Lucille A. Bauer, age 96, left this world to be with her heavenly father on Wednesday April 2, 2014 and to be reunited with her husband, parents and all 13 brothers and sisters. She was born the tenth of fourteen children on December 27, 1917 in the Town of Cook’s Valley to Joseph and Katherine (Hassemer) Faschingbauer. She grew up on the farm her father built on HWY Q in the town of Woodmohr. She married Malcolm “Bud” Bauer on February 27, 1943 at Fort Riley, Kansas. Bud and Laucille lived on the farm until the death of her father when they built the house in Bloomer where she lived for over 50 years. She candled eggs at the Bloomer Egg Factory, was a cleaning lady, grew and sold cucumbers by the gunny sack full and worked at the Bloomer Hospital for 27 years. She was a tremendous cook, making great bread, buns, sweet rolls, fudge and candies. She canned hundreds of quarts or pickles/pears/peaches and jams over the years. She was an avid walker all of her life and could be seen all around town and the countryside. As she got older the walks got shorter, but she never quit, even when living at Hetzel’s Nursing Home, with the assistance of the great staff, she still would walk. She also loved to garden and took great satisfaction in pulling weeds. She treasured spending time with her family, especially her grand and great-grandchildren.
Lucille lived through the great depression and had many hardships. She will be missed dearly by her family, but now she is at peace continuing her daily walks on the streets of heaven with her savior Jesus Christ.
She leaves behind three children: Ron Bauer of Bloomer, Rhonda (Steve) Boos of Bloomer and Rachel (Duane) Ouimet of Chippewa Falls; four grandchildren: Shannon (Troy) Ouimet, Robyn (Brad) Rubenzer, Jessica Kerckhove and Stephen Boos; three step-grandchildren: Wendy Bauer, Wade and Troy Ouimet; four great-grandchildren: MaKaela and Madison Ouimet, Brooklyn and Bronx Rubenzer; sister-in-law: Helen Faschingbauer; numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death and will be greeted at the heavenly gates by her parents: Joe and Katherine; her husband: Malcolm; thirteen brothers and sisters (in birth order): Walter, Robert, Alma Postle, Arthur, Gilbert, Cornelius, Richard, Joe Jr., Helena Hanson, Father Bernard, (twins) Lester and Sylvester, Elvira Michaud; sister-in-laws Blanche, Evelyn, Helen, Ethyl,Vera and Patricia Faschingbauer (Hermann), Lucille Marek and Esther Rada; brother-in-laws Adoph Postle, Vernon Hanson, Irv Michaud, Robert Marek & Cyril Rada.
From the time the oldest sibling Walter was born in 1904 till the passing of Lucille in 2014 we have 110 years of life span from the 14 siblings for Joe and Kathryn Faschingbauer.
We would like to Thank Hetzel’s- CBRF, Assisted Living and the Nursing Home for the years my mom was their she was always in excellent care and had many friends that treated her like their own family. We would like to Thank the Mayo Hospice personnel for all their assistance and caring in Lucille’s final days.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 1:00 PM at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Bloomer. A visitation will be from 11:00 AM until the time of service at the church on Tuesday. Interment will be in the North Catholic Cemetery. Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer is assisting the family.