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Marvin E. Bauer

Obituary for Marvin E. Bauer

July 21, 1938 - February 21, 2018
McHenry, Illinois | Age 79

Loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather


Marvin E. Bauer, age 79, of McHenry, passed away on February 21, 2018, peacefully in his home. He was born on July 21, 1938, in Ringwood, IL to Edward Bauer and Olivia Kattner.
He attended McHenry East High School and graduated in 1956. He was employed at George Hiller and Son as a carpenter and was also in the Army Reserve. He worked there for 30+ years along with owning his business, Custom Cabinets by Marv. On August 19, 1961, he married the love of his life, Kathryn Hiller at St. John's Catholic Church, in Johnsburg. Marv was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in McHenry, IL where he was an usher for many years. He was a member of the Catholic Order of Forresters, where he was a Legion of Honor member and recording secretary. Marv coached many years for the McHenry Baseball Association. His grandchildren meant the world to him. He never missed a single sporting event.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Kathryn; loving children: Debbie (Rich) Miller, David (Liane) Bauer, and Jill (Mark) Majercik; cherished grandchildren: Kristen (Korey), Meagan, Jennifer, Olivia, Jack, Allie, Casie, and Carlie; his sisters: Lu Ann (Harry) Smith and Joan (Chuck) Miller; sisters-in-law: Dorothy Bauer and Georgia Bauer; devoted caregiver, Kateryna Garkava, to which he called his angel; and dear uncle of many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Olivia Bauer; his in-laws, Henry and Lorraine Hiller; brothers: Urban, Roland, Warren, and George Bauer; and nephews: Randy and Gordon Bauer.
Visitation will be held from 3pm until 8pm on Monday, February 26, 2018, and will continue from 9:30am until 10:30am Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. Mass will begin at 11am at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 1401 N Richmond Road, McHenry. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to the Alzheimer's Association, 1111 S. Alpine Road Suite 307, Rockford, IL 61108, St. Mary's Catholic Church, 1401 N Richmond Road, McHenry, or JourneyCare, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010.

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    McHenry, IL 60050

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591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
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