Carl T. Bauter

BRAIDWOOD—Carl T. Bauter, 73, lifelong resident of Braidwood, passed away Monday, June 24, 2019 at his home.
Born Dec. 11, 1945 in Washington, IL, he was the son of Donald and Ruth (nee Witham) Bauter. Carl spent his younger years hunting and fishing and was nicknamed Torch. He graduated from Reed-Custer High School in 1964 and was a Veteran of the United States Army, serving in Okinawa. He was employed at Flieschmanns Distillery for 17 years, Skluts Farm as a groom, and finally Shadow Lakes as a maintenance worker. Carl loved being outdoors and passed this on to many others by being involved in the Boy Scouts for over 20 years. He enjoyed traveling, camping, reading, and going to auctions. He would attend historical reenactments dressing as a mountain man. Surviving are his wife, Sandra (nee Earley); sister, Donna; sons: Ryan, David and Noah; and grandchildren, Caelan, Emma and Zach. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Susan Ware.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Private services will be held.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Fossil Ridge Public Library or the Boy Scouts of America.
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R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.