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Clint J. Bauer

August 18, 1955 — October 13, 2020

UPDATED SERVICE INFORMATION A private family mass for Clint J. Bauer, 65, will be held Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lacona. Family will receive friends on Friday, October 30, 2020 from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary at 3:30 p.m. at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Milo. Memorials are requested to the Lacona Fire & Rescue, the Dubuque Police Protective Association Fallen Officer Fund, or the St. Mary's Cemetery. Clint's family respectfully requests anyone attending the service to please wear a mask. You may join the family remotely by viewing the service on Clint's obituary page on the funeral home website. Clint Joseph Bauer, of rural Lacona, passed away October 13, 2020 in a farm accident while harvesting his crops. He was born August 18, 1955 in Chariton, Iowa the fifth of eight children, and the oldest boy, to Norbert and Rosemary (Miller) Bauer. He grew up in Lacona, attending school in Lacona, Milo, and Liberty Center, graduating from Southeast Warren High School in 1973. His love of farming was cultivated in high school while serving as the Future Farmers of America (FFA) president and working on Roger and Ann Seuferer's farm. After high school graduation he was awarded a scholarship for diesel mechanic at Lincoln Tech in Des Moines. He began dating Janet Halvorsen during his senior year at Southeast Warren. They dated until they were married on February 15, 1975 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lacona. They were blessed with two sons: Nathan and Brandon. Clint and Janet purchased their first farm and current homestead together in April of 1986. It was at this farm where they truly settled roots and his lifelong dream of being a farmer came true. He enjoyed the farm work, his Oliver tractors, and his collection of plows. He became a great mechanic that spent many days and nights over the years working on anything with an engine in his shop for friends and neighbors. While he was a successful farmer and mechanic, more than that he was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and all-around family man. He always made time to coach his sons in little league baseball and pee wee wrestling. He would try to be the best coach/mentor possible looking for insight from the book "Beans About Baseball." He loved the crowded Sunday dinner tradition at Norbert and Rosemary's with all of his brothers, sisters and their children. As the years passed and the Bauer family continued to grow the desire to maintain a close extended family persisted and led to the "Bauer Bash" being hosted at the pond on Clint and Janet's farm. In fact, this past summer he invested in a brand-new pavilion along the pond that was to be finished and ready for the 2021 "Bauer Bash." He lived life to the fullest, he had a deep spiritual faith, always left others with a smile, and did what he loved. When you think of Clint, you can't help but think about how jovial he was. Never without a smile, a friendly tease, or a good joke, he was always looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones. His quick wit and inability to tell people no, even led to him competing in a couple of old timer wrestling tournaments just to prove that he could still beat his sons and he could. He was often told that his ability to talk came from his Grandpa Bauer. Perhaps his love and smile never shown through more than when he, Papa Bauer, got the opportunity to share his love of farming with one of his four grandchildren. Clint is survived by his wife, Janet; sons: Nathan (Danni) Bauer and Brandon (Nikki) Bauer; grandchildren: Maddox, Hudson, Rhett, and Stella; siblings: Doris Gillespie, Betty Sommar, Chris (Greg) Wilbur, Connie Wimberly, Angie Gass, Phil (Jackie) Bauer, and Cory (Chani) Bauer; mother-in-law, Phyllis Halvorsen; brothers-and-sisters-in-law: Cindy (Albert) Butler, Rick (Rebecca) Halvorsen, and Judy (Scott) Webster; along with many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Norbert and Rosemary Bauer, and father-in-law, Allen Halvorsen. Rosary

OCT 30. 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM (CST)

Pierschbacher Funeral Homes - Milo

201 Walnut Street,

Milo, IA 50166

[email protected]

https://www.pierschbacherfuneralhome.com

Visitation

OCT 30. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)

Pierschbacher Funeral Homes - Milo

201 Walnut Street,

Milo, IA 50166

[email protected]

https://www.pierschbacherfuneralhome.com

Private Mass of Christian Burial

OCT 31. 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (CST)

St. Mary's Catholic Church

222 N. Washington

Lacona, IA 50139

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