Steve was a caring father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He died in his home on April 9, 2021 at the age of 72.
He was born to George and Catherine Bauer on February 24, 1949. After graduating from Littleton high school, Steve served in the United States Marine Corps. He then played football as an All American at Mesa University. He went on to play football on a full-ride scholarship for the Lobos at the University of New Mexico and for the Hawaiians in the World Football league. He caught the Hawaiian’s last touchdown pass.
Steve proved to be a very hard worker. He spent his childhood working on his family's farms. He also created a successful career as a Realtor. His passions included family card games, golf, and handball. He played at the pro-level and was inducted into the Handball Hall of Fame in 2006.
Steve is survived by his three children, Justin, Mysti, and Melissa. Also, his six grandchildren, Alexis, Katrina, Dustin, Taryn, Kobe, and Jameson.
A funeral service is scheduled for 11:15 am on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at the Fort Logan National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Costigan Youth Handball or the Colorado Handball Association and note: in memory of Steve Bauer.