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Mother of Ruth Bauer LaPoint ’72, Jean Bauer DeMania ’76 & Ann Bauer Feck ’79 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 9, 2014


Josephine Agnes

Josephine A. Bauer, 84 years, of Toledo, Ohio passed away peacefully on March 2, 2014, in St Luke’s Hospital. Josephine was born in Toledo, Ohio on August 18, 1929, to Alonzo and Mary Goulet. She graduated from St. Ursula Academy and attended the former Mary Manse College and on May 24, 1952, she married James T. Bauer. This May, they would have celebrated 62 years of marriage.

Josephine worked for the Art Iron Company as a cost accountant retiring in 1991. She was a member of St. Patrick’s of Heatherdowns Church, where she was the past president of the Altar and Rosary Society and was the director of their Social and Recreational Faith Community. Josephine was also a member of the Art Iron Retirees Group. She loved to arrange flowers, camping, sewing, cooking and a good margarita; but most of all she loved her grandchildren.

Josephine was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Loretta Bouya. She is survived by her husband, James; her children, Daniel (Christine) Bauer, Ruth (Rickie) LaPoint, Thomas (Loretta) Bauer, Jean (Alan) DeMania, Lawrence (Nancy) Bauer and Anne (Joseph) Feck; 20 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S Reynolds Rd., on Friday, March 7, 2014, from 2:00-8:00 p.m., where a Vigil will be held at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will begin in the mortuary on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. followed by the funeral Mass at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the caring staff at Manor of Perrysburg and Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Memorials may take the form of a contribution to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure . Please view and sign the online guest registry at

Published in Toledo Blade on Mar. 6, 2014

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