Bauer, Mr. Chal S.,
Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and teacher passed away Sunday, June 3, 2012, at his home, under the wonderful care of McLaren Hospice. Age 81 years. The son of the late Ceo and Amy (Rasor) Bauer, Chal was born July 8, 1930, in Carson City, Michigan. The family moved to Ithaca in 1941 and Chal graduated from Ithaca High School. He served in the U.S. Army, 2nd Infantry Division from 1948-1949. He married Joan Hansen, his loving wife of 62 years, on March 4, 1950. They were blessed with three children, Steven, Jan, and Billie. Chal was employed at Delta and Mid Michigan Community Colleges until his retirement in 1990. He was a career Radiologic Technologist (X-Ray) during his working life, working as a diagnostic staff radiographer, an administrative radiographer, and as a director of educational programs in Radiologic Technology. His education in the discipline was obtained at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor. He also earned his B.A. Degree in Education from Ferris State University. Chal was active in the promotion of his profession through membership in the Michigan Society of Radiologic Technologists and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. He was certified in his profession by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Chal had also been active as a member of State Street and St. Luke’s (Essexville) United Methodist Churches through his life.
Surviving besides his wife Joan are two children, Steven C. (Gail) Bauer and Billie D. Bauer; three grandchildren, Andrew (Sarah) Bauer, Nathan Bauer, and Danielle Bauer; one great-grandson, Sawyer Bauer; one brother and one sister, Ceo E. Bauer and Ardis Williams of Ithaca; and several nieces and nephews. Chal was preceded in death by daughter Jan.
Honoring Mr. Bauer’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place 7:00 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2012 at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd., (between Shattuck and McCarty). Rev. Philip Rice will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Monday from 5:00 p.m. until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to McLaren Hospice or Parkinson’s Disease Research, c/o Michigan State University.