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Darlene M Bauer

Darlene M Bauer

Darlene M. Bauer, 85, of Durand, WI went home to the Lord on October 13, 2021, the date of the last public appearance of the Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal and the day of the Miracle of the Sun. Darlene passed away in her home with her devoted husband of 65 years, beside her.

Darlene was born on June, 3, 1936 in Plum City. She was the daughter of Paul and Hazel Caturia (Martin).  Darlene grew up on the family farm in Arkansaw and graduated from Arkansaw High School. After school, Darlene was employed at Durand Produce. Darlene married Arnold B. Bauer on October 3, 1956 at the Arkansaw St. Joseph Catholic Church.  After marriage they lived in the Durand, where they raised their four children.

Darlene loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchild. She also enjoyed gardening, arranging flowers, painting, cooking, dancing and praying. She relished spending time with family and friends. She also volunteered and served as a Religious Education teacher at St. Mary’s in Durand.

The family would like to thank the St. Croix Hospice for all of their loving care of Mom in these last three months.

Darlene is survived by her husband of 65 years, Arnold; four children: Robert (Cindy) Bauer of Plymouth, MN, Charles (Janice) Bauer of Snellville, GA, Duane (Gina) Bauer of West St. Paul, MN, and Debbie Bauer (The Society of Apostolic Life “Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi”) of Dallas, TX; one brother-in law, Larry Seipel of Inver Grove Heights, MN, one sister-in law, Marilyn Caturia of St. Paul Park, MN, 9 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Darlene is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers; Bernard (Charlotte) Caturia and William Caturia, and two sisters, Delores (Gerald) Fedie  and Margaret Seipel.

Darlene shared her love for life with her friends and family. Her faith and love for her husband, “Arnie”, was an inspiration to many. 

Funeral Services

Funeral Mass will be 11:30AM Friday, October 22, 2021 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Durand. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


Visitation will be 4:00PM-7:00PM Thursday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand, with a Vigil Service at 7 PM.  Visitation will also take place one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. 

The family asks in Lieu of flowers: Please send a donation to one of the following in honor of Darlene’s Memory, St. Mary’s Assumption Parish and/or Consecrated Women  (her daughter’s religious order -Society of Apostolic Life).

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


  1. Jane & Paul Stone

    Dear Deb & family,
    Our love and prayers during this time of sorrow. And prayers for your mom's beautiful eternal soul. May you all cherish the memories and legacy of faith that she has given you.
    God bless,
    Jane & Paul Stone & family

  2. Dale and Lorelee (Mag) Binkowski

    Remembering the good times with you both and Vern and Ginny Bishop. The years go by so fast. So sorry not to be able to personally attend the services...health and doctor's visits get in the way. Sending hugs, prayers and love.

  3. Anail Alvarez

    On behalf of my husband and Danny, we send our heartfelt condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
    My heart my friendship.

  4. Don and Vicki Asher

    Our deepest sympathies to Arnie and family. We will always treasure our many years as neighbors and the special kind heart Darlene had. Many fond memories we have. God bless you all and many hugs from the Asher's.

  5. John E Schlosser III

    God Bless Darlene may she rest in peace.
    Arnie was my dads best friend.
    Very nice great lady.

  6. Mary Ashenfelter

    Blessings of peace and consolation to Deb and all the Bauer family. What a beautiful tribute to your Mom! May our Lord Jesus welcome Darlene in His warm embrace and say to her “well done, my good and faithful servant”. ✝️

  7. Janet Lees

    My prayers are with you Deb and your family at this time !
    What a lovely tribute to your dear Mom!!
    I will be there in my heart and with my prayers
    Love, Janet


    Sorry for your loss.3

  9. Catherine macora

    Dear Deb and all the Bauer family, I send my deepest sympathies and the promise of my prayers as you grieve the loss of your beloved Darlene. May the date she was brought Home be a sign of our Blessed Mother’s loving presence. Be sure of my prayers for all of you at this time. May Jesus, Mary and Joseph give you deep peace and comfort. Prayers and blessings, Catherine Macora

  10. Dennis & Mary Ellen Brunner

    Our condolences go out to Arnie & Deb. She was a special person as are both of you.

  11. Christine Rose

    Met Mrs Bauer a few times while visiting her son in Ga. What a kind lady she was. Our thoughts and prayers for the family! Love, Ron and Christine Rose

  12. Randy and Joan Travis

    Only met your mom a couple of times but we do remember that beautiful smile. May she Rest In Peace. Sending our thoughts and prayers.

  13. Jean Gardner

    Condolences to Arnie, family and friends. May she RIP. She was a great lady and her marriage and humility and love will give her a great trip with our Lord

  14. Joe & Eileen Cosby

    Dear Bauer Family, We are sad for your loss but pray you feel your mother’s presence as she intercedes with the Blessed mother now for your intentions. Will be sending a donation soonest. So very sorry Deb. Much love, the Cosby’s.

  15. Judy and John parr

    So sorry lots of hug’s

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