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Robert L Bauer

Robert L Bauer

Robert L. Bauer, age 66, of Nelson died Saturday, December 17, 2022 at Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse with his children by his side.

Bob was born on July 16, 1956 in Durand. He was the son of Bernard A. and Darlene P. (Snyder) Bauer. Bob grew up in Durand and graduated from Durand High School in 1974. Bob married Janice Doughty December 28, 1974. Together they had three children and later divorced. Over Bob’s working career, he worked at Durand Plant Foods (Gene Phillips), Komro’s Sales and Service and Boelter Industries. Bob lived in Nelson for over 20 years. He was a fun loving father, grandfather, brother and uncle. Bob was always willing to help anyone, especially his neighbors.

Bob enjoyed fishing, watching the Packers, telling jokes and music. He liked spending time in his garage with his music on while tinkering with projects. Bob loved spending time with his family, friends and his sidekick Opie.

Bob is survived by his children, Donovan (Amy), Cheryl Henry, both of St. Charles, MN and Leann (Ronnie) Edgemon of Elmwood; wife, Cheryl Bauer; step-children, Nick Pretzer, Jeremy Pretzer, Lucas Pretzer and Stacy Pretzer; 12 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, siblings, Steve (Georgia) of Durand, Rose (Gary) Sabelko of Mondovi, Mike (Marge) of Wichita, KS, Joe (Jan) of White Bear Lake, MN, Dan (Sandy) of Durand, Lily (Rick) Hanson of Bloomer and Bev (Roger) Sabelko of Mondovi; his dog, Opie; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many special friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Darlene.

The family would like to send a special thanks to Gunderson Lutheran Hospitals in both Wabasha and La Crosse.

Prayer Services will be 3:45PM Thursday, December 22, 2022 at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand. Visitation will be from 4:00PM-7:00PM at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand.

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


  1. Larry and joanne

    We are saddened to hear loss of you’re dad and grandfather ,Our prayers and hugs to you all Cheryl Tyler and McKenzie we are thinking of you !

  2. Sandra Larson

    Donavan, Cheryl, Leanne & Grandchildren, my
    Thoughts & Prayers go out to you in the loss of your Father and Grandfather as you go through the difficult days which are ahead. So sorry, gone way too soon.

  3. Lorri Loida

    My deepest sympathies to all the family in this difficult time.

  4. Joe and Jan Drier

    Our Deepest Sympathy to the Bauer Family! Heaven has gained another family Angel this year! Hugs to all!!

  5. Patricia Roettger

    My condolences to the family at this sad time. Hugs and many prayers!

  6. John and judy Parr

    Or sympathy and prayers for all

  7. Mary Odegard

    Hugs and prayers to the whole family.

  8. Rick and Carol Richardson

    Sympathy to all.

  9. Krissi Weiss

    Sending love, hugs, strength and prayers to all family and friends. Though he will be greatly missed by all who love him, rejoice in knowing he has gone home ❤️❤️

  10. Ron n Josie Sonnenberg

    So sorry for your loss, thinking of you all. Prayers n hugs .

  11. Nelson hotel bar and grill

    Our deepest sympathy to Bobs family. Nelson hotel bar and grill. Ron& Betty

  12. Nick and Sue Sperger

    We are sorry for lose. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  13. Joanne’McRoberts’ Hovey

    Sympathy to Bobs family.

  14. Marsha Sullivan

    Sending love and prayers for the family.

  15. Michael Bauer

    We had many good times over the years. You will be missed.

  16. Jenn Penny

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

  17. Nikki DeRaad

    Our deepest condolences LeAnn, you and your family are in my prayers...

  18. Julie

    The Bauer family is in my thoughts.

  19. richard bauer

    So sorry for your loss.

  20. Sherri Haley

    Was a pleasure knowing you Bob,you were always such a happy,funny guy!
    I'll always have the Dallas Cowboys shirt you gave me years ago :) Peace be with you ????

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