Cover photo for Leo Bauer's Obituary
Leo Bauer Profile Photo
1927 Leo 2015

Leo Bauer

March 31, 1927 — August 13, 2015

Leo J. Bauer, Jr., 88, Mandan, died August 13, 2015 at CHI St. Alexius Health in Bismarck.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 am on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan, ND with Rev. Shane Campbell as celebrant. Burial will be at North Dakota Veterans Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Mandan VFW #707 and American Legion Post #40.

Visitation will be held Monday, August 17, 2015 from 3:00-9:00 pm at Weigel Funeral Home, with a St. Martin’s Alter Society Rosary at 7:00 pm followed by a Parish Vigil. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

Leo was born on March 31, 1927 to Leo and Theresa (Rebenitsch) Bauer, Sr. in Fort Rice, ND. He was raised and educated in the Fort Rice and Judson area. He was drafted into the Army at the beginning of the Korean War and later was honorably discharged. He enjoyed playing softball with the Fort Rice softball team when he was younger. Thereafter, he met the love of his life, Marie Charvat at a dance at St. Anthony Hall. They were married on November 5, 1951 and they began their life together as beef and dairy farmers. On their farm they raised seven children. Farming and his John Deere tractors were a passion for Leo along with his sons Larry and Leon. Leo’s faith and family were central in his life and he was devoted to both. Making sure his daughter’s Janelle, Brenda and Jolene went to all their Horse and Saddle Club events. He also enjoyed going to the Dakota Speedway to watch his son, Darrell race. He was an avid Minnesota Vikings and Twins fan. His daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Larry took him to a Vikings game and he said, “It was the highlight of his life.” He was a lifelong member of the Fort Rice Catholic Church until a tornado destroyed it where he then became a member of St. Martins Catholic Church in Huff. He was currently a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Leo was an active member of the Mandan Rural Fire Department where he was a director for several years. He was also a member of the Mandan Moose and Mandan Eagles.

Leo and Marie moved to Mandan in 2000. There he had more time to relax where he found enjoyment in his grandchildren, gardening, paying pinochle and listening and dancing to old-time polka’s and waltzes. He found a new hobby in fishing where he would only fish from shore because he never wanted to get into a boat.

Leo will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 64 years, Marie, Mandan; daughters, Connie (Larry) Schafer and Janelle (Keith) Boehm both of Mandan and Brenda (Blaine) Schell, Bismarck; sons, Larry and Darrell (Joyce) both of Mandan and Leon (Susan) Baldwin, ND; 22 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren and brother, Joe (Marlene) Bauer, Fort Rice, ND.

Leo was preceded in death by his parents Leo and Theresa Bauer, daughter, Jolene Bauer (7-13-15); sister, Mary Ann (Robert) Just and brother, Ray (Helen) Bauer.

In Lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to the Mandan Rural Fire Department.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Leo Bauer, please visit our flower store.


Visits: 20

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree