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;
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 www.rennerfh.com.
Due to Covid-19, private funeral services will be held.
Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.