By HDN Staff
Herbert Joseph "Herb" Bauer, 69, of Havre, died at his home Sunday, May 14, 2000 of natural causes.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Holland & Bonine Funeral Home.
Bauer was born Oct. 31, 1930 in Plentywood to G.M. "Bud" and Sara (Lux) Bauer and attended Chinook High School. He worked in the oil fields and Butte mines as a young man.
At 15, he joined the Air Force and was later in the Army. He served in the Korean War and received the Combat Infantry Badge, U.N. Service Medal, and Overseas Bar and the Korean Service Medal with three stars.
In 1952, he married Betty Thompson in Chinook.
Bauer attended Northern Montana College and graduated from the University of Utah. He was an alcohol counselor and later director of Hilltop Recovery Center. He was director of Human Resources Development Council (HRDC) and bureau chief for the Department of Community Affairs in Helena.
Bauer served on the Governor's Manpower Board, Board of Housing and Governor's Council on Alcoholism. He received a nomination for Who's Who in America. He was an active member of the Montana Democratic Party
Bauer an avid reader and collector of books. He loved to fish and camp in Beaver Creek Park. He collected and repaired timepieces and could fix anything.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son.
Survivors include his wife, Betty of Havre; daughters, Brenda Bakker of Helena, Mary Beth Steng of Monroe, Ore., and India Bauer of Havre; sons, Scott Bauer of Rochester, Minn. and Matthew Bauer of Havre; sisters, Beverly Davis of Havre and Donna Carter of Shelby; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials are suggested to Havre-Hill County Library Foundation, Habitat for Humanity or to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America.
Holland & Bonine Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.