Arnold 'Arnie' Bauer
Arnold “Arnie” George Bauer, 73, Spencer, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at his home. A funeral Mass was held 11 a.m., on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Spencer. Burial took place at Hillside Cemetery in Marshfield.
Arnie was born on Nov. 15, 1945, in Marshfield, the son of Albert and Alice (nee Rottscheit) Bauer. In 1964 he graduated from Jefferson High School in Jefferson, Iowa, and from Sioux City Barber College in 1965. On Nov. 30, 1968, he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Sandra Bellcock, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sac City, Iowa. In 1969 he owned his first barber shop in Sac City, Iowa, until the family moved to Spencer in 1989. In 1989, he opened Bauer’s Drive In and Arnie’s Barber and Styling. He owned and operated Bauer’s Drive In and served the best homemade root beer, soft serve ice cream, burgers, fries and more until 2003. He was known to socialize and get to know all of his customers. Arnie’s barber shop was known for getting a haircut, playing cribbage, or having good conversation. He barbered for nearly 55 years and continued until his illness in April. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and an active member of Christ the King Catholic Church. In his spare time he enjoyed golfing, playing cards, cooking, watching sports and his favorite show, Monk. He especially enjoyed barbering, owning Bauer’s Drive-In, socializing, and spending time with family. Those who knew Arnie best will miss his humor, storytelling, giving the best advice, and his love for Sandy.
Arnie is lovingly survived by Sandra “Sandy”: four children: Angela Bauer of Wausau, Jason (Stephanie) Bauer of Colby, Shawn Bauer of Spencer, and Jennifer (Brandon) Nelson of Abbotsford; eight grandchildren: Erin Vollmer, Matthew Vollmer, Rachel Vollmer, Brian (Ashley) Bauer, Bradley Bauer, Timothy Bauer, Jonathon Bauer and Aria Nelson; five great-grandchildren: Zachary, Adrianna, Hayden, Carly and Blake; his siblings: Barbara (Glen) Sternweis, Sheila Schmidt, Keith (Marcy) Bauer and Holly (Gary) Zopfi; and by many nieces and nephews. He will truly be missed.
Arnie was preceded in death by his parents: Albert and Alice; his sister: Denise Pichler; a brother-in-law, Eugene Schmidt; and a grandson, Chad Vollmer.
A special thank you to Ministry Home Hospice for the wonderful care they provided.
Memorials will be established at a later date.
Online condolences may be made at www.hansenschillingfuneralhome.com.