Cyril (Cy) Bauer, 97, of Warrensburg, Missouri, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at the Harmony Gardens Assisted Living Center in Warrensburg, Missouri. Funeral services were Friday, June 1 at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Warrensburg, with Father Joseph Miller, C.PP.S. officiating. Burial was held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at Viney Creek Cemetery in Golden, Missouri, with father Mark Boyer officiating.
Cyril was born August 13, 1914, in Montrose, Missouri, the oldest of eight children to Christopher and Rose Bauer. The family moved to northern Illinois, eventually settling in Sycamore. He began work as a mail boy at Anaconda Wire & Cable Co in Sycamore, Illinois. He worked at that job from 1928 to 1933 while he was going to school. Cyril also became an Eagle Scout during those years. It was in 1933, too, that he became a licensed radio operator, an interest that he maintained all his life. After graduation from high school, Cy went to work in the mill at Anaconda, later transferring to the accounting department. After many years in Sycamore he transferred to the Harrisonville, Missouri plant in 1964.
He married the love of his life, Virginia May Cornwall on August 5, 1938, in Sycamore, Illinois. She preceded him in death on March 30, 2001. Their first home was a Sears Kit Home (The Wilshire). They then built their home in Harrisonville and before he retired built a home on Table Rock Lake in Golden, Missouri, where they began a home craft business and traveled to many craft shows in the Missouri and Arkansas area. Cyril always wanted Virginia to live in a new home. Cyril and Virginia were avid bridge players. He also built many radio control airplanes and loved to fly them, especially with his granddaughter Sarah. He was liked and respected by all who knew him, and really enjoyed his time living at Harmony Gardens. Cy treasured the many friendships he developed with the students, faculty and administrators he met at the university. Cyril became a great fan and supporter of the UCM athletic teams and loved getting his #97 football jersey on his birthday last August.
Visitation was at Sweeney-Phillips Holdren Funeral Home 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Thursday night, May 31. The Rosary was prayed at 7:30. Memorial contributions may be made to University of Central Missouri Athletics or Priests of the Sacred Heart /Sacred Heart Monastery.
Pallbearers were grandsons: Stephen Stockton, Timothy, Shawn, Daniel, and Christopher Bauer; and Michael and Christopher Dandurand.
Survivors include: three sons, Michael Bauer (Janice), Cushing, WI., Stephen Bauer (Alison), Baldwin City, KS., and Thomas Bauer (Glinda), Tyler, TX.; two daughters, Susan Thorup (John), Overland Park, KS, and Mary Dandurand (Joseph), Warrensburg, MO; 16 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Laurel; daughter-in-law, Patricia; sisters, Margery, Betty and Georgianne; and brothers, Denis, Leland, Robert and Raymond.