William C. Bauer, 87, of DeWitt, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at WellSpire (formerly Westwing Place) in DeWitt.
William Clarence Bauer was born July 4, 1932, in Dubuque, to William and Cecelia Koppes Bauer. After graduating from Welton High School, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Bill married Joyce Scheckel on June 23, 1956, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Welton. He farmed north of Welton and later worked for Farm Service until retiring at age 77. Joyce preceded him in death Aug. 12, 2016.
Bill was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in DeWitt.
He loved hunting, fishing and trapping. He also enjoyed family vacations to Minnesota. Bill was proud to have been part of an Honor Flight.
He is survived by four children and their spouses, Rhonda and Glen Boswell, of Welton, Dennis and Rhonda Bauer, of DeWitt, Connie and John Burns, of Eldridge, and Craig and Julie Bauer, of McCausland; 10 grandchildren, Cara (Dan) Vosatka, Abby (Ryan) Knight, Rene (Nick) Morhardt, Alyssa (Joe) Donahue, Austin (Jennie) Bauer, Whitney (Andy) Altenhofen, and Courtney (Derek) Stecklein, Ashley (Guthrie) Waechter, SGT. Korinne Burns, and Carmen Bauer; 14 great-grandchildren, Jacob, Rachel, Ashton, Mayah, Will, Wesley, Joel, Cecilia, Paxton, Quinn, Henry, Cohen, Norah and Greyson; a great-great-grandson, Jackson; a sister, Marcella Steinke; brother-in-law, Vince Moore; nieces and nephews; and special friends, Dean and Donna Geise and Marilyn Rock.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by four siblings, Bob, Mary, Darlene and Beverly, and two brothers-in-law, Kenny and Roy.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the service time of 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in DeWitt. Burial and military rites following in the church cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to WellSpire (formerly Westwing Place) and Genesis Hospice.
Condolences may be expressed, and a photo tribute viewed at schultzfuneralhomes.com.