THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Joseph O. Bauer
Issue Date: March 22, 2018
Joseph O. Bauer, 85, of Marinette passed away Sunday, March 18 at Bay Area Medical Center.
Born Jan. 28, 1933, to the late Otto and Mary (McVane) Bauer, he married the former Claudia Schramn on Feb. 20, 1954 in Porterfield and she preceded him in death on March 27, 1998.
The couple owned and operated Papa Joes in Coleman in 1964 and later CJB's Shingle Mill from the early 90's until it's closing in 2012. His first job was a canned milk truck driver, then later at Chadwicks, Patz Company, Packerland Workworking and Capital Interiors until his retirement in 1993. After retirement his daughter, Debbie, taught him to drive a Semi Truck and he drove for Capital Interiors.
An avid dartball player for 2C's, he enjoyed spending time with his teammates and was a 4-H leader for the Roaming Riders for many years.
He is survived by a son, Jim (Christy) Bauer; two daughters, Debbie (Dan) Braley and Cindy (Jeff) VanCleve; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Eloise Zorn and Elsie Mae Bauer and many nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents and his wife, Claudia, he was preceded in death by two sons, Joseph Bauer II and William Bauer.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 21 at Berth and Rosenthal Funeral Home from 2 p.m. until time of services at 6 p.m., with Pastor Ronald Helgerson officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Memorial Gardens in Marinette.