Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Little Falls, with Fr. Mark Innocenti officiating. Interment with military honors was in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery north of Little Falls.
Del was born Aug. 7, 1931, in Dayton Township, Hennepin County, to the late Francis “Frank” and Gladys (Dallman) Bauers. He enlisted in the United States Army Nov. 15, 1949, and was honorably discharged, Feb. 2, 1953. Following his military service, he returned to Minneapolis and married Barbara Hanson and had five children, Steve, Diana, Connie, Rhonda and Del Jr. Shortly after, the couple purchased Bauers Food Market on Hennepin Avenue. In 1990, Del was united in marriage to Joyce Davis along with her children, Lisa and Jodi. Del and Joyce owned and operated a number of bars in central Minnesota, most recently in Little Falls. Del enjoyed hunting, fishing, sports, gambling, shooting pool, and especially spending time with his grandchildren and family.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Joyce; children, Steve (Pam) Bauers, Diana (Chip) Bauers, Connie Nelson, Rhonda (Tom) Borresch, Del (Sandi) Bauers, Jr., Lisa (Frazier) Davis and Jodi (John) Davis; siblings, Lorraine Kuehn, Marlys Dehn, Richard “Dick” Bauers, Waneta Norton, Marjorie Tondryk and LeRoy “Lee” Bauers; grandchildren, Nichole, Zack, Sarah, Jake, Travis, Jason, Lexy and Jasmine; eight great-grandchildren; godsons, Ron Tondryk and Delmar Dehn and many other relatives and friends.
Del was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Betty Bauers; siblings, Ruth Hanson and Betty Reiman and grandson, Ryan Bauers.
Emblom-Brenny Funeral Home