Joseph R. Bauer, 93, of Peshtigo, Wis., passed away July 8, 2020. He was born April 4, 1927, to John and Elizabeth Bauer in Chicago, Ill.  

    The family later moved to town of Grover when he was  a young boy, and Joe graduated from Peshtigo High School in 1944. Joe served in the military in World War II and the Korean War in Austria and Germany.  After service, he returned to the family farm and in 1964 moved to Peshtigo. Joe worked at Scott Paper in Marinette for 28  years until retiring in 1990. Joe is a member of St. Mary Parish in Peshtigo, where he volunteered much of his time. He performed many duties there and was loved by so many, especially the children.

    Joe was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, John Bauer. He had many friends that loved him so very much.  

    Visitation will be held Saturday, July 11, at St. Mary Church in Peshtigo from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be concelebrated by Father Jess Berdol and Father Tim Oudenhoven at 11 a.m.  

    Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Peshtigo.

    Thank you to all the caregivers at the Luther Manor and Luther Home that gave so much and made him feel at home during his stay.

     Berth & Rosenthal Funeral Home is assisting the family.