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St. John's Lutheran Church
Wednesday December 29th, 2021
9:45am - 10:45am

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St. John's Lutheran Church
Wednesday December 29th, 2021

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Rick Bauer

Rickie Vernon Bauer (Rick) was born January 24, 1955, in American Falls, ID to John C. and Ida Bauer (Funk). He passed away on December 23, 2021, in his home, surrounded by his family, after a gallant fight with Lewy Body Dementia.

Rick attended the American Falls school district and graduated from American Falls High School in 1973. He met the love of his life, Shonda Quinn, in 1974 and they were married on November 17, 1978. They welcomed their first daughter, Ashley, on January 22, 1982, and their second daughter, Holli, on January 23. 1984. In 1985, he attended night school at ISU to further his welding skills.

Rick farmed in the South Pleasant Valley area for 42 years. At the time of his passing, he farmed alongside his brother, Denny. Together, they established D & R Farms. The brothers took such pride in growing wheat, beets, and potatoes, that they were named top potato growers with McCain foods and top sugar beet growers with Amalgamated Sugar multiple times. He was admired and well respected by many.

Rick is survived by: his wife, Shonda; daughters, Ashley (Boe) Woonsook and Holli (Lawrence) Saiz; granddaughters Kambria Woonsook, and Abby, Lilly, and Aaliyah Saiz; brothers, Dennis (Darlene) Bauer and Johnny (Bonita) Bauer; sisters, Dianna (Dennis) Campbell and Linda (Gary) Roth; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents John C. and Ida, his brother Bobby, nephew Michael, father-in-law Darrell Quinn, and mother-in-law Beverly Schmett.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, American Falls, ID. A viewing will be held from 9:45 AM-10:45 AM with the memorial service starting at 11:00 AM. Interment will be at Falls View Cemetery following the service, under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary. The family would like to thank Renee, Tammy, David, and all the wonderful staff at Heritage Hospice. A special thank you to Dr. Vonnie Mills for her love and care of Rick.

To share condolences, memories, and photos please visit DavisRoseMortuary.com. To watch the service live, click the link below (the video will begin approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the service): https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81587229380.

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Our condolences to the Bauer family for their loss of Rick. Always enjoyed our conversations at harvest over the years out in the field at the trans load sites or in the shop for our annual connections. Recollecting - Dennis on the harvester, Bobby on the windrower and Rick manning the crew at the trans load site ..... American Flags waving on the harvesting equipment ... a great memory! A pleasure to have known Rick, a true gentleman and an accomplished farmer, he will be missed by all who had crossed paths with Rick during their lives.

Paul Saito Jr. on behalf of the McCain Burley Team Dec 31 2021 7:49 PM

Rick was a great person and a great farmer. It was an honor and a privilege to have known and worked with Rick.

Jerry and Doreen Swisher

Jerr and Doreen Swisher Dec 31 2021 1:05 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Rick Bauer

Ramirez Family Dec 30 2021 2:09 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Rick Bauer

Suprena Russell Dec 30 2021 10:03 AM

In many ways Rick Bauer was a giant of a man to his friends and family. Rick has always been the optimal patriarch to is family, in teaching, supporting and defending them from the troubles of this life here on earth. May the Good Lord Bless and Keep All Those He Loved and Cared For Deeply!!

Phil Romriell Dec 29 2021 3:55 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Rick Bauer

Sally Hess Dec 29 2021 2:14 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Rick Bauer

Randy and Judy Mayer Dec 29 2021 12:06 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Rick Bauer

Farm Bureau Staff Dec 29 2021 10:53 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rick Bauer

Jerry & Toni Bauer Dec 28 2021 9:36 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Rick Bauer

Tharon and Paula Brower Dec 28 2021 8:26 PM

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