Charles was a retiree of Laborers Local 459. He was a former City of Smithton Alderman and a member of the Smithton Commercial Club and the American Legion Gem Post 937. Charles was a United States Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles W. and Margquerite, nee Cavins, Bauer, and two sisters, Betty Melvin and Patricia Craig.
Surviving are his wife of almost 61 years, Ruth Ann Bauer, nee Mueller, whom he married on December 7, 1957;
two brothers, Robert (Lori) Bauer of Freeburg, IL, and Tommy Joe Bauer of Tilden, IL;
nieces and nephews, Ellie Borg, Bobby (Terri) Bauer, Shannon Bauer, Ross (Lena) Bauer, Clay (Amy) Asbridge, and Danette Asbridge Johnson;
and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice or to the Smithton City Park in memory of Buddy. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, August 5, 2018, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, August 6, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Smithton, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, August 6, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Smithton, IL, with Rev. Dwayne Dollgener officiating.
Burial will be at Smithton City Cemetery, Smithton, IL.