Grant Auburn Bauer, of Loveland, passed away March 14, 2012, at his home. He was 91.
Grant was born July 5, 1920, in Longmont to Herman Frederick and Mary Grace (Luekens) Bauer. He graduated from Longmont High School and then went to Opportunity School in Denver.
Grant married Alice Graham on July 17, 1949, in Steamboat Springs.
Grant worked for Safeway and managed meat markets in his high school days. In 1939, Grant moved to Steamboat Springs to work for his uncle Claude Luekens at Luekens Motors, managing the auto parts department until 1967 with time off for World War II. During the war, he worked on the Mountain Home, Idaho, Air Force Base as a machinist.
In 1962, Grant took up a second job as a rural mail carrier sub and then later moved to the downtown office, where he worked as a mail clerk for more than 20 years, retiring in June 1983. In 1998, Grant and Alice moved to Loveland.
Grant was a member of the Steamboat Springs Golf Club. He bowled in local leagues and traveled all across the U.S. to bowl in national tournaments. Grant raised a loving family and had a knack for being loved by everyone he met. He also enjoyed bowling, golfing, fishing, stamp collecting and coin collecting.
Grant is preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert Bauer; and a sister, Helen Bauer.
Grant is survived by his wife, Alice; a son, Robert Bauer (Aechin); a daughter, Janice L. Bump (Al); two brothers, Ronald Bauer and Donald Bauer; two sisters, Betty Evig and Marilyn O’Connell; three grandchildren, Laura McDonald (Chris), Lawrence McGrew and Holle Bauer Schaper (Kevin); two great-grandchildren, Johannah McDonald and Joelle McDonald; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Grant’s life was March 17, 2012, at the Ahlberg Funeral Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes to have donations made in Grant’s name to McKee Medical Foundation, 1805 E. 18th St., Suite 9, Loveland, CO 80538, or to Pathway Hospice Care Center in Loveland. Visit www.pathways-care.org, call 970-663-3500 or mail to 2000 N. Boise, 3rd Floor, Loveland, CO 80538.
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