10254 W. Carlton Bay | Garden City, ID 83714

Carl Richard Bauer May 17, 1939 - October 27, 2020


MAY 17, 1939 – OCTOBER 27, 2020




God came for Carl (my Pops) in the early morning hours of October 27, 2020 to join his beloved Catharina in heaven.  He always said “I went to South Africa a pagan and came back to America a Christian.”

“My Pops

Thank you for being a wonderful father, for giving us so may reasons to smile……Thanks for our on-the go fun times together and times we just talk and relax for a while… Thank you for the memories we’ll keep with us always, for being a part of our happiest days.  Thanks for inspiring our hearts with your dreams and making us feel proud in your own special way… Thanks for your hugs, and your help, and your humor, for letting us know you appreciate us.  Thank you for showing us, all through the years how much you loved us.

Ich liebe dich mein Papa and Oupa”


On behalf of our family Heidi Geyer (daughter), Jaap Vermaak (son), all our children and his brothers Ott, Bill and John a special thanks to:

Dr Josh Durham & staff, Dr Gordon (oncologist), Edgewater Spring Creek and All Care Hospice Team – Thank you for loving Carl when we could not.

Not for getting his “Rice Gang” with whom he spent many a happy hour.  There are so many friends that meant so much to him throughout the years.  Thank you, for all your love to the very end


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    Doug and Sallie Goff says

    Our sympathy to the family in loss of a wonderful man. We knew Carl from church and he always sat in front of us to hear my husband sing. His favorite son was “Fly like a bird” he would cry every time my husband sang it. He will be greatly missed. Doug and Sallie Goff

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    Warren Pete Posey says

    I have known Carl since we met in class at Berkeley in 1961. He and his first wife Carol Page Bauer invited me for dinner and we became close friends. Their first child was known as Bunky Bauer. He told me his favorite joke: “two old Italian men are standing on a bridge looking down at a submarine in the water. One says to the other: “is that a U boat?” The other replies “no that’s a notta my boat is thatta you boat?” We still laughed at that again when Carl stopped by our house for a couple of days in 2005 with his beautiful new wife Catharina. I Hav always been impressed with the way that Carl taught Conservative economics an how his students loved and admired him. I miss him very much!

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