PRINCETON - Timothy “Tim” Roy Bauer, 61, of Princeton, passed away Jan. 31, 2019 surrounded by loved ones at Heritage Health Nursing Home in Mendota.
The family will receive family and friends for a Celebration of Life on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton. Services will follow at the memorial home at noon officiated by Pastor Angie McClane of First Presbyterian Church, Princeton and Pastor Eldon Cook of Walnut Community Bible Church, Walnut. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Arrangements were handled by the Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton.
Tim was born June 16, 1957 in Mendota to Francis and Norma (Johnson) Bauer. He married Kathleen Schultz Costerisan on June 20, 2015 in Princeton.
Survivors include his wife of Princeton; one brother, Tom (Denise) Bauer of Mendota; one sister, Susan (Dennis) McConville of Peru; one nephew, Troy (Gloria Espinoza) Bauer of Mendota; two nieces, Emily (Ted) Leffelman of Mendota and Angela (Brent) Kalsto of Peru; three great-nephews, Drew and Collin Kalsto and Jack Leffelman; one great-niece, Jolee Leffelman; two brothers-in-law, Mark (Deb) Schultz and Karl (Beth) Schultz, both of Princeton; one sister-in-law, Sarah Waggoner of Loveland, Colo.; nieces and nephews; and his four horses, Twinkle Toes, Blue, Sierra and Allie.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one stepdaughter, Heidi Tintori.
Tim was a 1975 graduate of Mendota High School and a 1976 graduate of Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Okla. He owned Lindenwood Aviation & Rochelle Aviation and was self-employed doing maintenance and inspections of single engine aircraft. He did engine overhauls and restoration of classic fabric covered aircraft. He also worked with his brother, Tom as a contractor, cabinet builder, electrician, plumber and industrial paint contractor. Tim was a member of Warbirds Squadron 4 as Adjutant, was a Bureau County Fair Director and was a licensed pilot. He was also a member of Experimental Aircraft Association for over 40 years. He enjoyed flying, Facebooking, attending the EAA Air Venture Airshow in Oshkosh as well as volunteering in the Warbirds Camping area. He loved watching Fox News and was always open for a good political discussion. Tim enjoyed gardening, canning and working with his horses. He loved attending fair events and researching all kinds of interesting information on Google.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to, the Bureau County Fair or Cops 4 Cancer.
Online condolences may be left at www.norbergfh.com.