. Kris and Dave Polzer

    You are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time of your loss.

    Dave and Kris Polzer

  11. Margie

    The pain with the loss of one's child is immeasureable. I will always remember Ken giving the Best Man's speech at Justin & Sen's wedding as it was so sweet. Bless Ken and everyone that loved him.

  12. Susan and Wayne Wilson

    Our hearts are heavy and sad for you, Dave, Pat, Angie and Justin. What a devastating loss. We pray for strength as you try to move forward. Love, Sue and Wayne

  13. Phillip and Barbara Baker Fey

    Dear Pat and Dave,

    We are saddened by your loss of your wonderful son.
    Our prayers and sympathy to you and your family.
    Phil”Flip” and Barb Fey, Eau Claire

  14. Alicia Lahti

    God's brought home a true warrior. I love you Ken.

  15. Paul and Sue Hoch

    May your memories of Ken and the love of others, surround you with peace and strength in the days ahead. With our deepest sympathy, Paul and Sue

  16. Lori,Patrick and Alex Macalik

    So sorry for your loss. Ken was a wonderful person, father, neighbor and friend. He loved his family very much, and talked about Wisconsin and the
    Green Bay Packers all the time. He will be greatly missed.

  17. Rick and Carol Richardson

    Extending sympathy and prayers to Ken Bauer family.

  18. Don and Kay Hartung

    Dave and Pat,
    So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.
    Love you guys.
    Don & Kay

  19. Annette Poeschel

    Sending condolences for lost of great
    Son Kenneth. Sending blessings and
    Strength for all during this difficult time.
    Prayers and Love, Annette Anibas Poeschel

  20. Jack & Carole Komro

    Pat & David & Ken's Family & Extended Families, Our sincere sympathy to you , Our prayers are with you, may you find peace in the Lord. Jack & Carole

  21. Judy and John Parr

    Sorry for your loss you can be very proud of him. Our prayers are with all

  22. Joan berring

    OMG ....I am soooo sorry....
    My thoughts and prayers are with you..

  23. Elizabeth Bauer

    Will miss Ken, loved his wit and sense of adventure. Just so sad. RIP Ken. Love, Aunt Elizabeth

  24. Ann Oberding

    May God Bless you and send you strength during this difficult time. Prayers to all, as Ken's memory lives on in each of you!

    Ann Oberding

  25. Patty and John Wayne

    Our Heartfelt Sympathy goes out to you and your family...

  26. Don and Jane Rahman

    Our sincere sympathies at Ken's passing. He was a terrific young man...and will be greatly missed ....

  27. Don Rahman

    Ken and his parents Dave and Pat were such amazing persons ! Ken was a great friend of our son and was a terrific person ! The world is a little sadder place as a result of his death !

    We wish the very best to his family ! We are so very heart broken at his loss !

    May God bless his survivors !

    Don and Jane Rahman

  28. Dennis & Mary Ellen Brunner

    Dav & Pat you have our deepest sympathy.

  29. Mike Pam Baier

    Special prayers sent to all families....now and forever....

  30. Jill Bundy

    So very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers.

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