Gregg Alan "Bubba" Bauer, 56

Gregg Alan "Bubba" Bauer, age 56, of Faribault passed away unexpectedly at his home on July 10, 2020.
Gregg was born in Faribault on the windy morning of January 25, 1964, to Dennis and Karen (Conklin) Bauer. He married the love of his life, Catherine Mensing, on June 23, 1984.
He graduated from Faribault High School in 1982 and continued his education at Faribault Vocational School where he graduated in 1984 in Small Engine Mechanics. He worked at Ahlman’s Marine before starting his dream of owning his own business, Quality Marine.
Gregg grew up on the Bauer family farm where he learned that hard work and determination was the way to get what you wanted in life. In 2005, Gregg and Cathy took over the farm where they continued to raise their four children, Josh Bauer (Katie Burvee) of Faribault, Joe (Kris) Bauer of Faribault, Jill Swedberg (Travis Madrazo) of Owatonna, and Grace (Rob) Reuvers of Faribault.
Gregg was a great storyteller and loved a good debate. He knew just the right balance of when to talk and when to listen He was an amazing son, husband, father, grandfather and brother who shared many of his traditions and life-long skills with the family.
While spending many years camping, snowmobiling, gardening and taking the love of his life fishing, he truly loved returning home to the farm he called Paradise.
Gregg is survived by his soul mate Cathy of 40 years, his parents Dennis and Karen Bauer of Waterville, mother-in-law Marion McHugo, siblings (Gregg was the eldest) Brian Bauer of Faribault, Chad Bauer of Kenyon, Gayle (Todd) Finneseth of Faribault, and Brent (Kim) Bauer of Waterville, children, 11 grandchildren Anthony Bauer, Marissa Bauer, Riley Bauer, Austin Henson, Brandon (Erin) Berger, Makayla Bauer, Evelynn Swedberg, Johnathan Swedberg, Olivia Madrazo, Wesley Reuvers, and Willow Reuvers, many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and his friends he considered to be family.
Gregg is preceded in death by grandparents Clarence and Loretta Bauer, step-grandmother Melvina Bauer, grandparents Kenneth and Esther Conklin, step-grandmother Hildred Conklin, father-in-law Ervin Mensing, sister-in-law Tammy Madow, brother-in-law Tom Mensing and nephew Jason Madow.
The family invites everyone to join them from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 1 in remembering Gregg by taking a drive through the Bauer farm at 6526 Nerstrand Blvd, Faribault, MN. Condolences can be given at this time. Parking will be available for those who feel comfortable stopping. At 6:30 p.m., friends are invited to join Bubba's family in sharing fond memories, prayers, and speeches.

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