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Cyril P. Bauer

Cyril P. Bauer

Cyril P. Bauer age 94 of Elmwood, formerly of Menomonie, died Thursday November 5, 2020 at his home in the Township of Weston, surrounded by his family.

Cyril was born May 1, 1926 in the Lima Township, rural Durand.  He was the son of Leo and Helen (Komro) Bauer and grew up on the family farm in the Lima community.  Cyril worked for Schlosser Lumber Company in Eau Galle for several years.  Cyril married Esther Bates April 24, 1951 at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Eau Galle.  After marriage, they farmed in the Township of Weston and raised their family.  In the spring of 1986, they sold the farm and remained in the Weston area.  In 2018, Cyril and Esther moved to Welcome Home Assisted Living in Elmwood where they shared their final years together.

Cyril enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling and spending time at the lake with family and friends.  He was an active member within the Weston-Irvington Snowmobile Club and the Elmwood Knights of Columbus.  He had an incredibly strong work ethic and his faith was an important part of his life.  Cyril and Esther worked hard together to successfully run the family farm.  They also shared a love for one another that was admired by many.  Cyril loved to play with the grandchildren and was known for being able to fix anything and everything.  His grandchildren knew that “if it’s broken, just take it to Grandpa”.   In his later years, he enjoyed going for drives to visit friends, find short cuts and keep an eye on the local crops.  When parting ways, he would only say “So long!” rather than “Good bye” because according to Cyril - a “so long” meant he would see you again.  He also made sure to keep the area birds well fed with his numerous bird feeders and would sneak small morsels of food to Penny, the small dog at Welcome Home.  His heart was warm and loving for everyone.

Cyril is survived by his children, Dan (Kathy) of Moneta, VA;  Donna (Chuck) Briscoe of Bloomington, MN, Nancy (Bruce) Reihl of Stillwater, MN, Karen (Tom) Conway of West St. Paul, MN, Jennifer (Greg) Radtke of Red Wing, MN; special family member, Sheri Miller of Menomonie; 14 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren;  one brother Paul (Carol) Bauer currently of Plum City, several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Esther in 2019, two sons, Wayne and Ken; two sisters, Sally Anibas and Florence Kalinowaski.

Due to Covid-19, a private immediate-family only service will be held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elmwood with Rev. Amir Stanislaus officiating.  Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Church Cemetery on Farm Hill.

The funeral mass will be live streamed on the Rhiel Funeral Home Facebook page at 11:00 AM Wednesday November 18, 2020.





  1. Jean M Rehbein

    Dear Bauer Family,
    I was deeply saddened to hear of your Father's passing. Your parents were truly my favorite of any of my friend's parents. They were always eager to hear what we had going on in our own lives. We certainly created a lot of great memories during the Bauer/Weber get-togethers especially at Wakanda Park swimming in that pea green soup that was suppose to be a lake! I can't believe that they are all gone now-so sad. Now it's our time to carry the torch and be the beacon for our own children's lives-hopefully, our torch will be a bright as our parents. With Greatest of Sympathy, Jean Rehbein

  2. Dutch Elbe

    Although it had been a while since I had seen Cyril. When ever I would get up in the Weston area working. I would think of him and wonder if he was still surviving, OK. My condolences go out to the Family.

  3. Jeffery J Pitman/Joseph Schmitt

    Cyril Bauer was a loyal and very active member of the Elmwood Knights of Columbus. He joined in 1947, and held the honor of being a 3rd Degree Knight. On behalf of the 64 members of the Elmwood Knights of Columbus, we were blessed to have such a fine man as a fellow Knight.

  4. Wayne Dow

    My condolences to the family. The trout pond was always a highlight for me when I rode with dad on the milk route. Dad enjoyed Wayne so much he named me after him.

  5. Catherine Gasteyer

    Deepest condolences to the Bauer family.

  6. Catherine Salimes

    It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Uncle Cyril. I have many fond memories of spending time with Uncle Cyril at Bates family events and visits to Uncle Cyril and Aunt Ester's farm. It has been a blessing to have known such a gentle and easy going person.

  7. Holly Dardine

    Cyril will be missed so sorry for your loss .He was a wonderful man to care for always had a smile every day for us .It was wonderful that you were able to take him home .Hugs to a wonderful family

  8. Steve and Pat Werner

    Cyril and Esther are together again. Their
    Lives were beautiful examples of faith hope and a forever love

  9. Jill (Baier)& Tom Bennwitz

    Bauer Family,
    Thoughts & Prayers are with you all during this difficult time of loss of Cyril, your loving Father & Friend to All! Cherish the many special memories to help heal your saddened hearts in time. Welcome Home will miss both Cyril & Esther, such truly sincere & caring loved ones. I loved how your Dad admired his picture of Esther after she passed and would say "Look at what a beautiful lady she was". So special to share stories of the past while having a beer and learning from Cyril "how to get that last drop out of the can!" I feel Blessed to have shared many times with both your parents along with Mom (Marlene Sabelko) at Welcome Home. May Cyril RIP now reunited with Esther, the Love of his Life! Sincerest Sympathy To All.
    Jill & Tom Bennwitz and Marlene Sabelko

  10. Barb Voegele

    We extend our sympathy and support. Our family will always hold onto the fond memories of visiting the farm, camping, family picnics, and the kindness offered by Uncle Cyril and Aunt Esther.

  11. Cindy

    So sad to hear about your dad. My uncle Cyril. May you find comfort in knowing the many that care. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Lynn Sisson

    Condolences to the family! Hugs to all.

  13. Douglas Parr

    With Deepest Sympathy from the Parr Family.

  14. Joni Gibbs

    My sympathies to the entire Bauer family. Uncle Cyril was a very loving and kind man and will be missed greatly. It is comforting to know that he is reunited with Aunt Esther, Wayne and Kenny.

  15. Rick Mulheron

    Keeping you all in our prayers during this difficult time! May he Rest In Peace in the arms of our Lord and with those he is now reunited with!
    Blessings to your wonderful family!
    Rick & Dianna

  16. Sue (Samuel) Walz

    My prayers and sympathies to you all. I have such fun memories of walking across the cornfield from Grandpa and Grandma's to spend summer days at the Bauer farm.

  17. Suzi Crownhart

    My sympathy to the Bauer family.

  18. John Anibas

    Greatly loved uncle my deepest condolences to the whole family take care

  19. Susan Dzubay

    Cyril was my Mom’s neighbor at Welcome Home. He always had a smile and friendly greeting when we would meet in the hallway.
    Sorry for your loss of dad, grandad, great grandad.

  20. Kathy & Bob Geraets

    Condolences to all the families. Always had time talk & listen.

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