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Betty A Bauer

Betty A Bauer

Betty A Bauer, age 74 of Eau Claire, died Wednesday, October 14, 2021 at her home in Eau Claire with her family by her side.

Betty was born on October 18, 1946 in Mondovi. She was the daughter of Bennie and Madalyn (Eliason) Klove. She graduated from Prescott High School and attended then attended CVTC in Eau Claire. Betty married Donald G. Bauer on April 8, 1972 in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Eau Claire. After marriage, they lived in Gilman where Betty operated a daycare for children. They then moved to Durand where Betty, Donald and his brother David operated the Bauer’s on the River Supper Club in downtown Durand. After selling the supper club, Betty and Donald moved to Eau Claire where Betty worked at Menards until her retirement.

Betty enjoyed reading, especially Tom Clancy novels and listening to music. Together, Betty and Donald enjoyed trips across the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Betty is survived by her husband of 49 years, Donald; daughters, Elizabeth “Beth” Bauer of Fall Creek and Deborah Bradford of Austin, TX; grandchildren, Jessica, Neo and Link; great grandchild, Tristan; five sisters, Helen (Dave) Peterson, Linda Parker, Donna (Gary) Sparks, Joan (Richard) Carlson and Nancy Klove; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Bennie and Madalyn and one brother, Duane.

A Celebration of Life will be held 4:00PM-8:00PM Sunday, October 24, 2021 at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand.

Memorials are preferred in Betty’s name to Feed My People in Eau Claire https://www.fmpfoodbank.org/.

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


  1. Doshie Grey

    My Sympathy to you Don and the family. While I don't remember meeting Betty, I remember you well as a former classmate and wanted you to know that I feel so sorry for you loss. My Sympathy to you and your family.

  2. Bill Rieger

    Don sorry to hear of Bettys passing.

  3. Becky Foster

    Mr. Bauer, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts. ((Hugs)) Becky Foster

  4. Mike & Cindy Welsh

    Don, we are so sorry for the loss of Betty. I'm thinking of you old friend. Mike

  5. Roger Johnson

    My thoughts and prayers go out to each of you and your families.


    Don and family,
    We were saddened to hear of Betty's passing. Sending our sympathy to all of you.

    Dave and Kris Polzer

  7. Helen Peterson

    Sister Betty RIP. Don and Beth sorry for your loss.

  8. Rick & Estella Bauer

    Our Deepest Sympathy Don to you and your family. She is at peace.

  9. Judy and John Parr

    Sorry for your loss

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