Calvin Bauer

CRYSTAL FALLS – Calvin D. Bauer, 89, of Crystal Falls, passed away peacefully with his brother at his side on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at Northstar Health System in Iron River.

He was born Sept. 9, 1924, in Crystal Falls, son of the late Casper and Rose (Holmes) Bauer. Calvin graduated from Crystal Falls High School and was a lifelong resident of the area. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II and was taken as a prisoner of war.

Calvin worked as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service for more than 30 years, retiring in 1983. He was a member of United Lutheran Church in Crystal Falls, Crystal Falls Lions Club, Tufts-Rondon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2891 and American Legion Post 87. Calvin enjoyed golfing and going out to dinner with friends.

He is survived by his brother, Donald Bauer of Crystal Falls; a special friend, Joyce Salmi; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Byron Bauer.

Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 3, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at United Lutheran Church in Crystal Falls.

Funeral services will follow Friday at 11 a.m. at the church. Rev. Micheal Laakko will officiate.

Burial with full military honors will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to United Lutheran Church in Calvin’s memory.

Condolences may be expressed to the family of Calvin D. Bauer online at

The family has entrusted the Nash Funeral Home of Crystal Falls with the arrangements.