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Lorena M. Bauer

Lorena M. Bauer

Lorena M. Bauer, age 92 of Durand, died Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Assisted Living of Durand.

Lorena was born on July 9, 1925 in the Town of Peru, rural Dunn County. She was the daughter of Fred and Hannah (Poeschel) Fedie. Lorena attended and graduated from Red Cedar Public Grade School. Lorena married Alfred B. Bauer on May 11, 1943 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima in Durand. They were lifelong members of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Lorena and Alfred were blessed with four wonderful children. After marriage they lived on the farm and raised their family. Lorena had fun but also worked hard milking cows, feeding chickens, calves and pigs. As her family grew, they became a great help to her.

Lorena enjoyed her flower and vegetable gardens, canning, cooking, picking berries, baking pies, cookies, cakes and poppy rolls. Her kitchen was always open to everyone. She was a kind compassionate woman, Lorena did volunteer work where needed, especially at the church and school. Lorena loved playing cards, dancing and visiting friends. Lorena and Alfred also enjoyed taking trips across the country, especially Valley Fair, Nashville, Kentucky and Washington D.C. Most of all, Lorena loved to spend time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Lorena is survived by her four children; Duane (Delores) of Durand, Dorothy (Dave) Hays of Eau Claire, Rosemary Brion of Durand and Mike J. (Betty) of Mondovi, ten grandchildren; Doug (Summer), Darrin (friend, Cathy), Dixie (Antonio), David, Linda, Curt (Lisa), Kim (Gary Jr.), Cory (Hannah), Jamye (Amy) and Jodi (Jeremy), 14 great grandchildren; Devany, Drae, Austin, Kyle, Christopher, Kaylee, Kelci, McKenzie, Ashley, Logan, Kalea, Aubryn, Nick, and Leah, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband; Alfred, son-in-law; Mike Brion, great grandson; Dustin in infancy, three brothers; Fritz, Clarence and Willard Fedie and one sister; Helen Poeschel.

The family would like to thank Marianne and Doug Van Stedum and the staff at the Assisted Living of Durand for the wonderful and loving care of Mom over the last year. They would also like to thank Dr. Kenneth Rucker, Dr. Enoch Arhinful, Fr. Paul Bosco and Msgr. Jeffrey Burrill for their care and guidance.

Funeral Mass will be 11:30 AM Friday, April 20, 2018 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima in Durand with Rev. Paul Bosco officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00PM-6:00PM Thursday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services and the church on Friday.

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


  1. Jack & Carole Komro

    To the Family,This happy woman was always happy.She was always there to lend a hand and always greeted you when you saw her. She aiways kept herself busy,regardless if it was work or play,She will be missed especialy her smile.Jack & Carole Komro

  2. Ann Brommer

    I saw Lorena and Dorothy twice a month for almost 20 years and she was always pleasant & caring. Such a sweet lady! Heaven has received a special angel. My deepest sympathy to her whole family.

  3. Msgr. Jeff Burrill

    My condolences to everyone! I felt so blessed to see Lorena on Easter Sunday. I knew it would be the last time I would see her this side of Eternity. May she rest in peace!

    Msgr. Jeff Burrill
    1 Corinthians 2:9

  4. Cheryl Brindle

    What a wonderful lady we are celebrating life for.... ....Lorena was one in a million! She is a true inspiration of "faith". She was the "grandma" I never had and I will truly treasure my time spent with her. To the family and friends of Lorena, I'm sorry for you loss. I know she will be truly missed. God's blessings of peace to you all!

  5. Kristine Polzer

    Lorena was a wonderful lady who will be missed by many. First met her when she came into my parents grocery store and have enjoyed visiting with her for many years. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers at this time of your loss.

    Dave and Kris (Slama) Polzer

  6. Pat Carr

    Dorothy, I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet mom. I can only imagine all of the great memories you have of time spent with your mom. You are in my prayers.

    Pat Carr

  7. Sandy Horner

    Dixie and Duane... I'm so very sorry for your lost, and hope you all find peace.

  8. Crystal Poeschel

    I'm So Sorry For You're Loss Our Loss I Miss Auntie Lorena Bauer She Was A Really Special And Sweet Lady

  9. Erin Richardson

    Deepest thoughts and prayers to the family of Lorena.

  10. Lisa and Curt and family so sorry for the loss of your grandmother and mother in law I'll keep the family in my prayers

    Paula. Smith

  11. Judy and John Parr

    Sorry hugs to all. She is/ was a wonderful lady

  12. Mary Noll

    My very deepest sympathy. Lorena was a very special person.

  13. Mary Bauer Cooper

    My condolences to the family.

  14. Dennis & Mary Ellen Brunner

    Our thoughts & prayers to all of Lorenas' family. She was a great neighbor and a very good friend of my mother Helen.

  15. Michelle Olsen

    Thinking of you all during this sad time. Lorena was a Sweet lady!

  16. Erica (Poeschel) Mbangamoh

    I am so sorry to hear that our dear Aunt Lorena has left us, but I am so comforted to know that she has gone on to be reunited with her Lord, as well as her dear family members. Please know we are offering prayers for comfort at this time of grief.

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