Patrick George Bauer

Patrick George Bauer, age 72 of St. Michael, passed away on Monday, September 4, 2017 at the Wellstead of Rogers. He was born January 23, 1945 in New Ulm, MN, the son of George Joseph and Louise Barbara (Domeier) Bauer.

Patrick attended New Ulm Cathedral and graduated from DeVry University in Chicago with an associates degree in Electrical Engineering. His inventions and attention to detail set his company: Bauer Electronics and later ClassTech (the retail division) on a path to continued growth. One facet of the business included exact replicates of the wiring harnesses used in Ford cars Model A -through mid-50’s models. Patrick sold the business and it continues to thrive. Jay Leno is even one of their many clients!

On June 27, 1987, Patrick Bauer and Kathleen Morin were united in marriage at the rose garden in Minneapolis.

Patrick was a member of the National Stereoscope Association. He enjoyed inventing things, photography, videography, playing the drums in his younger years, traveling, watching sunsets, building fires, camping, drinking Coke and eating bacon, and most importantly being a Grandpa.

He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Louise Bauer; infant twin brothers; siblings, Wally Bauer and Sr. Louise Bauer; and step-son, Michael Lange.

Patrick is survived by his wife, Kathleen Bauer; children, Chad Bauer (Lisa Kippur), Brent (Stephanie) Lange, Bridget (Cory) Kirkpatrick, Melody Isaman, Lara Lange; grandchildren, Rochelle, McKenzie, Garrett, Brent, Brady, Greta, Serena, James, Sidney, Olivia, Sam, Chloe; grandcat, Baxter; siblings, Roger (Joyce) Bauer, Tom (Sandy) Bauer, Diane (Tom) Portner, Mary Ann (John) Mingo, Jane Hoffman; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

Memorial service Friday, September 8, 2017 at 1:00 PM, with visitation one hour prior, at Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel (1 Tower Ave, Minneapolis, MN). Burial with military rites Monday, September 11, 2017 at 11:45 AM, meet in assembly area 5, at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home. 763-497-5362. www.thepetersonchapel.com.