Mr. Bauer was a plumber, a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 101, and a recipient of the Labor Man of the Year award. He was an avid golfer, a former Boy Scout leader, and a youth baseball coach in the Belleville area for more than 30 years. He was a member of St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church and a member of the Catholic Holy Family Society. Mr. Bauer was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.
Carl was preceded in death by his wife of 29 years, Lois F. Bauer, nee Kennedy, whom he married on April 23, 1960, and who died on May 2, 1989, his parents, Joseph and Charlotte, nee Drovetta, Bauer; and a special nephew, Christopher Sansom.
Surviving are a son, Alan Bauer of Belleville, IL;
a daughter, Anne (Paul) Kozik of Belleville, IL;
two guardian children, Tammy (Jeff) Collins, and Tonja Sansom;
three grandchildren, Alexander (Brittani) Kozik, Carli Kozik, and Jason Kozik;
two brothers, Joseph Bauer and friend, Karen Maggio of Belleville, IL, and John Darr (Bob Holm) of St. Petersburg, FL;
two sisters, Barbara Jackson, and Jeanne King, both of St. Petersburg, FL;
a great-niece, Katrina Kelly;
and a great-nephew, Christopher Sansom.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. 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. Thursday, July 27, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral procession will leave at 9:40 a.m. Friday, July 28, from George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. William McGhee officiating.
Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.