Monte Bauer

Monte J Bauer, loving father, grandfather, brother, cousin, uncle and friend, passed away on June 16, 2016.  He was 75 years old FullSizeRender

and died from complications of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, a rare, debilitating and terminal disease having no treatment or cure.

Monte was born on a stormy night in the back of a barbershop during a blizzard in Bowdon, North Dakota on January 24, 1941, to Harry and Catherine Bauer  His younger sister Jonell McVey would soon follow. The family thereafter moved from North Dakota to Eureka Street in Lodi, California

While attending Lodi High he met Ann Armstrong and after graduation they married and  had two children, Michael and Karyn.

He attended Sacramento State University while working and raising his family  He earned his BS in Accounting.  He later became a Certified Public Accountant.  He was partners with Charlie Hahn and later Tony Zupo.  Accordingly, he was never seen until midnight on April 15 each year.

After Ann and Monte parted ways, Monte married Judy Chamberlain and was married to her for 28 years  They resided in Modesto. Monte and Judy enjoyed traveling and sports, often combining a fun vacation with tickets to a sporting event, including trips to the Australian Open, the French Open, the U.S. Open and Wimbledon, also known as tennis’ Grand Slam.

Monte was  an avid bicyclist and he often rode around Lake Tahoe and from Modesto to Bear Valley. He loved to hike and ski. He hiked Mt. Whitney in his 60s. He was a true kid at heart.  He once took his grandkids to every park in Modesto, with an ice cream sundae eating race to follow.  He won!

Monte will be remembered as a passionate sports fan and could be found yelling at the TV if things weren’t going his teams’ way.

He loved the SF Giants, the Golden State Warriors and the 49ers.  He was good natured and kind with a competitive edge.  He was active and always willing to try new things and see new places.

Monte  is survived by loving children Michael Bauer and  Karyn Battershell (Rick), sister, Jonell McVey, grandchildren Devan McClaine, (April), Katy Ravazza, (Charlie) and Christian Bauer (Jessica), and four beautiful great-grandchildren, Paizly, Reef and Koa Ravazza and Jack McClaine; former wife Judy Chamberlain, and step-daughter Renee’ Santos (William). He is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Catherine Bauer, brother-in-law Denny McVey and first wife Ann Bauer.


A celebration of life will be held on Monday, June 27, 2016 at 10 Evergreen Chapel at Cherokee Memorial Park, Highway 99 at East Harney Lane in Lodi, California


Donations may be made in Monte’s memory to Brain Support Network, PO Box 7264, Menlo Park, CA 94026, or St Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

May his memory be a blessing.