Fred Bauer

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Fred R. Bauer, 74, of Caseyville, IL, born September 29, 1946, in Belleville, IL, died Monday, January 25, 2021, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Mr. Bauer worked as a coal miner for Peabody Coal Company before his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred T. and June J., nee Carr, Bauer.

Surviving are his wife, Judy, nee Fast, Bauer;
a son, Ralph Holle;
a daughter, Pam Mercurio;
five grandchildren, Chris and Brittany Mercurio, Joe Mercurio (Tori Hall), Samantha Mercurio, and Ashley Mercurio;
three great-grandchildren;
a brother, Jeff (Janet) Bauer;
a sister, Karen Fleher;
many nieces, nephews;
great-nieces and great-nephews;
a long-time friend, Jim Mercurio;
and his long-time canine companion, Marley.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Due to Covid-19, private funeral services will be held.

Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


7 Comments on Fred Bauer

Judith Wallin said : Guest Report Feb 03, 2021 at 10:40 AM

Judy, My deepest sympathy to you in your loss. I know how hard losing a mate can be. Please take care of yourself and family.

  • Belleville
  • Illinhois
Karen Fleher said : Guest Report Jan 28, 2021 at 11:42 AM

My wonderful brother and friend. I love you with all my heart, always have and always will. I have been thinking about all the things we did as kids and the fun we had. Our life was wonderful and filled with love. The great times at the lake and fun holidays. Tell everyone hello. We will all be together as God calls.

  • wentzville
  • Mo
Laura Halloran said : Guest Report Jan 27, 2021 at 2:03 PM

My Uncle Dick was one of the kindest individuals I have ever known. His smile and laughter filled a room.. I will always remember the backyard football games and the boating fun over the years. Judy, we love you and will always be here for you.

  • Saint Peters
  • MO
Cary and Teresa Smith said : Guest Report Jan 27, 2021 at 11:52 AM

We are so sorry to hear of Fred's passing. Enjoyed our Sunday morning talks when we were in church and seeing you both at church.'

  • Swansea
  • IL
Mike and Virginia Thompson said : Guest Report Jan 27, 2021 at 8:04 AM

Dick was someone who always lit up the room. He had such a great sense of humor with a great smile. He will be missed. We loved him so. RIP good man. Our deepest sympathies to Judy Pam and family. Also to his sister and brother and their families.

  • Ofallon
  • Illinois
Jenny (Tell) Faal said : Guest Report Jan 27, 2021 at 12:08 AM

Judy, i am so sorry to hear of this. I pray for peace and strength for you and the family.

  • Collinsville
  • Illinois
Darlene Kramer said : Guest Report Jan 26, 2021 at 8:43 PM

Was saddened to hear of his passing. It was always a pleasure to visit with both of you at church. You have so many good memories-may they lighten the dark days that come with the passing of a loved one.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois

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