In memory of
Ronald J. Bauer
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In memory of
Ronald J. Bauer
Ronald J. Bauer, 64, of Shepherd, passed away Monday, April, 17, 2017, surrounded by his family at home after a hard fought battle with cancer. Ron was born June 11, 1952 in Pigeon, son to Robert and Aleta J. (Miller) Bauer of Elkton. He graduated from Elkton Pigeon Bay Port Schools in 1970. He then attended Ferris State University, graduating with a degree in construction technology. Upon graduation, Ron was employed by Gerace Construction Co. in Midland for nine years. In 1982, he ventured out to found RCL Construction Co. Inc. in Sanford, serving as its president and CEO until his retirement in 2015. Ron was active with the Saginaw Valley Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, serving on the Board of Directors for several years and as president in 1988, as well as serving on ABC's State Board of Directors. Ron coached several years in the Sanford Youth Baseball League and Midland Youth Football League. Ron was a man of many passions. He especially enjoyed wintering in Okeechobee, Fla. with his wife Elaine and their many friends, hunting trips out west with his two sons, Rod and Ryan, shooting pool, riding his Harley, antique muscle cars and boating/fishing out of Harbor View Marina in Ludington with family and many close friends whom he met and touched over the years. Ron was a selfless man, who even during his battle with illness was always more concerned about others and putting their needs before his own. He will be deeply missed by many, including the love of his life, Elaine (Martin) Bauer whom he married Feb. 4, 1999; his parents, Bob and Aleta Bauer of Elkton; mother-in-law, Ardith Martin of Midland; sons, Rodney (Chasie) Bauer and Ryan (Amy) Bauer, all of Midland; step-children, Leigh (LJ) Planer of Pleasant View, Tenn. and Christopher (Deb) Rowe of Saginaw; grandchildren, Braxton and Kensley Bauer, Mackenna Rowe, Rileigh and Brooklyn Planer, and Alicia Praay; his sister, Gail (Ken) Lehman of Gowen, Mich.; brother, Dennis Bauer of Bay City; and brothers-in-law, Richard (Chris) Martin of Orlando, Fla. and Leroy Martin of Midland. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Donald "Gene" Martin; and beloved pet, Buckie. We would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Amy Weise and her wonderful staff from Karmanos Cancer Center for their knowledge, kindness and support throughout his treatment. Funeral services for Ron will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Floyd Church of God with Pastor Andy Scheller officiating. Private burial will take place in Lee Township Cemetery. Family will receive friends at Wilson MILLER Funeral Home on Thursday, April 20 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. and again at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Floyd Church of God or a favorite charity. Personal messages of condolence may be left for the family at
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