Elaine A. Bauer

Elaine A. Bauer, 71, of the town of Kewaskum, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at St. Luke
's Medical Center in Milwaukee.

She was born on April 20, 1936, in St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac, the daughter of Florian and Joan (Konkol) Patoka.

Elaine graduated from St. Mary's Springs High School in Fond du Lac and worked as a car hop at A&W and at New-berrys 5 and 10 Cent Store in Fond du Lac.

On April 30, 1955, she was united in marriage to Roger Bauer at St. Marys Catholic Church in Fond du Lac.After their marriage, Elaine devoted her life to homemaking and raising their family.

Elaine was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum and the Kewaskum Homemakers Club. She enjoyed crocheting and e-mailing her grandchildren and friends.

Elaine will fondly be remembered for her homemade bread and homemade rolls.

Her grandchildren were her pride and joy.She will be deeply missed by her husband, her family and by all who knew her.

Survivors include her loving husband of nearly 53 years, Roger; her mother, Joan Patoka of Fond du Lac; her four children, Sandra (Richard) McKee of the town of Farmington and their children, Jennifer (John) Brough-ton, Jill (Tim) Kleiber, Michael (Katie) McKee and Jackie; Gary (Carol) Bauer of Mukwonago and their children, Stephanie (fianc Daniel Nottling), Greg and Andrew; Kay (Daniel) Butzke of Campbellsport and their children, Matthew, Adrienne and Samantha; Ken (Valerie) Bauer of Hubertus and their children, Ashley, Lauren, Heather and Bryanna; a brother, David (Karen) Patoka of Fond du Lac; a brother-in-law, Donald (Anne) Bauer of May-ville; four sisters-in-law, Ruth Ruhland of Oak-field, Lyra (Neal) Straub of St. Kilian, Betty Bauer of LeRoy and Helen Bauer of Fond du Lac; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.

Elaine was preceded in death by her father and three brothers-in-law, Edgar Bauer, Felix Bauer and Clarence Ruhland.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Elaine will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum.

Father Edwin Kornath will officiate and burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

Relatives and friends may celebrate her life on Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass.

The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with Elaines arrangements.

Additional information and guest book may be found at www.millermartinfh.com.