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Keith H. Bauer went to meet our Lord Jesus Christ Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, at home after an illness at the age of 56.
He was born May 25, 1951, in Chicago, son of George W. and Marion Howard Bauer. He was united in marriage to Karen L. Eaker at Gordonville March 19, 2000.
Keith attended University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He was a Christian musician who reached a lot of people all over the United States. Mr. Bauer was a Christian and referred to himself as a "child of Christ," not a denomination or religion. He loved the Lord very much and showed it daily with people he came in contact with.
Mr. Bauer was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved the outdoors and nature in itself.
He is survived by his wife, Karen; three daughters, Kristin (Kevin) McQuillan of Pennsylvania, Kim (Toby) Russell of California, Jackie Bauer of Illinois; two sons, David Bauer of California and Justin Eaker of Missouri; his mother, Marion Bauer of Florida.; three brothers, George (Helen) Bauer of Illinois, Eric Bauer of California, Glen Bauer of Florida; two uncles, Wilbert (Delores) Bauer of Texas, Charles Bauer of Missouri; nieces, nephews and many cousins.
Also survived by two granddaughters, Kylie and Katie McQuillan of Pennsylvania, and a grandson due Jan. 28, 2008. Also survived by Bonita Bauer and Sue Otto, very special friends, plus many additional friends.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jason Bauer; his father, George Bauer; maternal and paternal grandparents.
There is no visitation.
A private memorial service will be held.
Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests planting a tree or flower in Keith's memory.