John “Jack” Edward Bauer, 90, of Taylorville, IL, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 11:55 a.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital, Taylorville, IL.
He was born March 27, 1923, in New Trier Township, Cook County, IL, the son of Edward and Agnes (Sweeney) Bauer. He married Marilyn Proska in 1960. They have celebrated 52 years of marriage. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the Pacific and the Korean War, as Fleet Marine Force Corpsman. Jack retired after working 11 years for Daktronic Electronics Company of South Dakota as a district sales manager in Illinois. Prior to Daktronic Electronics, Jack worked for J.S. Paluch Religious Publishers. He also worked 18 years as a medical representative for Phillips-Roxane Pharmaceutical Company. Jack was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Litchfield Deanery Pastoral Council, Legion of Mary, Taylorville, VFW, Marine Corps League, Association of FMF Combat Medical Personnel, U.S. Marine Night Fighters Association, and a past member of the 3rd & 4th Degree Knights of Columbus & Alhambra. He was an avid Cubs fan.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Lee of Taylorville, IL; son, Tobias “Toby” (Mary Jean) Bauer of Kingsland, GA; daughter, Mrs. Therese “Teri” (Phil) Younker of Taylorville, IL; grandchildren, Rebecca Bauer and Eric Bauer of Kingsland, GA and Alexander Younker and Kelsey Younker of Taylorville. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, seven sisters and grandson, Nicholas Younker.
Visitation will be from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013 with a Prayer Service at 5:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 24, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville, IL. Inurnment will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery with Military Honors by Sangamon County Interveterans Burial Detail. Father Alan Hunter will officiate.
Sign the online guestbook at www.suttonmemorialhome.com. Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL.