of Chelsea, Michigan, age 91, died unexpectedly Friday, August 17, 2018 at his home. He was born March 27, 1927 in Ypsilanti, Michigan, the son of Clarence Carl & Ethel (Schock) Bauer.  Howard lived in Chelsea for 30 years, coming from Ypsilanti.  He retired from Ford Motor Company in Ypsilanti. Howard was a Boy Scout leader in Troop 754 of Belleville. He was a long-time member of Tri-County Sportsman's Club in Saline. Howard loved to visit with everyone he saw.

Survivors include a special cousin, Linda (Craig) Sayers, and their son Brian of Chelsea; his sister, Alice Dickerson of NE; his sister-in-law LaDonna Bauer of Ann Arbor; many nieces and nephews, Jackie, David, Tom, Jill Ann, Donna, Diane, Karen, John, and Kay. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Gaylord and Norman; and special cousin Margaret Bauer.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 21, 11:00 am at Cole Funeral Chapel, Chelsea, with Pastor Keith Worrell officiating.  Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Saline. The family will receive friends Monday 2-4 & 6-8 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Tri-County Sportsman's Club (8640 Moon Rd, Saline, MI 48176) or Chelsea Baseball (Checks  to Chelsea Athletic Boosters, P.O. Box 428, Chelsea 48118 with Howard's name in the memo).

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