Susan R. Bauer, 60
Feb. 23, 1955 -- May 18, 2015

Susan R. Bauer, “Beaver,” age 60, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 18, 2015, at The Kathy Hospice. She was born on Feb. 23, 1955, in Fond du Lac to Reinhold and Flora (nee Engel) Krug. Sue graduated from Kewaskum High School in 1973. She met Leroy Bauer and they married on May 21, 1988.

Sue loved disco and rock music and was always the life of the party. She had the gift of being a comedian anywhere she went. Her animals, Bailey and Fur Ball, meant so much to her. Sue added much joy to the lives of those around her. Sue enjoyed playing bingo at the casinos and online. She will be remembered for the heartfelt emails she sent to those she loved. She liked to cook and bake. No company ever left her home hungry.

Sue is survived by her loving husband of 27 years, Leroy; siblings, Jim (Karen) Krug of Fond du Lac and Jerry (Joan) Krug of West Bend; stepsiblings, Jerry (Mary) Mertz of Sheboygan, Bill (Mary-Ellen) Mertz of Carol Stream, Illinois, Roger (Kathy) Mertz of Allenton, Bob Mertz of Slinger and Kathy Mertz of Green Bay; brothers-in-law, Allen (Helen) Bauer of West Bend and Ronald (Bonita) Bauer of Menomonee Falls; and sisters-in-law, Marijean (Robert) Janzer of West Bend and Arla Krug of Fond du Lac. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Sue is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Robert; stepfather, Armand Mertz; parents-in-law, Alfred and Genevieve Bauer; sister-inlaw, Carol Jean Bauer; and beloved companion, Mika.

A memorial service will be held at Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend, WI 53095) on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at 1 p.m. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m.

Sue’s Family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital and The Kathy Hospice for all the care and compassion they provided her.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or online at