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Saturday, November 11, 2023
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David R. Bauer of Hemlock, Michigan
Beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend passed away on November 5, 2023, after battling lung disease for several years, surrounded by his family and those that cared for him, at Chelsey Park Health and Rehabilitation in Dahlonega, GA. He was 81 years old. David was born on November 29, 1941, in Cass City, Michigan, to the late David G. and Iris M. (Zapfe) Bauer, later moving to and growing up in Saginaw, Michigan. In 1958, while in high school, David proudly enlisted in the United States Naval reserves. Upon graduating from Arthur Hill High School in 1959, he served active duty at sea in the United States Navy aboard the USS Somersworth at the Norfolk Submarine Base from 1961, until his honorable discharge in 1962. David retired from General Motors in 1992, after 30 years of service. He was an avid hunter and fisherman as well as a classic car collector. Hunting was his passion whereby he amassed an extensive taxidermy collection over the years. David also enjoyed vacationing with his family in the Outer Banks. Throughout his life he lived in Saginaw and Hemlock, Michigan, and in 2021, he moved to northern Georgia near his son, Chad, and Daughter-in Law, Dona'.
Dave is survived by his son, Chad and Dona (Stromberg) Bauer of Georgia; a brother, Gary and Nancy (Filiatraut) Bauer of Virginia; three granddaughters: Heather Little of Michigan; Danelle (Lee) and Tony Spinelli of Georgia; Lindsay (Lee) and Josh Roberts of Kentucky; a grandson, Caleb Lee of Georgia; three great-granddaughters: Aylin Little, Athena Little, and Lexie Spinelli; three-great grandsons: Sebastian Spinelli, Brody Spinelli, and Jace Roberts. a niece, Julia (Bauer) and Chris Elliott; a grandnephew, Carter Elliott, a grandniece, Leah Elliott all of Virginia; a nephew, Andy Bauer and Shante Wilson; a grandnephew, Grayson Bauer; a grandniece, Reese Bauer all of Oregon; a sister-in-law, Marsha (Egerer) Tithof; and a niece, Tara (Tithof) and Matt Poyer of Michigan.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jo (Egerer) Bauer; Danielle (Merrow) Bauer; a daughter, Christine (Little); and a nephew, Aaron Tithof.
Family and friends are welcome to visit at the W. L. Case and Company Funeral Directors, 201 N. Miller Road, Saginaw, Michigan, 48609, on Saturday, November 11, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. noon. A grave side service will follow at Richland Township Cemetery. Pastor Clayton Beck will officiate. Military Honors will follow under the auspices of the United States Navy and American Legion Post 439. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Alzheimer's Association or a charity of the donor's choice. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home or through www.casefuneralhome.com.