THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Elsie Mae A. Bauer
Issue Date: September 12, 2019
Elsie Mae Anna "Sis" Bauer, 92, of Marinette, passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 in Marinette, with family by her side.
Born Jan. 23, 1927, in the Town of Lake at Timberline Lodge Lake Noquebay, to the late Otto and Mary (McVane) Bauer, she attended the Wood School on Highway W and began working at age 15 at McVane's Twin Bridge Lodge in Crivitz. She later moved to Marinette and worked for Dr. Peters for several years, Lauerman's Department Store for 39 years, until its closing and then First Northern Bank and Little River Country Club until it was sold. She then did volunteer work and took care of her elderly mother.
She enjoyed crafts, sewing, knitting, crocheting, wandering in the cemetery, serving meals at Church, dancing, especially square dancing and taking care of the elderly. She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Lake 4H Club, Harmony Square Dance Club, Friends Sewing Club, Horizon Unlimited Senior Bank Club, Silver Swingers Golf League at Little River Country Club and the Bay Area Medical Center Auxiliary, where she worked the coffee shop, gift shop, bake sales, knitting bonnets for newborn babies and also enjoyed the group bike rides.
She is survived by a sister, Elouise Zorn of New Berlin; an adopted granddaughter; an adopted Godchild, Cheryl Kay Daley; nine nieces and nephews; eight great-nieces and nephews; a great-great-nephew and many aunts; uncles; cousins and dear friends.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant sister; two brothers, Thomas and Joe Bauer; a brother in law, Paul Zorn; a cousin, James Bauer, who was like a father to her; a nephew, Joey Bauer and dear friends, Ann Echert and Leo Chepeck.
Visitation will be held at Thielen Funeral Home on Thursday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral services at noon. Pastor Linda Forray will officiate with burial in Forest Home Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Bay Area Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship Fund.