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Elaine Bauer

In Loving Memory

Bauer, Elaine Anne (nee Otten)

January 3, 1945 - December 29, 2023

Elaine Anne Bauer (nee Otten) was called back to God on December 29, at age 78 surrounded by family until the end.  She is the beloved daughter of the late Glenn and Virginia (Rogles) Otten; wife of Gerard; mother of Michael (Sharon), Mark (Laura) and the late Michelle Nickel (Don); devoted grandmother of Mick (Emily), Lucy,  Joe, Cecilia, Brad, Anna, Matt, Dan & Kate; dear sister of the late Bud Otten, Jean (Jim) Timmermann, Jan Dunham, and Bernie (Jeannie) Otten; dear sister-in-law, aunt, cousin, godmother, and friend.

Elaine was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri.  She spent most of her childhood in Dellwood, MO, attended high school at Corpus Christi and college at Fontbonne & SIUE.  Upon getting married to Gerard, the newlyweds moved to Florissant where they lived in three different houses over the next 49 years.  The last 10 years have been spent in South St. Louis County to be closer to many of their grandchildren.  Gerard and Elaine have been married for 59 years.

Elaine lived a life dedicated to others; her commitment to family was the core of her being.  She spent thousands of hours creating and viewing her cherished photo albums, which captured her precious memories.  Her love for travel took her to all 50 states enjoying wineries, cruises and bed & breakfasts along the journey.  Elaine leaves behind a legacy of selflessness, a fervent passion for travel, and an enduring love for her family, touching the hearts of all who knew her.

Services: Visitation will be held at KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois Road, St. Louis, MO 63123, Wednesday, January 3, 2024, from 4-8 p.m.  Funeral Mass will be held at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, 9740 Sappington Road, Sappington, MO 63128, Thursday, January 4, 2024, at 10:00 a.m.  Interment at Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Elaine A. Bauer to the Michelle Bauer Nickel Scholarship Fund held at the Lindbergh Schools Foundation.  Click this link Lindbergh Schools Foundation Scholarships or send a check to Lindbergh Schools Foundation, 9350 Sappington Rd, St. Louis, MO 63126.  If additional assistance is needed, contact Erica Keating at (314) 729-2400 ext. 8831.


2 thoughts on “Bauer, Elaine Anne (nee Otten)”

  1. What a beautiful lady! And a wonderful 59 year marriage! Gerry, I have thought about you a lot over the past 15 years. You were a great employee of Angelica and a great help to me for many years! Nancy and I want to express our deepest condolences on the loss of your wonderful wife.
    Larry and Nancy Young

  2. Uncle Gerard, Michael and Mark,
    I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Elaine’s passing. Please know I would have been there for you if I could. Aunt Elaine was a beautiful strong woman.
    Take care and hope to see you all sometime soon.
    Christine Belt Capps


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