Friederich J. "Fred" Bauer



Friederich J. “Fred” Bauer, 95, of Fostoria, passed away at 1:55 am Saturday February 4, 2017 at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria.

He was born June 19, 1921 in Koblenz, Germany to the late Hans and Anna (Stupfel) Bauer. He married Corrine Steiner June 18, 1955 in Fostoria and she died October 28, 2012.

Surviving are children, Elvira (Hugo) Legrand, Koblenz, Germany, Michael J. Bauer, Fostoria, Patricia A. Bauer, Put-in-Bay and Rosemary M. (Guy) Tibbels, Marblehead; and three grandchildren, Tug and Annie Tibbels and Claudia Legrand. 

Fred was in the German Air Force during WW II and entered the United States in 1950 through Ellis Island and became a US Citizen shortly thereafter. He had been a butcher at the former Flechtner Packing Company, Fostoria and had worked at the Cramer Mold Shop for a number of years. He was dedicated helping families manicure their lawns up to the age of 90.

He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church. He played German futbol (soccer) in his earlier years. He had a great love for his children, grandchildren and dearly missed his wife.

Visitation is Tuesday February 7, 2017 from 2-5 pm at HOENING FUNERAL HOME 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria.

Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 am Wednesday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria with Rev. Todd Dominique presiding and a Rosary will be prayed at 10 am. Burial will follow in St. Wendelin Catholic Cemetery.

A special thank you to Good Shepherd Home for their care and compassion for Fred. We suggest memorials to the Cascades of Good Shepherd Home or St. Wendelin Church and School.

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Gabi Nehrbass (Stupfel)

Mike, Rose and Patty,
glancing thru the internet we got aware that Fred passed away last week. We are very sorry to hear about that and we want to pass our condolences to you.

Gabi, Arno and kids from Worms (Germany)

 Posted February 12, 2017 - 11:41am
John DiCesare

So sorry to here about your father. You were a good son. He is in heaven now.
My prayers are with you.

 Posted February 6, 2017 - 10:29am
Roxanne Harmon

Mike and Family,
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Your video is heartwarming. Thanks for sharing.

 Posted February 5, 2017 - 5:24pm
Jan (Clinger) McCuen

Mike, Rosemary and Patty,
Your dad (actually your whole family) was so good to my mom Ruby Clinger. Living out of town I always appreciated everything your family did for her. I know she did also. He will be remembered for his kindnesses to others. My thoughts and prayers to your family as you grieve his loss.

 Posted February 4, 2017 - 7:25pm
Christa Schnieders

Mike, Patty, and Rosemary,
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Inge Schnieders & Family

 Posted February 4, 2017 - 7:04pm
Judy Helterbrand

Mike and all your sisters, so sorry for your loss , but your Dad is now truly happy with your Mom and safe in the Arms of JESUS"! Miss seeing him at Mass ( and your Mom) such loving people RIP Amen

 Posted February 4, 2017 - 5:36pm
Ruth Redford

he was such a sweet heart so sorry for your loss

 Posted February 4, 2017 - 5:01pm
Becky Freeman

Your in my prayers during this time, God Bless you all

 Posted February 4, 2017 - 4:16pm

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