John “Jack” Edward Bauer, 90, of Taylorville, passed away on May 14, 2013 at 11:55 a.m. at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital, Taylorville, IL. He was born March 27, 1923 in New Trier Township, Cook County, IL; the son of Edward and Agnes (Sweeney) Bauer. He married Marilyn Proska in 1960. They have celebrated fifty-two years of marriage. Jack retired after working eleven years for Daktronic Electronics Company of South Dakota as a District Sales Manager in Illinois. Prior to his job with Daktronic Electronics, Jack worked for J.S. Paluch Religious Publishers. He also worked for eighteen years as a Medical Representative for Phillips-Roxane Pharmaceutical Company. Jack was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church; Litchfield Deanery Pastoral Council; Legion of Mary, Taylorville. VFW; Marine Corps League; Association of FMF Combat Medical Personnel; U.S. Marine Night Fighters Association; Past member of the 3rd & 4th Degree Knights of Columbus & Alhambra. Jack proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the Pacific and the Korean War, as Fleet Marine Force Corpsman. He was also an avid Cubs fan.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; son: Tobias “Toby” (Mary Jean) Bauer of Kingsland, GA; daughter: Mrs. Therese “Teri” (Phil) Younker o Taylorville, IL; grandchildren: Rebecca Bauer and Eric Bauer of Kingsland, GA, Alexander and Kelsey Younker of Taylorville, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother; seven sisters and grandson: Nicholas Younker

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 24, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville. Visitation will be from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2013 with a Prayer Service at 5:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

Memorials may be made to: The Bauer Family as well as the Ordination of Priests: Saint Meinrad Archabbey School of Theology, 200 Hill Street, St. Meinrad, IN 47577

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL.

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