Mary Jane Bauer

June 29, 1943 - March 6, 2014


Bauer-Mary JaneMary Jane Bauer, 70, of 1320 Crestview Drive, Alpena, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, March 6, 2014 after a heroic battle with cancer.

Mary Jane was born June 29, 1943 in Tawas City, Michigan to the late Edward and Dorothy (Sieradski) Jacques; she married Roger Claude Bauer on June 25, 1966 after they met at Alpena Community College, where she obtained an Associate’s Degree. Mary Jane then went on to complete training at Virginia Farrell Beauty School in Detroit, then running the Wig Department at the Woodward Avenue Hudsons in downtown Detroit. After Roger’s graduation from law school, Mary Jane and Roger moved back to Alpena to make a home and raise a family. Once her children were grown, Mary Jane took her patience for and love of children to Hinks Elementary School where she was a teacher’s aide for 10 years until retiring in 2004.

Mary Jane was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church.

Surviving are her beloved husband, Roger; 2 children, Joel (Jean) of Alpena, Kara (fiancé Chad LeMonds) of Chicago; daughter-in-law, Kelli Perkins of Grand Rapids; 4 grandchildren, Jakob, Gabriel, Lauren, & Noah; 3 brothers, Jack, Thomas (Pamela), Jerald (Patricia); and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were a son, Jeffrey; one sister, JoAnn Shaw; and a sister-in-law, Denise Jacques.

Memorial visitation will be held at the Bannan Funeral Home on Monday, March 10, 2014, from 2 – 8 p.m. with a parish prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Gerald officiating.

Inurnment: Holy Cross Cemetery

Memorials: Jeffrey R. Bauer Children’s Trust and Hospice of Michigan