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Jerry A. Bauer

Jerry A. Bauer

Jerry (Jerome) Allen Bauer age 88, of Durand, WI, died peacefully on Friday December 31, 2021, at his home in the Township of Lima, rural Durand surrounded by his family.

Jerry was born on July 22, 1933, in the home of his parents in the Township of Lima.  Jerry was the son of Allie F. and Marion (Komro) Bauer and grew up in the Lima community.  Growing up Jerry’s nickname was ‘Pie’ due to his love of pie.  Jerry married Arlene (Mildred) Kitchner on June 1, 1954, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima, Durand, Wisconsin. After marriage they made their home in the Township of Lima where they farmed together and raised their family.  Jerry worked at Gilmores/ Roger’s IGA grocery store in Durand and then worked as a foreman on the Pepin County Highway Department. In 1976 he left the County and took over the family farm.  In 1978, Jerry was proud to receive a Century Family Farm certificate.  After Jerry retired and sold the farm, he worked at the Durand Co-Op and enjoyed driving school bus along with driving the countryside roads noting the farming activity. Jerry will be remembered for his great personality, jokes and his warm smile.

Jerry loved traveling and fishing. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and friends. Watching his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren's school activities brought him much joy.

Jerry is survived by five children, Eric (Deb) Bauer of West Salem, Laurie (Thomas) McQuillan of Boyd, Sheila (Gregory) Warren of River Falls, Rose (Lee) Prissel of Rochester, MN, Christopher (LuAnn) Bauer of Mondovi; 13 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren; brothers, Duane Bauer, Loren Bauer, sister, Pamela Gansluckner, several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his wife Arlene; parents, Allie and Marion Bauer; daughters, Elizabeth Anderson and Amanda Westra; brothers, John Bauer, Lawrence Bauer, and Randall Bauer; and sister Bonnie Becker.

Mass of Christian of Burial will be held at 1:30PM Friday January 7, 2022, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima, Durand with Rev. Timothy Reither officiating.   Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the church on Friday


  1. Joanne 'McRoberts' Hovey

    Sympathy to the family. He was a special guy ????

  2. Kelly Klingbeil

    My sympathy to all the family.

  3. Deanna Schlosser Rippley

    I have fond memories of Jerry when we were both school bus drivers. After driving our morning routes we would meet in the bus garage for coffee. All the bus drivers liked Jerry because he was such a pleasant person. I remember he played tricks on the other drivers, especially Ron Bien, all in good fun. All the women sat at one table , the men sat at a different table shaking dice. Jerry would bring the coffee pot to the ladies table offering a refill. Jerry was a cheerful, special person. He will be missed.

  4. Jackie & Dan Lehman

    Praying for God’s comfort, peace, & many joyful memories for all of Uncle Jerry’s family & friends. We will miss him so much! He was a loving, kind, & devoted man to his God, family, friends, & all who knew him. He left a legacy that will live on in our hearts & lives. May you Rest In Peace & joy with your loved ones that have gone before you, Uncle Jerry! You will live on in our hearts & memories until we see you again in heaven!

  5. Rippley, Deanna and Gerry

    I enjoyed all those years of driving bus with Jerry. He will be remembered and missed by all those who knew him.

  6. Ron and Jean Weiss

    Jerry was a long time neighbor and great friend. Our thoughts and prayers to all of Jerry's family. With deepest sympathy.

  7. Patti Blount

    I'm sorry to hear about the passing of Jerry. Sympathy to the family during this ???? difficult time.

  8. Mary Bauer

    Ron and I extend our deepest sympathy to the family.
    Ron and Mary Jo Bauer

  9. Clara Kobs

    So many fond memories of Jerry and Arlene and the time we spent with them..the early years..Raising our babes..sharing meals and quality time.. Laughter and sadness..deep conversations and silly ones.. My heart is sad, but I know he is with the Lord and Arlene..and his precious daughters.

  10. Denise (Prissel) Fetzer

    You all have my deepest sympathy. I began to think back on so many great memories on the farm. Mandy always had to finish her chores with her Dad and Arlene would fix a great meal before we could go to the Friday night football game! Fond memories of your family. Jerry touched many lives. May his soul live in peace.

  11. Harold & Amy Sabelko

    Jerry was so nice to everyone. He had a heart of gold and loved his family. Please accept our sympathies for your loss. He will truly be missed. Sending prayers and hugs to the whole family. Harold & Amy

  12. Tanya Westra

    Jerry was an amazing man. My deepest sympathies to you and your family ♥️He will be missed.

  13. Christine Polzer

    To all of Jerry’s family, my sincere sympathies and prayers to you. Jerry was a great friend, I was classmates and friends with his daughter Amanda, Jerry was my daughter’s favorite bus driver and we visited and spoke on the phone, he was the kindest soul. Rest In Peace dear Jerry.

  14. Sheila Riemer

    So sorry for your loss ???? Jerry was one of a kind and will be greatly missed. So many memories...hugs to you all ❤

  15. Rick and Carol Richardson

    Sympathy to the entire Bauer family.

  16. Linda Kitchner

    Uncle Jerry you can now be with Arlene and family.Mike spoke so highly of you.May you rest in peace.j

  17. Mike & Kathy Weisenbeck

    Our deepest sympathy to the entire Bauer family. We have many fond memories of Jerry

  18. Nancy Bauer

    I have so many fond memories of Jerry and also of Arlene and the family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. RIP Jerry and know you will be missed by many!

  19. Lisa (Brantner) Bazille

    My sympathy to all of you!!

  20. Audrey Kallstrom Bussow

    My deepest sympathy to the family of Jerry.

  21. Chris and Arnie Bauer Jr

    Sorry to here Jerry. Prayers

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