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Dale Gene Bauer

June 7, 1946 — March 18, 2024

Albuquerque

BAUER, THE REVEREND DALE GENE, a resident of Albuquerque, NM since 1989, passed away Monday, March 18, 2024, at the age of 77. He is survived by his wife, Edith of Albuquerque, NM numerous nephews, nieces, in-laws, and friends. Rev. Bauer was preceded in death by his father, Louis Edwin Bauer Sr., mother, Esther Irene Bauer and brother, Rev. Louis Edwin Bauer, Jr. 

Dale touched countless lives through his compassion, faith, and zest for life and will be deeply missed.

Rev. Bauer attended Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana where he met Edith Robinson. Dale married Edith on June 7, 1968, and he graduated two days later.  Rev. Bauer attended Hamma School of Theology, Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio and earned his Master of Divinity in 1972. He served as Chaplain at Presbyterian Medical Center, in Denver, Colorado from 1972-1974.  

Rev. Bauer was ordained at Faith Lutheran Church in Akron, Ohio and served Zion Lutheran Church in Idaho Springs, Colorado from 1974-1979, joining the volunteer fire department and embracing mountain living.  He then served as pastor at Epiphany Lutheran Church, an urban ministry setting, in Denver, Colorado for ten years.

In 1989, he accepted a call to Cross of Hope Lutheran Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he served until his retirement in 2012. One of his proudest accomplishments was leading the establishment of the Cross of Hope Elementary School in 2004.  

Dale was an avid skier and gardener, had a passion for geology and Civil War history, ran or biked almost daily, and with his wife, Edee, traveled the globe through cities both ancient and modern, mountains and canyons. 

Service will be held Saturday, April 20, 2024; 10:00 a.m., at Cross of Hope Lutheran Church, 6104 Taylor Ranch Road NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87120.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cross of Hope Schools, 6104 Taylor Ranch Road NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87120.

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