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Evelyn Inez (Stigen) Bauer

April 17, 1934 ~ January 17, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Evelyn Bauer Obituary

Evelyn Bauer, age 89-year-old of Osakis, formerly Long Prairie, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at the Galeon in Osakis.

 A mass of Christian burial will take place on Tuesday January 23, 2024, at the St. Mary’s of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Long Prairie at 11:00 AM. A rosary will be prayed at 9:45 AM, with visitation to follow until the start of the service at the church. The burial will take place at a later date at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls. 

Evelyn requested that in Lieu of flowers memorials be sent to your own personal charity of choice.



Evelyn (Evie) Bauer passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2024.  Evie was born on April 17, 1934, in Long Prairie, MN.  She was the second of three daughters born to Albert and Mildred (Johnson) Stigen of Long Prairie, MN.  She spent her early childhood years living on the Lano farm where her father worked as a hired hand.  When the farm was sold, the family moved into Long Prairie where she attended school and graduated in 1951.  On December 27, 1954, she married George Bauer of Long Prairie in Sauk Centre, MN.  They had three children, Carole, Diane and Steven.

Evie enjoyed many aspects of life, such as cooking, baking, sewing, embroidery, quilting, reading, family history, traveling and life in general.  She was well known by many in the area for her beautiful flowers and rose garden.  Both her and George devoted many hours each season maintaining their roses to preserve them underground through the winter. In the Spring, the task of digging up the roses and replanting, started another season of beauty in their yard.

Evie took pride in presenting family members with many gifts handmade purely with love.  Many of her family members still use and enjoy her hand embroidered dish towels and pillowcases.  The quilts she made for gifts were all made by hand and the pattern was unique to the receiver.  She not only made quilts for the adults, but the babies also received a handmade quilt to honor their arrival into the family. Traveling throughout the United States and Canada was a favorite pastime for George and Evie.  Together they traveled to 49 states and numerous Canadian provinces. The memories and stories they talked about and shared were vivid in Evie’s mind right up until the time of her death. Her love for reading and baking has been passed down to her children and grandchildren, and most likely her great grandchildren will follow in her footsteps.

 She is survived by her husband George Bauer, children Carole (Richard) Schoenrock and Steven (Terry) Bauer; son-in-law Kenneth Krause; grandchildren Christopher Krause, Stephanie Bauer, Charles (Victoria) Bauer, and Elizabeth (Jonathan) Bauer-Martinez; great grandchildren Robert Bauer, Lyrik Bauer, Leslie Bauer-Ferroni, Lillian Bauer-Martinez and Logan Bauer-Martinez; sisters Eleanor Goplen and Elaine Thomas; many nieces and nephews.  She was proceeded in death by her parents Albert and Mildred Stigen and daughter Diane Krause.

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Recitation of the Rosary
January 23, 2024

9:45 AM
St. Mary of Mount Carmel Catholic Church (Long Prairie)

January 23, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Mary of Mount Carmel Catholic Church (Long Prairie)

Mass of Christian Burial
January 23, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Mary of Mount Carmel Catholic Church (Long Prairie)


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