Richard Louis Bauser
Richard Louis Bauser

February 2, 1927 - December 10, 2017
Born in Grand Rapids, MI
Resided in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan


BAUSER RICHARD (Dick) LOUIS February 2, 1927 - December 10, 2017. Age 90. Pre-deceased by his loving wife Margaret Joan, married 62 years. Dearest father of Elizabeth (Anthony) Buto, Joanie Mack, Kathleen Servais, Mary Eileen (Ted) Stahl, Richard Jr. (Grace), Joseph (Kellien), Susan Marie (Richard) Wyniemko, Michael (Lisa), and Peggy (Kevin) Elliott.

Loving grandfather of Elizabeth Walsh, Tony Buto Jr., Brian Buto, Michael Buto, Bridget Dillen, Timothy Mack, Katie Wilson, Christine Touhey, Thomas Servais, Meghan Servais, Bradford Servais, Mark Servais, Brett Stahl, Erin Stahl, Daniel Stahl, Kari Schives, Trevor Stahl, Krystin Moore, Kaitlyn Stahl, Stephen Bauser, Christopher Bauser, Patrick Bauser, Breanna Mueller, Richard Wyniemko, Jennifer Pieknik, Michelle Wyniemko, Joseph Motyka, Jeremy Motyka, Ryan Bauser, Haley Bauser, and the late Jamie Bauser.

Proud great-grandfather of 40 children.

Pre-deceased by Parents: Anna Stacia (McKitis) Bauser and Joseph John Bauser
Siblings: Anna (Dolly) Margaret Callanan, Eilleen Ruth Ruppe, Josephine Adelaide Bauser, Joseph Jerome Bauser

Dick was born in Grand Rapids and moved to Detroit at the age of 10 where he
resided for over 60 years. He and his wife Joan were married at Gesu Catholic Church and were parishioners for years. As a summer resident of Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada, many years were spent enjoying the family cottage on Lake Erie. Dick enjoyed taking relatives and friends for boat rides, fishing, tubing and water skiing. Watching the freighters go by was a favorite hobby. Fresh corn on the cob and fried tomatoes were summertime favorites.
After retirement, winters were spent in Florida he made numerous friends at Golfview Golf and Racquet Club. An avid golfer, Dick played round after round with his friends and achieved the difficult hole-in-one three times on his course. He enjoyed swimming at the pool and spent many holidays and birthdays celebrating with friends at the clubhouse.

His greatest joy and source of pride was his family. His love for his children was unconditional and he instilled in each of them his diligent work ethic, strong morals and values and most importantly Faith in God. Together with Joan, they put all nine children through 12 years of Catholic education. Moments spent outside of work were centered around his children, teaching them how to build and fix things, making backyard ice rinks every winter, cooking blueberry pancakes and egg in a cup for Saturday breakfast, watching them play sports, taking them camping and building the best bonfires.

In addition to spending time with his family, Dick enjoyed watching sports of all kinds on TV, his favorite collegiate teams were Notre Dame and MSU. He cheered on all the Detroit Pro teams, and especially liked the Red Wings. Dick also loved to bird watch, always keeping the feeders full of seed and keeping up on the species, he especially liked hummingbirds and orioles.

Dick began his exemplary career at Ford Motor Company as a mail boy starting part-time during the summer when he was a young 16 years old. He delivered mail to all the employees, inclusive of Henry Ford II. Dick worked his way up the ladder to Industrial Engineer and Supervisor. He retired after 45 years. His love and loyalty for the company was well-known by all who knew him.

A funeral mass will be held at Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Grosse Pointe Woods on Saturday, January 13th, at Noon. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery on Tuesday, January 16th, 2pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any of the following: Hospice of Michigan, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, Michigan Audubon Society, Alzheimer's Foundation of America.




Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church
467 Fairford
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI US 48236
Saturday, January 13, 2018
12:00 PM