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Kenneth L.Bauer, 67

Kenneth L. "Ken" Bauer passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec. 23, at "Our Lady of Peace" Hospice in St. Paul, after a 2 year battle with pancreatic cancer.

Ken was born in Hastings, on Jan. 19, 1946, to Christ and Josephine (Dreis) Bauer. He grew up in Medford, Minn., and eventually moved to Elko, Minn., where he and his wife have lived for the past 25 years.

He is survived by his wife Dian; his brother LaVerne "Vern" Bauer (June) of Marietta, Ga.; children Darin (Jennifer Melander) Stanley, and Jennifer Stanley; six grandchildren; plus over 100 cousins and many friends.

Ken was a lifelong self employed truck driver and remained active in his business up until 4 months ago. He will always be remembered as a person who had an infectious smile for everyone, and a laugh that would warm your heart.

He will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.

We will be having a celebration of life for Ken, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at the Red Fox, 22815 Pillsbury, Lakeville, MN.

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