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Clara C Bauer

Clara C Bauer

Clara C. Bauer, age 87 of Durand, died Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

Clara was born on March 12, 1932 in Durand. She was the daughter of Rueben and Myrtle (Plumer) Shaw and grew up in the Fox Valley area of Durand. Clara married Clarence E. “Spike” Bauer on August 19, 1953 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Durand. After marriage, they farmed in the Lima area and raised their family. Clara also did seasonal work at Huntsinger’s Horseradish Farm in Mondovi. She was active in her church and the altar society. Clara enjoyed gardening, her flower beds, canning, ceramics and socializing with her friends. In 2010 Clara and Spike moved to the City of Durand. For the last few years, Clara has been a resident of Dove Healthcare West in Eau Claire.

Clara is survived by her children; Diane (Keith) Weisenbeck of Durand, Dennis Bauer of Durand, Janice (Doug) Doughty of River Falls and Carol (Robert) Kallstrom of Arkansaw, nine grandchildren; Kate (Matt), Ben (Paula), Christine (Adam), Stacy (Jeremy), Emily (Mitch), Amber (Jason), Alison (Adam), Scott (Monica) and Tyler, 10 great grandchildren; Amelia, Noah, Phillip, Madelyn, Caleb, Hannah, Finnley, Henry, Scarlett and Emmitt, one brother; Fred (Bonnie) Shaw of Pepin, four sisters; Doris Bauer of Mondovi, Ruth (Leroy) Kralewski of Arkansaw, Mary (Russel) Heath of Pepin and Dorothy Metcalf of Durand, sister-in-law; Marlene Shaw of Rochester, MN, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband; Spike Bauer, two brothers; Clarence (Delores) Shaw and Jim Shaw, one sister; Alice (Arnie) Tiedke and two brothers-in-law; Herbert Metcalf and Sylvan Bauer.

Funeral Mass will be 11:30AM Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima rural Durand. Rev. Emmanuel Asamoah-Bekoe will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00PM-7:00PM Monday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.

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


  1. Charles Miller

    Dearest cousins, We are saddened by the loss of your Mother. Many memories of her on the farm when I was growing up. Sorry we were unable to make it to the funeral but you will be in our prayers. Chuck Miller & Family

  2. Rich and Ann Brommer

    Dennis and sisters,
    So sorry to hear about your Mom passing.
    Rich and Ann Brommer

  3. Jeanette Scheuermann

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I had planned on going to the funeral today but I don’t want to drive by myself with the new layer of snow.
    I am a volunteer at Dove West for the Thursday Mass service and got to know Clara. She was a great person to visit with. And I discovered that her sister Doris was married to my first cousin, Sylvia Bauer. I was looking forward to seeing the families of Doris and Clara today but am afraid to drive on the “off the main highway “ side roads. My thoughts will be with you.
    I hope to visit Doris when the weather is ok for this 80 yr. old to drive. Sending my condolences.
    Jeanette Danzinger Scheuermann

  4. Rick and Carol Richardson

    Sympathy to the Bauer family.

  5. Gary & Judi Bauer

    Gary and I would like to extend out sympathy to the Bauer family. Dennis and Carol and Bob keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Bradley and Deborah Shaw

    My deepest and sincere condolences to everyone.

  7. Tara Ostendorf

    Praying for peace & comfort to blanket your family. May God be with you in this time of loss by strengthening family ties while you remember the best of times together.

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