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Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colorado, April 5, 2007


Carl Raymond Bauer, age 87, of Kersey died March 28, 2007 in Greeley.  Carl was born December 23, 1919 to William and Freida (Wostenberg) Bauer in Venango, Nebraska. He was born and raised on the Colorado/Nebraska state line southeast of Amherst. He was one of 13 children. At age 12 he went to work to help support his family.


He joined the Navy during WWII and was awarded the Purple Heart, Silver Star and Presidential Unit Citation.  He met Pauline Dykman of Amherst and they were married on June 16, 1943 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Amherst. They settled in Amherst and spent their life farming in the community. Carl is best known for his contribution to little league baseball in Amherst as he spent numerous years coaching and taking care of the ball field. He loved watching his children participate in school and sporting activities. In later life, he enjoyed his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Carl was preceded in death by his parents and wife Pauline.


Survivors include: sons, Mike and wife Glenda of Cincinnati, Ohio, Doug and wife MaryJane of Ocean View, Delaware, Barry and wife Linda of Overland Park, Kansas; daughter Candi Bauer of Kersey; five grandchildren, Tod Bauer, Ryan Bauer, Sarah Reinick, Thad Bauer and Ross Bauer; five great grandchildren, Sidney, Jake, Conner, Amanda and Nicole Bauer; two sisters Elma Smith of Holyoke and Dorothy Pulsipher of Denver.


Funeral services were held April 2, 2007 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Amherst with Pastor Alan Borcher officiating. Interment followed at Amherst Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Amherst. Gerk Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.






Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, CO, September 28, 1989


Pauline Lenora Bauer was born July 18, 1923 at Lodgepole, NE, a daughter of K.J. Dykman and Emma Folkerts. She passed away Thursday, September 21, 1989 in Greeley at the age of 66.


Following her mother's death, she moved to Amherst as an infant where she was raised by Bill and Maggie Bauer. She received her grade school education in Amherst and graduated from Holyoke High School in the class of 1940. She attended college at Colorado University in Boulder.


Pauline worked at First National Bank in Holyoke until her marriage to Carl Bauer on June 16, 1943 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Amherst. They lived in San Francisco, CA until Carl received his discharge from the U.S. Navy. They then returned to Amherst and started farming and have continued to make their home there since that time. Pauline worked for several years as a secretary-receptionist for Drs. Gregory and Griffith and later Dr. Chesnut.  She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid.


Survivors include her husband, Carl Bauer of Amherst; three sons, Michael Bauer and wife Glenda of Cincinnati, OH, Douglas Bauer and wife Mary Jane of Frederick, MD and Barry Bauer and wife Laurie of Overland Park, KS; one daughter, Candi Reinick and husband Rick of Kersey; two brothers, Lloyd Dykman and Walter Dykman of Lodgepole, NE; one sister, Leila Huff of Lodgepole, NE; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, William. Funeral services were held Monday, September 25, 1989 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Amherst with Rev. John Larson officiating with burial following in the Amherst Cemetery.