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John Harold Bauer Jr.
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John Harold Bauer Jr., 71, of Springfield, passed away peacefully, on Saturday, May 26, 2018. He was born on October 30, 1946, in Springfield, the son of the late John H. Bauer Sr. and Betty (Barnes) Hunnewell. John graduated from Springfield North High School in 1964 and enlisted in the United States Army. On June 16th 1966 he and Brenda Smith eloped and were married before he was stationed in Germany. John came home and worked for R&M and then later retired from Navistar. For several years he also drove for Ride Plus helping people get to where they needed to be. John was a member of the Red Star Lodge and the Fraternal Order of Eagle 397 Aerie. He was man of many hobbies which included: Hamm Radio, photography, fishing and reading. He loved spending time with his family and was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Brenda D. (Smith) Bauer, his daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Benjamin Leon Miller III of Springfield, and two grandchildren: Benjamin “BJ” Leon Miller IV and Katlynn E. Miller, and his two dogs: Gabby and Sophie. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Thursday, May 31st from 5-7:00 p.m. in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME where a Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday at 10:00 a.m. Burial with military honors will be in the Ferncliff Cemetery.

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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Littleton & Rue Funeral Home and Crematory

830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503

Celebration Of Life




10:00 AM
Littleton & Rue Funeral Home and Crematory

830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503

Cemetery Details


Ferncliff Cemetery

501 W. McCreight Ave.
Springfield, OH 45504


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