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Mark Bauer

December 19, 1958 — November 24, 2023

Wausau

Mark W. Bauer, 64, of Wausau, passed away suddenly on Friday, November 24, 2023.

He was born on December 19, 1958, to Keith and Mary Jo Bauer, in Wausau, Wisconsin. 

Mark spent his life doing what he loved: farming. In his early years he learned the trade from his dad. As a young adult, he attended a 2 year short course at UW Madison and followed it up with another 2 years at NTC, both courses expanding his knowledge in agriculture and perfected over a lifetime of experience. From the lessons he learned on the farm and in school, he passed those traditions and skills onto his sons, daughter-in-law, and grandson. His passion for farming ignited an obsession for collecting tractors that reminded him of his childhood. He often found these by attending local auctions and estate sales. He had a knack for trivia and could recite facts from over 30 years ago which he loved to pass along to family, friends, and neighbors. Springtime was his favorite season as the scent of fresh lilacs was in the air and promised a year of new memories and crops to grow. Mark will be remembered most for his sense of humor and if you ever asked him how to make an apple turnover, he would tell you that all you need to do is roll it down the hill.

He is survived by his sons, Willis Bauer, and Clark (Krista) Bauer; a grandchild, Henry; siblings, Roger (Linda) Wiard-Bauer, Bette Montgomery, and Paul (Michelle) Bauer; many nieces, nephews and friends. 

Mark is preceded in death by his parents.  

A memorial service will take place on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Brainard Funeral Home, Wausau.  A visitation will run from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.  

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Visitation

Thursday, November 30, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Brainard Funeral Home and Cremation Center- Wausau Chapel

522 Adams Street, Wausau, WI 54403

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Memorial Service

Thursday, November 30, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Brainard Funeral Home and Cremation Center- Wausau Chapel

522 Adams Street, Wausau, WI 54403

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