Robert J. Bauer

Pvt. R. J. Bauer Dies of Illness in South Pacific
The death of Private Robert J. Bauer, 22, United States Marine Corps, somewhere in the South Pacific war zone, of intestinal fungus following malaria and dysentery, was announced in a War Department telegram to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George A. Bauer of Lake Altoona.

Private Bauer, who had seen active service against the Japanese, was stricken with malaria some weeks ago but, according to a letter written by himself to his parents, had improved considerably. 

Private Bauer attended St. Patrick's and the senior high school here, being graduated from the latter in 1939, and enlisted on June 1, 1942. He was home early last fall before embarking for the Pacific war zone. 

Survivors, besides his parents, are two sisters, Mrs. John A. Lund, Emery Street, and Mrs. Joseph DuCette, Mappa Street, whose husband is in the Army at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Private Bauer was engaged to Miss Verona E. Olson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar J. Olson, Sr., 613 Fall Street, and they had planned to marry last fall but, due to the war situation and the illness of the boy's father, the wedding was postponed.

Taken from the National Pressure Cooker Company Publication:
September 1943  Volume 1  Number 1

Died in service
Private Robert Bauer, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Bauer, Eau Claire, joined the Marines on June 1, 1942. 

On March 8, 1943, Bob lost his life due to tropical diseases at Guadalcanal. 

To know Bob was to like him, and he leaves many friends who will miss his companionship. He also leaves his fiancÚ, Miss "Nancy" Olson, who is employed by this company.