Jeffrey A. Bauer, 57, of West Bend, WI passed unexpectedly Jan 18, 2022 at his home. Jeff and his twin brother James were born August 25, 1964 to Steven and Dorothy (nee Volland) Bauer in Milwaukee, WI.
Jeffrey attended John Marshall High School and later took carpentry classes through MATC. He found his passion working for David J. Frank Landscaping where he became a Crew Leader and Irrigation Specialist. Jeff loved working outdoors and eventually left the company to work for himself. He honed his skills through the years not only in irrigation but outdoor lighting and landscaping as well. Jeff took pride in the knowledge and beauty he brought to his customers.
Jeffrey held an immeasurable love for his family and friends. The pride and joys of his life were his sons and grandsons. The only thing to rival that patriarchal love was his appreciation and fondness for Harley Davidsons and his love for his mother. He loved the freedom of the open road and camaraderie of his fellow riders, happiest when riding with his twin brother, James and older brother LJ (John). He used to say he did his best thinking on a bike. Jeff's riding days were brought to a halt in 2006 after an accident brought on various health issues, pain and opiate addiction. Jeff had been in recovery for the last 3-4 years through MAT (Medically Assisted Treatment) and remained in recovery at the time of his passing. We share this part of Jeff's story to better understand broken bridges and to remember there is always HOPE, words from his mom. He was a kind man and touched the lives of many. May the good memories help carry us through this difficult time.
Jeff is survived by beloved son, Joshua Steven Bauer of Illinois (Gold Rose Tattoo Gallery) and his family (wife) Stephanie, Tanner, Ryan and Cayson (beloved grandsons) Kayla (grandson's mother) and Joan Pattison (Joshua's mom/Jeff's former wife)
Adored son, Jesse James Bauer of Platteville (Samantha Nicole)
Cherished son Jordan Jon Bauer of West Bend (Olivia Joy) and JenAnn Bauer (Jesse and Jordan's mom/Jeff's former wife)
Siblings Loving (twin) brother James (Erin) Bauer of Jackson beloved nieces Megan Jean (Jackson) and Heather (James) Robson great nieces Shaylee, Tamara, and Maliyah of Manitoba Canada.
Loving brother John/LJ (Barb) Bauer and David (Joan) Bauer
Jeff is further survived by childhood friend steadfast and true Lamont Bevineau (Auntie Maggie) Jeff's "Brother from another mother". Longtime childhood friends Brian and Craig Schoenecker, loyal and longtime friend Tommy Jones, cousin Dean Olla (Samantha and Kameron), and Ashley Brockman and family.
The family plans to hold a celebration of Jeff's life at a later date (May/June)
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend, WI is assisting the family.