Robert L. Bauer, of Niles

Published 9:15 am Monday, November 19, 2018

Sept. 23, 1939 — Nov. 13, 2018

Robert L. Bauer, 79, of Niles, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at Lakeland Hospital, Niles.

On Sept. 23, 1939, Robert was born to the late Robert and Doris (Hamrick) Bauer in Niles. After graduating from Niles High School, Robert served his country proudly in the U.S. Marines.

Robert L. Bauer

He later married Linda M. (Klute) November, 1979 in Niles.

Robert loved a good challenge and always enjoyed tinkering around with things. He adored animals of all kinds, and spent as much time as he could outdoors.

He is preceded in death by a son, Raheem Bauer, who passed only two days before him, his parents and a brother, Richard Bauer.

Surviving Robert is his wife, Linda Bauer of Niles; his children, Kim (Mike) Szymonski of Anchorage, Alaska, Toby Workman of Spring, Texas, Robert (Debra) Bauer, Jr. of Phoenix, Arizona, and Brad Bauer of Niles, Michigan; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Those wishing to make a memorial donation may do so to Blossomland Learning Center, 711 St. Joseph Ave., Berrien Springs, Michigan, 49103.

Services to honor Robert and Raheem will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at Brown Funeral Home, with visitation beginning at 11 a.m.

Photos, condolences, and memories of Robert may be left for his family at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services.