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Allen N Bauer

Allen N Bauer

Allen N. Bauer, age 78, of Nelson, died Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Our House Senior Living in Menomonie.

Allen was born to Alfonse “Allie” and Clara (Schuh) Bauer at home in rural Lima on November 1, 1943. He married Connie Ziehl on April 8, 1967 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elmwood. To this union, four children were born. In Allen’s earlier years, he worked to help build the Spring Valley Dam and, for most of his life, farmed in Maxville before purchasing his own farm in Pepin.

Allen enjoyed spending time on his tractor, cutting wood, coon hunting, fishing, and gardening. He was well known for the pumpkins he grew every fall. During retirement, Allen could be found fishing most days. If he wasn’t fishing, then he was thinking about it.

Allen is survived by his wife of 54 years, Connie, of Nelson; sons, Richard (Mary) of Mondovi and Robert (Tanya) of Menomonie; grandchildren, Dane and Allie Jo Bauer and Raith, Lindy and Porter Bauer; daughter’s fiancé, Dale Hager of Latimer, IA; one sister, Mary (Brad) Sie of Mondovi. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Bruce; daughter, Brenda; three brothers and four sisters.

Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00AM Saturday, December 4, 2021 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Durand. Rev. Emmanuel Asamoah-Bekoe will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery in the spring. Visitation will be from 9:30AM Saturday until the time of the services at the church.

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


  1. Linda Kitchner

    Allen was my first cousin.Sorry for your loss.My dad Albert Schuh was his mother's brother.


    So sorry for your loss Connie and family. Great memories of trips to Mexico.
    Steve & Pat Moline


    Sending our Sympathy to Connie and Family!

  4. Ed McRoberts

    Condolences to Connie, Rich and Rob. I remember Al from childhood to the last time I saw him a couple years ago. He was always carrying a smile and a joke, or encouraging word. Al will truly be missed.

  5. Jacob Allen Schoeder

    Rest in Peace Allen. You were my brother I never had (my middle name is after you) as you were living with us, Dutch and Caroline Schoeder when I was born and through kindergarten. I remember when you and Connie moved to the Don and Betty Mosel's farm and I was staying with you, Connie and you two were kissing on the couch!! Many good memories.
    Love Jake, Amy, Nathan and Ben.

  6. Gordon & LaVina Gifford

    Our sympathy to Connie, Richard & Mary , Robert & Tanya & Dale upon your loss of Brenda and Allen. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. marge binkowski

    Connie and family; We're very sorry to hear about Al. Tony said , "had a lot of fun with Al". Sympathy to his son's and family also. Marge and Tony Binkowski

  8. Jeff baier

    Connie and.family sorry to hear about AL great times with my dad rest in peace!!!

  9. Donna Barber

    So sorry Connie !! Sympathy to you & your family at this most difficult time !

  10. Todd Weisenbeck

    Our sincere condolences to the entire family.

    I was lucky enough to fish with Rob and Al in high school and Al taught me a ton about backwater fishing. One of the first times out, we caught a bucket full, upon returning to the house Al asked if I knew how to clean fish. “Not really”! I said “Well, you are gonna learn right now” he said with a smile! He flipped down the gate on a hay wagon, gave me a knife and the way we went. Thanks for the memories Al and for teaching me about fishing, such a great guy!

  11. John and judy Parr

    Sorry for your loss

  12. Linda Knapp

    So sorry Connie and family. Allen was such a good friend to Chuck. Blessings, Linda Knapp

  13. Ron Kaempf

    Allen was a great guy and long time neighbor, deepest condolences to Connie and family

  14. Gary and Judi Bauer

    Connie and family, sending our sympathy to you and your family. Many memories of Allen when we were neighbors in Elmwood and Allen worked for Dutch and Caroline Schroeder, keeping you in our prayers.

  15. thomas biles

    sorry to here of your loss.

  16. Joe and Jan Drier

    Sending our Sympathy to Connie and Family during this difficult time!

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