Mrs. Bauer was an administrative assistant. She volunteered at Cerebral Palsy of Southwestern Illinois and at Freeburg Terrace. Mary was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved the Christmas season with her family and was an expert at cross-stitching and crocheting.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernard and Ethel, nee Ross, Dreesman; and a brother, Richard Dreesman.
Surviving are her husband of 54 years, William R. “Bill” Bauer, whom she married on February 23, 1963;
four children, Michael (Rhonda) Bauer, Cathy (Jim) Rakers, Diane (Keith) Hagene, and Jeff (Melissa) Bauer; nine grandchildren, Matt, Stephanie, Josh, Michael, Kaitlyn, Zach, Jake, Courtney, and Austin; and eight great-grandchildren, Landon, Ean, Connor, Brantley, Grace, Raegan, Lulla-Mae, and Forrest.
Memorials may be made to Family Hospice or to Cerebral Palsy of Southwestern Illinois. 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, July 23, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 24, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Mark Reyling officiating.
Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.