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Richard Bauer

July 12, 1921 — September 21, 2015

Richard "Bud" Bauer, 94, of Wyoming died on September 22, 2015 at St. Joseph Nursing Home in Lacon.

Richard was born to John A. and Mina M. (Preston) Bauer on July 12, 1921 in Chillicothe Twp.

Richard graduated from Chillicothe High School and went into the U.S. Army. He served during WWII in many battles and campaigns in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater, including the Battle of the Bulge and the Battle of Anzio.

After being discharged from the Army he resided in Wyoming where he farmed most of his life until he retired. He was also a Tax Assessor for Stark County, member of the Valley School Board and the Wyoming Congregational Church.

Richard married Imogene I. Windaugh on May 25, 1946 in Chillicothe and after her passing in October 1971 he married Phyllis E. Robbins in Wyoming in November of 1972. She also preceded him in death on March 15, 2010.

Surviving is his daughter, Dixie (Dale) Wheeler of Lacon, his son, Jack Bauer of Wyoming and a stepdaughter, Janice A. (Richard) Smith of Galesburg; two grandchildren, Darren (Stacy) Wheeler of Muncie, IN, David (Rebecca) Wheeler of Buffalo Grove; four step grandchildren, Ranee (John) Collura, Ginger (Luke) Jacob, Greta (Mike) Rouch, and Greg (Kristy) Blakey; three great grandchildren; five step great grandchildren and two step Great Great Grandchildren; a sister, Fern Appel of Chillicothe.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his two wives, one step-grandson, Richard P. Smith, Jr.; two step sons, Lawrence L. Blakey and Mike Blakey; eight sisters, Helen Crew, Agnes Hollandsworth, Lena Schroeder, Blanche Shrader, Minnie Douglas, Mary Ratliff, Lois Pease and Gladys Hawksworth; three brothers, Francis Bauer, Augustus Bauer and Harold Bauer.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 12:00 noon at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home, Chillicothe. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service time at the funeral home. Rev. Ross Wyman will officiate. Burial will be held in the Chillicothe City Cemetery with Military Rites. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph's Nursing Home or to the donor's choice.

Richard's online memorial website may be viewed at


SEP 26. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Weber-Hurd Funeral Home

Funeral Ceremony

SEP 26. 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Weber-Hurd Funeral Home

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