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Marvin Fred Bauer

January 22, 1929 — October 19, 2022


Marvin Fred Bauer went home to our Lord and Savior on Wednesday October 19, 2022 at the age of 93. He was born on the family farm in Grant County, North Dakota to Fred and Sophie Bellon-Bauer on January 22, 1929. Marvin’s parents joined two households together, making him the baby of eleven children. During the Great Depression, Marvin and his parents moved to Montana for better opportunities. They moved to the Ronan area and leased a farm just a few miles southwest of town. Only two short years later, Marvin’s father passed away and left him to run the farm.

Marvin married the love of his life, Della Gene Brooks on June 27, 1951 in Hungry Horse, Montana. They began their life together on the family farm in the South Crow area. They were blessed with four children Rick, Don, Kevin and Kim.

Marvin was a faithful servant to our Lord his whole life. He served as a board member of the Assembly Church in Ronan for many years and helped with many improvements to it. He was known in the Ronan area for his beautiful accordion playing. Marvin was a self-taught accordion player and played music by memory or just following along.  When he and his siblings would get together down through the years, he would play the accordion and they would all sing gospels and old German songs. What great memories were left to his kids and grandkids.

Marvin was a farmer throughout this lifetime. Over the years he went from a leased farm to purchasing and owning his very own farm. In 1980, he moved from the creek in the South Crow area to the hilltop which is still known as Bauer Hill. He just loved farming the soil and growing his crops. In which he did until a couple of years ago when his health forced him out of the tractor seat.

He was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Sophie, his 10 siblings and his wife, of 56 years, Della in 2007.

Survivors include his sons Rick (Faye), Don (Janie) and Kevin (Robbin) Bauer, and his daughter Kim (Roger) Smart all of Ronan. He is also survived by his 16 grand-children, 32 great- grandchildren, with 2 on the way and also 5 great-great grandchildren.

Marvin’s celebration of life will be held at the Terrace Lake Community Church, 35663 Terrace Lake Rd Ronan, MT 59864 on October 27, 2022 at 11:00 am. There will be a viewing on October 26, 2022 from 5 to 7 pm at the Shrider-Thompson Funeral Home, 419 Round Butte Rd, Ronan, MT 59864. Following the ceremony we will head to the Ronan cemetery for brief graveside service. Please join the family back at the church for dinner and fellowship.

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