Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services Offering dignified services since 1919

Back to Obituaries

Harold C Bauer

Harold C Bauer

Harold C Bauer, age 92 of Rock Falls, received his angel wings and went peacefully on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at the American Lutheran Home in Mondovi to meet his creator and long awaited reunion with his bride of 68 years, Lucille and his infant son.

Harold Cletus Bauer was born on March 28, 1932 in Durand. He was the son of Paul C and Clara (Brantner) Bauer. Farming with his father was one of Harold’s joys in life. Going to polka fests and traveling the United States to Army Reunions with his loving wife was a very big part of their enjoyments. He lived life to the fullest. Harold also drove school bus for Lima Schools, worked for the Meridean Chicken Hatchery, Presto, Durand Canning Factory, but his most fullfilling job was farming.

Harold was a lifelong member at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima in Durand, a Farmer’s Union Member and the Eau Claire Moose Lodge #1408.

Harold is survived by his sisters, Greta Sobottka of Schofield, Diane Kuhnert of Altoona and Rose “Linda” (Bill) Abramovich of Durand, many nieces, nephews, Godchildren, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Lucille, and a son in infancy.

The family would like to thank the staff at American Lutheran Homes-Mondovi, especially Chaplin Gary. Fr. Emmanuel Asamoah-Bekoe, Dr. Rich and his staff at the Mayo Clinic in Mondovi, Charlene Anderson, Mayo Palliative Care, Mayo Hospital Staff, Eau Claire and St. Croix Hospice staff and Chaplin Carl for the great and compassionate care of Harold over the years.

Funeral Mass will be 11:30AM Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima in Durand with Rev. Emmanuel Asamoah-Bekoe officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.

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


  1. Gary w and Judi a bauer

    Our sympathy to Paul’s family keeping u in our prayers

  2. Cleo and Darrel Gibson

    Our Deepest Sympathy to Greta, Diane and Linda and all family members in the resent death of my cousin Harold and Lucille. May they have Internal Rest in Peace. God's Blessings. Cleo & Darrel

  3. Larry and Carol Prissel

    The Family our Sympathy, You are in thoughts and prayers

  4. Tony & Mary Ann Schuh

    Condolences to all Harold's families, he is now in his happy place. As a community neighbor he was the best guy one could know. We will treasure his memory.

  5. Tina Johnson

    To the family my deepest sympathy. Harold always made me laugh I really enjoyed taking care of him I have a very special place in my heart for him. I'm glad he's not hurting anymore. He will truly be missed by so many people. May God bless you Harold Bauer. Love you Rest in piece. Lindy it was great meeting you too. Many hugs to you and your husband.

  6. Dick & Jan Bates

    Family of Harold: So sorry to hear of your loss. Harold was a good "old guy". He will be missed. Dick & Jan

  7. Jessica Kummer

    So sorry for your loss Bauer family. He was a wonderful man. Got the pleasure of knowing him when I worked at the American Lutheran Homes. He loved to joke around with u. He will be missed dearly by so many. Now RIP Harold.

  8. Jean Gardner

    Condolences to all his family and friends and may Harold RIP!
    He was a great man and many visits with both him and his wife

View More Posts ( # )