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Delores M. "Dolly" Bauer

Delores M. "Dolly" Bauer

Delores M. “Dolly” Bauer, age 86 of Durand, died Monday, June 24, 2019 at Azura Memory Care in Eau Claire with her family by her side.

Dolly was born on November 29, 1932 at home in Rock Falls. She was the daughter of Leo and Emma (Bauer) Weiss. Dolly grew up in Rock Falls and attended the White Block School in the Town of Albany, rural Pepin County. Dolly’s mom, Emma, died at an early age and Dolly helped take over the responsibilities of raising her family. She married Eugene W. Bauer on October 10, 1951, in Mondovi. After marriage they lived in Durand where they raised their family. When her family was older, Dolly worked various jobs in the area including, Huntsinger’s (Silver Springs), drove school bus, Connells Orchard, owner/cooking at the Rolling Greens Golf Course and a rural mail carrier. Dolly retired from the U.S. Post office in 1998.

Dolly enjoyed hosting family and friends, especially her grandchildren around her house. She had an open-door policy, people were always welcome for dinner or company. Dolly loved sports, going to her families’ sporting events, bowling, golfing, playing cards, dancing and shopping for the “good deal”.

Dolly is survived by her children; David E. (Lynn) of Inver Grove Heights, MN, Timothy J. (Lori) of Meridean, Theodore W. (Cathy) of New Richmond, Cheryl (Eric) Harmon of Baldwin and Amy (Steve) Rohrscheib of Eau Claire, daughter-in-law; Georgia Bauer of Eau Claire, 19 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, one brother; Larry Weiss of Milwaukee, one sister; Darlene Bryan of Durand, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband; Gene, two sons; Brent “Chaz” and Brad “Corn”, a special granddaughter; Christina Bauer Weissinger, two grandbabies; Kylie Harmon and Paige Rohrscheib, five brothers; Phil, Gil, Jerry, Vern and Corky and one sister; Lorena.

The family would like to thank all of the staff at Azura Memory Care in Eau Claire for all their loving care and support for Mom.

Funeral Mass will be 11:00AM Thursday, June 27, 2019 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Durand with Rev. James Kurzynski officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00PM-8:00PM at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.

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


  1. Crystal A Dow

    So sorry to hear about Dolly---It's hard to watch when alzhiemers takes over--My parents had it too. I'm sending my condolences to your entire family. Any death is too young. Crystal Dow

  2. Michele Hennick

    I light this candle in the fondest memories of this wonderful lady. Always a smile on her face and a song in her heart. A true inspiration...a model person. So happy to have gotten to work with her. She has a great loving supportive family which they can be proud. Into Gods hands goes this beautiful angel to her just reward. Condolences to her lovely family

  3. Tom and Mary Jean Schiefelbein

    Tom and I want to extend our condolences to the Bauer family..Dolly and Gene had a large presence in the life of all living in Durand..Especially the golf club, sporting events and church..Lots of good memories, that is for sure...Mary Jean and Tom

  4. Pat Petrie/ Kurth

    My sympathy to all the family in the loss of your Mom. She was such a wonderful lady with so many talents! She always seemed to have so much energy for her family and friends. I really wanted to be there to hug all of you. Enjoy all your precious memories!daLa

  5. Don and Jane Rahman

    Our sincere sympathies at Dolly's passing. We have many, many wonderful memories of Gene, Dolly and your family! They were a blessing to our community!

  6. Dick and Jan Bates

    Dolly was a great person. She will be missed. Our prayers are with your family.

    Dick & Jan

  7. Debbie Wriss

    So sorry for your loss. Hugs to all, you are in my prayers. Dolly you will be missed.

  8. Dave and Kris Polzer

    Dolly was an amazing lady and a really sharp card player. Sending our sympathy to her family.

    Dave and Kris Polzer

  9. Patti Blount

    I'm sorry to hear about the passing of Dolly. I saw her on the news enjoying herself with Bucky Badger. :) Sympathy to the family during this difficult time.

  10. Joy Harmon

    Dolly blessed so many people with her kindness. She will be missed. May you find comfort in the memories you have of her. Sending hugs...

  11. Vicci Hutter Rosenbergq

    What a
    Kind and wonderful lady. Thoughts and prayers to all of you. Think of all the good memories you have of her

  12. Larry and Rita Gruber

    Thoughts and prayers to all.

  13. Paula. Smith

    Erick and Cheryl Harmon. I am so sorry for the loss of your mom hope the memories that you have of her last forever. I'll keep the family in my prayers

  14. Jennifer Hudson

    Our thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathies to your family.

    Ronda and Paul Hudson
    Julie and Trevor Hayden and Hunter
    Jennifer Hudson and Taylor and Jordan Cesafsky

  15. Holly Frazier

    Dave - Thinking of you lots at this time. I'm praying for greater peace & God's blessings to you and the family at this trying time. ~ Holly

  16. Dorothy Shannon

    Sorry to hear the loss of Dolly my deepest sympathy to the family & friends Dorothy

  17. MaryLou Major

    I have known Dolly for seven years & loved her dearly. I always told her that I believed in her younger years she must've been quite feisty. I could see it in her eyes. She wore Packer earrings & sweatshirt in July, so, I made her a fancy Packer scarf. I will miss her.

  18. Tim Tschumperlin

    I am so sorry to hear about Dolly. I do have memories of being an athlete at DHS and seeing the entire Bauer Family out supporting the athletes and the program. She always had a smile. Let us know if we can do anything. Tim, Gesa & Liam

  19. Denise Fetzer

    Dolly touched many lives! My condolences to the family.

  20. Judy Anderson(Brenner)

    Sending thoughts and prayers for your family during this time of your Mom’s death.

  21. Katie Adler

    My heart and strength is with each of the Bauer children. I send you healing energy for your loss. Thinking and sending love and sending Dolly peace. ♥️

  22. Patsy Kaufman

    Sorry for your loss and prayers and hugs for the whole family.
    RIP Dolly.

  23. Jennifer and Krzysztof Nickowski

    Prayers to the Bauer family!

  24. Rhonda Taylor

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom Cheryl and to all the other family members. Dolly was someone very special!!!! All my love

  25. Terry & Lori Weiss

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  26. John and Judy parr

    Hugs to all sorry for your loss

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