Howard Edwin Bauer

Howard Edwin Bauer, 77, of West Bend, passed away Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006 at SynergyHealth St. Joseph’s Hospital, town of Polk.

Howard was born on June 18, 1929 to Arthur P. and Adelia (nee Endlich) Bauer, and was a graduate of West Bend High School.

On Sept. 25, 1954, Howard married Ruth Jane Nitsche. After marriage the couple began a family of their own.

Throughout much his life, Howard was a self-employed mason contractor.

He enjoyed his work tremendously, and was proud to pass the business on to his son, Mike, upon his retirement.

Howard enjoyed visiting with friends and family, playing cards and traveling up-north to the family cottage.

He loved every opportunity to spend time with his four grandchildren, and was anxiously awaiting the arrival of his first great-grandchild.

He is survived by his son, Michael (Joan) Bauer and their children, Sara (Shane) Giza and Andrew Bauer; his daughter, Michele (Frank) Vaughan and their children, Mason and Carter Vaughan; and his brother-in-law, Bob Moser.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth; his parents, Arthur and Adelia Bauer; and his sister, Virginia Moser.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, Dec. 1, at 10 a.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend, with Rev. James Hill officiating.

Visitation with family and friends will be held on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Interment will follow the funeral service in Washington County Memorial Park, West Bend.