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Henry A. Bauer, 86

Henry August Bauer, age 86, of Hollywood Township, rural Mayer, died Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.

Funeral services will be Monday, July 19 at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hollywood, with interment in the church cemetery.

Visitation was Sunday, July 18 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., and continues Monday at the church one hour prior to the services.

Casket bearers will be Earl Mielke, Terry Jopp, John Everle, and Bruce Fillbrandt.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com

Henry was born March 12, 1924, in rural Mayer, Carver County, the son of August and Bertha Domjahn Bauer. He was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church April 6, 1924, by the Rev. W. L. Ernst, and instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith April 10, 1938, also at St. John’s Lutheran Church. His confirmation memory verse was the First Epistle General of John 5:4

Henry honorably served his country in the US Army during World War II.

He and his brother, Herbert engaged in dairy farming together for many years. Through the years, the brothers helped many relatives and neighbors during harvest time.

Henry enjoyed woodworking and attending amateur baseball games.

He was a lifetime, faithful member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hollywood Township and served for 17 years on the church council.

Henry was a member of American Legion Post 407 in Winsted.

He is survived by his brother, Herbert R. Bauer of Mayer; a nephew, Randal Venske of Mayer; and other relatives and friends.

Henry was preceded in death by his parents, August F. and Bertha M. Bauer; an infant brother, Harry; and by a sister, Elsie Venske.

Funeral services for Henry Bauer will be held on Monday, July 19, 2010 at 10:00 A. M. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hollywood Township. The Reverend Robert Rupprecht will officiate. Interment will follow at St. John’s Cemetery.