Raymond S. Bauer Sr., 82, of Terre Haute died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, in Union Hospital. He was in the automobile business for more than 40 years, as used car manager at Jack Thrasher Ford and then retiring from Vigo Dodge. He was born Jan. 7, 1924, in Rochester, N.Y. His beloved wife of 59 years, Donna, whom he married Aug. 17, 1945, died earlier.

Survivors include nine children, Raymond Stuart Bauer Jr. and his wife, Jo of Fontanet, Melody L. Aitken and her husband, Jeff of Plainfield, Jan L. Bauer and his wife, Renee, Brian F. Bauer, DeeDee K. Harruff and her husband, Randy, Reed A. Bauer, Lora S. Morris and her husband, Mike, Lisa A. Linder and her husband, Michael, all of Terre Haute and Tracy G. Jones and her husband, Keith of Robinson, Ill.; 25 grandchildren, Stacy Reeves and her husband, Joe, Nicole McBride and her husband, Brian, Lindsay Hopkins and her husband, Paul, Jason Corey and his wife, Tiffany, Jamie Kellett, Ashley Wetzel, Chase Bauer, Cooper Bauer, Taylor Bauer, Hilary Bauer, Shannon Myers and her husband, Greg, Curt Royer, Madison Harruff, Daria Harruff, Stephen Harruff, Austin Bauer, Tyler Bauer, Shane Bauer, Jordan Corey, Vicki Morris, Autumn Linder, Harmony Linder, Caley Linder, Landon Jones and Cassidy Jones; eight great-grandchildren, Mercy McBride, Brayton McBride, Brinson McBride, Olivia Reeves, Madeline Reeves, Justin and Zoey Hopkins and Baylee Morris. He also was preceded in death by his mother, Kathryn T. Jordan, on Jan. 12, 1997; one granddaughter, Lacey M. Linder, on April 22, 1988; and one grandson, Bryce McBride, on March 7, 1994.

He and his wife were owners and operators of Colonial Acres Apartments for over 20 years. He was a Marine veteran. There is no visitation or services. Mattox-Wood Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.

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