Frederick “Fritz” Bauermeister, age 85 of New Richmond, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 28, 2016 at his home. Fritz was born on October 28, 1931 in Corcoran, MN to Frederick and Gertrude (Bursch) Bauermeister at home. He graduated from 8th grade. He was drafted at age 18 to the US Army and started as a litter bearer for a half hour and with the medical training that he had he became a medic in the Korean War. He married the love of his life Joy Steele, June 15, 1957. They were blessed with three children. He then worked at Morton Salt for 32 years. Fritz is survived by his wife, Joy; sons, Gary (Debbie) Bauermeister of Amery, WI and Larry (Julie) Bauermeister of New Richmond, WI; daughter, Kari (Jim) Stockwell of Brandon, WI; 10 grandchildren, Mike Bauermeister, Travis Bauermeister, Tyler (Kelly) Bauermeister, Ted Bauermeister, Alan Bauermeister, Alexis Haen, Fletcher Stockwell, Kalley Haen, Brady Stockwell, and Steele Haen; great-grandchildren, Abel and Henry; sisters, Myrtle Gelle and Judy (Loren) Marschel; and brother, Howie (Evie) Bauermeister. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Vern Bauermeister; and sisters, Lucille, Ruth, Marion and Lois. A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 11 am at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in New Richmond. Memorial visitation was also on Saturday from 9:30 – 11 am at the church. Interment will be at a later date in the Boardman Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorials are preferred. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.
Joy and family, so sorry for your loss
We are so sorry for your loss, Joy and family. Thinking of you and sending our prayers. Fritz was truly a wonderful man!!!
Joy, I’m so sorry. God bless you and your family.
We hope it provides comfort to you to know that your grief is shared by all of us that knew Fritz. Fritz had a great sense of humor. He will be missed greatly and remembered often.
I am so so sorry for your loss. Love you all.
So sorry for your loss Joy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours
My Dear Friend Fritz I will miss your sweet smile your great wisdom. There will be no greater man to celebrate the “Winters Of Texas”. Joy I celebrate you
And sincerity your special times here inthe Balley.
I share in your sorrow. May God lift his Soul to sit next Him. Love from Emma Jean and Mike
May I offer my condolences to the family of SFC “Fritz.” I first met Fritz on an Army Annual Training session with the 5501 Army Reserve Hospital at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Denver in 1971, We recognized each others names and discovered we were both raised in Corcoran MN and were associated with St. John’s Lutheran where my Dad had accepted a call as pastor in 1953 and where I grew up. Fritz was a great guy who mentored us younger enlisted members of the unit at Ft. Sam Houston in succeeding years.