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Louise F. Bauer

Louise F. Bauer, 91, formerly of Havre, Mont., died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at Hearthstone Manor in Woodstock, of natural causes.

She was born June 4, 1921, on a homestead north of Havre, to Theodore and Frances (Vollmer) Pruys. In 1950, she married George Bauer in Havre. 

She attended school in Cottonwood and Havre, graduated from Havre High School and earned a teaching certificate at Northern Montana College. 

She taught in several country schools, including Tiger Butte, Nashua, Whitefish, and the Devlin School in Havre.

She was a great mother, devoted her time to her family and always will be remembered for her bread and pies. She cared for her mother when she was stricken with cancer, her father when he was crippled by arthritis and her husband George after he developed Alzheimer’s. 

She enjoyed taking long walks with her dog, reading, letter writing, sewing and baking. 

She was a member of the Catholic Daughters and the retired teachers association and taught Sunday school at St. Jude’s for 20 years. She was a resident at Hearthstone Manor since 2004. 

Survivors include six sons, Joseph (Elena) Bauer, Fort Wayne, Ind., James (Trish) Bauer, Havre, Jerome Bauer, St. Louis, John (Marianne) Bauer, Woodstock, David (Karen) Bauer, Ridge Farm, and Daniel Bauer, San Antonio; and a grandson, John George Bauer-Buis, Woodstock.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two sisters, Anne Driscoll and Marie Mahoney; and a brother, William Pruys. 

The funeral Mass was Dec. 28 at St. Jude Catholic Church, Havre, followed by burial at Calvary Cemetery, Havre. Arrangements were made by Holland & Bonine Funeral Home, Havre.

Memorials can be sent to the Havre Food Bank, 453 5th St. North, Havre, MT 59501.

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