Deanne E. Bauer, age 69, of Hudson, WI, born on July 30th, 1945, passed away on February 9th, 2015, surrounded by her family, after battling cancer.
Deanne devoted her life to caring for daughter Margaret Bauer.
She loved the outdoors and enjoyed bicycle riding, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, kayaking, and hiking. In 2006, she biked more than 3,000 miles, and despite her illness she had skied as recently as January 2 of this year.
Deanne was a co-founder of SOURCE and a member of the Operation HELP board. She also volunteered with Friends of the Library, Christian Community Home, Bethel Quilters, and Bethel’s Scandinavian Food Fest, and served as a bell ringer for the Salvation Army.
She worked for many years as an editor and substitute teacher, had a PhD in education, audited classes at UW River Falls, belonged to two book groups, attended Bible study classes, and read incessantly.
Deanne had an infectious sense of humor and loved to play pranks.
Preceded in death by parents, Richard and Eleanor Olsen. Survived by husband, Gerald; daughters, Margaret and Judy (Jessica); brother, Charles (Patricia); and numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends.
Visitation 10 am Monday, February 23rd at Bethel Highlands Campus, 504 Frontage Road, Hudson, followed by funeral at 11 am and reception at noon. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to St. Croix Hospice or Friends of the Library.