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Edward D. "Eddie" Bauer

July 24, 1933 August 16, 2011
Edward D. "Eddie" Bauer
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Edward D. "Eddie" Bauer age 78 of Smithboro, IL passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at Greenville Regional Hospital. Eddie is survived by his wife Mildred "Millie" (Colburn) Bauer of Smithboro, IL, his son Charles A. (Jo) Bauer of Smithboro, IL, his daughter Tammy Bauer-Ehrhard of St. Peters, MO, his sister Elaine Anthony of Greenville, IL, his brothers Max Bauer and Kevin (Pam) Bauer both of Smithboro, IL. He was preceded in death by a brother David Bauer. He grew up in the Smithboro area. He attended Union School and graduated from Mulberry Grove High School. He also attended Greenville College. He served in the U.S. Navy from December 1955 to September 1957. After the service he returned to Smithboro where he assisted his father farming and also in the operation of Bauer Fur Company. He had the opportunity to travel extensively both nationally and internationally going to fur auctions. In 1968 he started farming on his own. He retired from farming in 1999 and from the fur company in 2004. He served as a 4-H leader and also sponsored and coached little league baseball in Mulberry Grove. He was a member of the Farm Bureau and St Peter's United Church of Chirst. Memorial contributions are suggested to Maxey Cemetery or St. Peter's United Church of Christ.


Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 11 AM

Young Funeral Home


Friday, August 19, 2011 from 4-8 PM

Young Funeral Home

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