Arthur J. Bauer, 90, of Van Wert, left his time here on earth on April 15, 2023, at home.
He was born on August 9, 1932, in Convoy, Ohio to the late Arthur H. and Marie B. (Schmidgall) Bauer. He married the former Gloria June Carlo on January 29, 1952, and she died on August 10, 1987. On July 22, 1988, he married D. Jeannette (Ralston) Showalter Bauer who survives.
Other family members include his children, Bruce A. (Pam) Bauer of Ft. Wayne, Karen (Mark) Eddy of Grover Hill, and Beth (Scott) Wilson of Ft. Wayne; a step-daughter, Sue (Keith) Bowersox of Van Wert; grandchildren, Emilie (Mike) Bishop, Geoff Bauer, Ben (Katie) Eddy, Aaron (Cheryl) Eddy, and Katie (Ray Tountzios) Wilson; a sister, Gloraine Stelzer of Defiance; a step grandson, Ronald L. (Virginia) Krick; nine step grandchildren; and eleven step great grandchildren.
Art was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Bauer and Herbert “Barney” Bauer; two sisters, Lucille Hulwick and Florence Stuckey; and a grandson, Matthew Eddy.
Art was a Korean War Veteran of the U.S. Army. He owned a barbershop in Middle Point and retired from Lincolnview Schools in 1989.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 19, 2023, at St. Marks Lutheran Church in Van Wert with Rev. Williams C. Haggis, II, officiating. Interment will follow at Van Wert Woodland Cemetery where military rites will be conducted by the combined honor guard of the American Legion and V.F.W. Posts of Van Wert. Calling hours are 9 - 11 a.m., Wednesday also at the Church.
Preferred memorials are to St. Marks Lutheran Church.
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