2024ObituariesDennis Ray Bauer

February 5, 2024by SealeUser8

Dennis Ray Bauer

February 22, 1948 – February 4, 2024

First and foremost, Dennis was a born again believer in Jesus Christ, his personal Lord and Savior!

He lived life Full of joy, showing tenderness and mercy to anyone who came to him in need. An athlete in his early years at Baker High School, Dennis went on to serve his country proudly in the Vietnam War. Dennis worked many years as a member of the United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters, Local 198 and Local 412. He was a friend of Bill W. and participated in Alcoholics Anonymous for more than 45 years. He dedicated his life to helping others in their work toward recovery.

Dennis had friends everywhere, and if he ever went somewhere that he didn’t have a friend, it wasn’t long before he made one. He had a playful and joyful personality that somehow just drew people in.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jeff  Bauer, his mother Julia Bauer, his brother Phillip Bauer and his dear friend Specialist 5 – Lemuel Isabelle. Lemuel  took a fateful helicopter flight in February 1969, in Dennis’s place, dying of his wounds February 25, 1969 (Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel 31w Line 50).

He is survived by his wife Jenny Egan Bauer, whom he loved and adored; his sisters, Jo Ann Bauer Walls and Tammy Bauer Burton (Jerry); his son Chris Bauer (Jill); his daughter, Carie Bauer Frazer (Brian); his daughter, Heidi Romaire (Alan); and his daughter Crissy McDonald (Buck). Grand Children: Camille Bauer, Luke Bauer, Madeline Bauer, Orren Frazer, Dylan McDonald, Colin McDonald, Laney McDonald and last, but certainly not least in his heart, Colten Roundtree.

Dennis is also survived by countless other friends of Bill W. who he worked and fellowshipped with over the years, and the countless lives he touched through A.A.

We will miss our prayer warrior, our husband, our daddy, our grandpa, our brother and our friend.

A memorial service will be held at Live Oak Church in Watson, Louisiana. Visitation will begin on Thursday, February 8th, 2024, from 9am to 11am, with his Celebration of Life Service beginning at 11am, officiated by Dr. Mark Crosby, Bro. Sam Lobello and Bro. Stephen Hebert. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations in Dennis Bauer’s name to Live Oak Church – Refuge Ministry, PO Box 709, Watson, LA. 70786.

The family would like to say thank you to the staff at Hospice in His Care for their compassionate care given to Dennis and his family at such a challenging time in life. Your special impact will be remembered always. Family and friends, please share your condolences at www.sealefuneral.com.




  • Bobby Goodale

    February 7, 2024 at 10:40 pm

    I’m so sorry of hearing of Dennis passing , he was my Mentor in recovery and I have known him for the past 40 years in Local 198. He has always helped me in anything I needed.


  • Greg Bunch

    February 7, 2024 at 8:10 am

    I had the privilege of knowing Dennis from church events, prayer breakfasts, photo club meetings where he accompanied Jenny, and occasional encounters at a coffee shop. Dennis was indeed a devoted follower of the Lord, and radiated that resulting joy and love wherever he went. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word on his lips, and lit up the space around him and those within it. He was ever happy and at peace, and rightfully so. It was simply impossible not to feel one’s own spirit being lifted whenever near him!

    Sadly I did not know Dennis as well as I would have liked. His passing from this place to one far greater reminds me again how important it is to spend time with others we care about, because time is short. While I regret not spending more time with Dennis, I deeply appreciate the time I did have with him, and at least one gift he left with me which I will forever keep.

    Whether it be called a motto, or a creed, or a favorite saying, Dennis had a wonderful phrase which he shared, and by which he lived his life. That phrase is, “Just do the next right thing”. Those few, simple words contain a beautiful and powerful message, one which if everyone followed would make the world completely different. Those words have remained firmly engraved on my heart ever since I first heard Dennis speak them long ago. They are truly wonderful words to live by.

    As those who knew and loved Dennis, we all should keep his precious words alive forever by living them ourselves, passing them down to our children, and sharing them with those around us. In this way, through the love and wisdom Dennis placed into those beautiful words, he will continue to help and to lift people up forever.


    • JoeAnn Bauer Walls

      February 9, 2024 at 12:19 am

      Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful memories of my precious brother. He was all you stated and more, I have a big void in my life.
      Thank GOD for memories


  • Nancy Smith

    February 7, 2024 at 2:17 am

    We are so saddened that our sweet neighbor is no longer here on earth with us. But we also rejoice in knowing he is home with his Father. Dennis was the most caring man I’ve ever known. Always kind and giving. He loved his family and friends unconditionally. Jenny, you were his everything, he adored you. Praying for you during this time. As Dennis would always say. I love you, God Bless. Nancy and Steve


  • Trish & Cody Deyoung

    February 7, 2024 at 2:02 am

    There’s so many things to say about Dennis. Undoubtedly the best thing that we always remember was his love for life. You couldn’t help but smile in his presence. He was so contagious with his love and kindness. We will forever miss you.
    Love always


  • Sharon Willard

    February 7, 2024 at 12:27 am

    I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your sweetheart and love, Dennis. Praying for comfort for you and your family.
    Sharon Willard


  • Angie Cornett

    February 6, 2024 at 10:31 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of this great loss. I met him through his precious Jenny and he was so sweet and kind whenever I woild see them. May the Lord carry his loved ones.


  • marian miller whalen

    February 6, 2024 at 3:03 am

    Dennis was such a mentor to many people including Jake and myself. I enjoyed getting to know him and you too! It will be very difficult for a long time but you will be strong and I know that because of the type of person you are! If you get bored you can always go back to the school board` Desiree would love to have you!!!! Hang in there Jenny. I am praying for yall!!!


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