Kyle Edward Bauer

Sheboygan, Wis.


<p>Former Steamboat Springs resident Kyle Edward Bauer died unexpectedly Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at his residence in Sheboygan, Wis. He was 38.</p>

<p>He was born in California on Feb. 5, 1969. His parents are Dan O. Bauer of Charlottesville, Va., and Elizabeth Jane (Green) Snow of Portage, Mich. In 1970, his family moved to Portage, Mich. Kyle was a graduate of Grosse Pointe North High School, Class of 1987. During his school years, Kyle was active in many sports and activities, and excelled in soccer and BMX racing. Music was one of Kyle's many interests, and a notable experience was when he sang with the Wasatch Academy choir at the Mormon Tabernacle. He later attended Kalamazoo Valley Community College and moved to Steamboat Springs to continue his education in restaurant management.</p>

<p>In 1991, Kyle opened his first restaurant, Chelsea's, in Oak Creek, which he operated for several years.</p>

<p>Kyle, an avid skier, participated in the National Pro Mogul tour and a significant achievement in his skiing career was his victory in the Steamboat Springs St. Patrick's Day Chute Bump-Off. Above all these achievements, Kyle found his greatest joy in teaching his sons, Owen and Ethan, to ski.</p>

<p>While in Steamboat Springs, Kyle met Sheboygan native Laura Stayer. They became parents together and in 2003 relocated to Sheboygan.</p>

<p>In April 2007, Kyle opened That Place On 8th, a new bar and restaurant in Sheboygan.</p>

<p>Kyle was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Edward and Hazel Green; and his paternal grandparents, Clarence and Glenore Bauer.</p>

<p>Kyle is survived by his parents, Dan and Nancy Bauer of Charlottesville, Va., and Elizabeth Jane and Dale Snow of Portage, Mich.; his brother, Christopher Bauer of Chicago; his sons, Owen Edward and Ethan Albert Bauer; and their mother, Laura Stayer of Sheboygan, Wis.; stepsisters, Cheryl Snow and her husband, Joseph Tieu, of St. Charles, Mo., Betty Jo and her husband, Christopher Caldwell, of Kalamazoo, Mich., Trina Nelson of Charlottesville, Va., and Mary Beth and Bill Pierce of Portland, Ore.; and other relatives and countless friends.</p>

<p>A memorial service was held May 26, 2007, at Ballhorn Chapels in Sheboygan, Wis. A time of visitation and support was held from 2 p.m. until the service.</p>

<p>A memorial fund has been established in his name.</p>

<p>Kyle was entrepreneurial in life and his free spirit made him universally loved as a caring, generous and trusted friend. Kyle was a dedicated, loving and "fun-time" father. Owen and Ethan will miss him, however, they will have his memory to carry and cherish throughout their own life adventure.</p>

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