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Lawrence S "Steve" Bauer

Lawrence S "Steve" Bauer

Lawrence S. “Steve” Bauer, age 82 of Durand, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2023 at his home in Durand.

Larry was born on November 9, 1940 at home in the Town of Lima, rural Durand. He was the son of George A. and Florence (Komro) Bauer. Larry grew up on the family farm and graduated in 1959 from Sacred Heart Schools in Lima. After high school, Larry joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. Larry married Eileen E. Schuch, together they had four children and later divorced. Later Larry married Lillian Lawrence and they were married for 18 years before Lillian’s passing. Larry married Lori J. Nedland on March 18, 2005. During his working career, Larry was a man of many trades who had a great work ethic. Larry worked at Gould, owned the Yellow Rose Tavern and Bauer Stump Removal, was a truck driver, and machinist. In retirement, Larry transported Amish in the area. He enjoyed being on the home farm and caring for his animals the most. Larry was a devote Catholic, who went to church every Sunday.

Larry enjoyed socializing with people and enjoying a cold beer. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. Larry loved his cats and his Toyota.

Larry is survived by his wife of 18 years Lori, children Dan (Amy) Bauer of Durand, Bob (Lisa) Bauer of Durand, Don (Bobbi) Bauer of Lake City, MN, Brenda Bauer of Greenwood, Lisa (Chris) Streubing of Maine, Lori (Steve “Scare”) Bauer of Durand, Steve (Teresa) Kriese of Eleva, Tonya (Dale) Prissel of Mondovi, Chad Pickney of Chippewa Falls and Shaunna (David) Tello of Durand, 27 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, siblings, Bernice Poeschel-Butzlaff, Mary Ellen Braden, Rosetta Swartout and Richard (Betty) Bauer, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers George, Ralph and Jimmy Bauer, wife Lillian, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral Mass will be 11:30AM Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima in Durand with Rev. John Zweber officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:30AM until the time of services at the church on Tuesday.

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


  1. Joy Larson

    My deepest and sincere condolences to Larry’s wife Lori. Also to the family my condolences. Larry was in amazing man. Larry was so kind and gentle and loved his kitties and his family deeply. I feel honored to have been able to know him and to be his neighbor. He never missed a beat, if he thought you needed some thing you would get it whether you needed it or not lol. I know he will be very missed by his family and friends. I certainly feel a void in my life with him gone. Rest in peace Larry.

  2. Frank

    Larry was the best neighbor I could have ever hoped for!

  3. Nadine Schuhp

    Lori and family. So sorry to hear of Steve's passing. He was indeed willing to help. After my dad, Steve's uncle Leo passed, he stopped in and asked if my sister and I needed any help. He was even willing to cut the fields of hay. He was Quite a guy.

  4. Danielle Robb

    Sorry for your loss

  5. Bryan Huffman

    Sorry for your loss
    R.I.P Larry
    You will be missed.

  6. Jim Henry

    So sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Been a few years since I've seen him, but hold many fond memories of Dad & I deer hunting with Steve, Dan, Bob & Donny. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Jim & Barb Henry

  7. Matt and Rhonda Hazen

    So very sorry for your loss. Sounds like an amazing man! Prayers and Sympathy to all. God Bless...
    Matt and Rhonda Hazen
    Eleva, WI

  8. Richard & Kathy Stonecipher

    We are so sorry for your families loss. Thoughts and prayers for all of you.

  9. Dave Bautch

    My condolences HE was a great friend, I will miss him

  10. Marlene Caturia

    So Sorry for your Loss.

  11. John and Judy Parr

    sorry for your loss

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