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Michael Bauer

Michael P. Bauer, 80, of Bloomer, WI, formerly of Colfax, WI, died on Monday, March 11, 2019 at Care Partners in Bloomer under the care of Heartland Hospice.

Michael was born on June 25, 1938 in St. Paul, MN to Jerome and Marion (Wagner) Bauer. He graduated from Stillwater High School and attended the University of Minnesota for one year before serving in the U.S. Army. Michael served in the 16th BPO Combat Division from 1961 to 1963, and the National Guard from 1963 to 1967. He was stationed in Florida during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Michael worked many jobs in his lifetime. Most notable was being a manager of a lumber company, an insurance adjuster and an operator at Swiss Miss.

Michael enjoyed fishing, trains, watching PBS, and the Green Bay Packers.

Michael is survived by his daughter, Diana Bauer of Colfax; two brothers, Jerry (Ellen) Bauer of Clinton, WI and Joseph (Karen) Bauer of Stillwater, MN; and a sister, Mary Bauer of Lake Dallas, TX.

A private service and burial will be held at a later date, with Military Honors conducted by Russell-Toycen American Legion Post 131. Sampson Funeral Home, Colfax, is serving his family.

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