Mandan News

Obituaries – February 16-22, 2013

Clarence Bauer

Clarence Bauer, 88, Mandan, died Feb. 15, 2013, at Kindred Hospital, Mandan.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan, with Reverend Lee Herberg officiating. Burial was at Mandan Union Cemetery with full military honors.

Clarence was born Nov. 13, 1924, in Carson to August and Olive (Brantner) Bauer. Raised and educated in Mandan, he enlisted in the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1941, the California State Guard in 1942, and the U.S. Army in June 1943. Clarence spent two years in South Pacific Theater with the 37th Infantry Division. He was wounded in Manila and received the Purple Heart and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

Honorably discharged in December 1945, he re-enlisted in 1947 and was later discharged at Fort Bliss, Texas, in 1950. On July 3, 1950, he married Regina Friesz of Center. They made their home in the Mandan, where he worked for Northern Pacific Railroad and in construction. Clarence was a lifetime member of the VFW, American Legion, and Disabled American Veterans.

Clarence is survived by six children, Douglas (Florence) Bauer, Mandan, Donna (Douglas) Wetzel, Bismarck, David Bauer, Huff, Diana Halverson, Darrell Bauer, and Dean Bauer, all of Mandan; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Jackie Bauer, Belfair, Wash.

Clarence was preceded in death by his wife in 1991; his parents; and brother, Harvey.

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Kenneth Ciavarella

Kenneth L. Ciavarella, 69, Mandan, died Feb. 12, 2013, at Sanford Health in Bismarck.

Mass of Christian burial was held on Friday, Feb. 15, at Spirit of Life Catholic Church, Mandan, with Msgr. Chad Gion as celebrant. Burial was at the Mandan Union Cemetery.

Kenneth “Ken” Ciavarella was born Sept. 19, 1943, to Luigi and Rose (Swindling) Ciavarella in Mandan, where he was raised and educated. Ken graduated from Mandan High in 1961 before going on to graduate from Dickinson State University in 1965. Ken started his 33-year teaching career in Flasher before moving to the Mandan Junior High, where he taught math, algebra, science and art. On Jan. 21, 1967, Ken married Valerie Reis in Bismarck. Together they raised their two children, Chantel and Chris. Always wanting to be busy and being a musician and a good singer, Ken was in a band or two. He couldn’t read music, but could pick up songs like he’d been reading music his whole life. Ken shared his musical gift by singing at Spirit of Life Catholic Church. Spending time at the cabin on Brush Lake also brought Ken much enjoyment. Ken, Mr. C. to his students, was a good teacher and very well-liked.

Ken will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Chantel Ciavarella, Mandan; son, Chris, Bismarck; grandchildren, Michael and Anthony Julson, Mandan;  sisters, Cecelia (Herman) Dosch and Donna Miller, all of Bismarck; brothers, Leonard (Rosemary) and Joe, all of Mandan; sisters-in-law, Vicki (Ted) Hellman and Adelaide Ciavarella, all of Bismarck; and Cletus (Larry) Brewster, Kansas.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Valerie, on Feb. 12, 2000; sisters, Kathryn (Adam) Bernhardt and Dorothy (Ralph) Weber; brothers, Herman, Tony and Michael; son-in-law, Shawn Julson; sisters-in-law, Agnes Ciavarella, Betty Ciavarella, Carol Ciavarella; and brothers-in-law, Leo Miller and Andy Shafer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family.

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David Dailey

David Dailey, 63, Mandan, died Feb. 11, 2013, at Sanford Health, Bismarck.

A funeral service was held on Friday, Feb. 15, at Messiah Lutheran Church, Mandan, with Reverend Mark Drews officiating. Burial was at Mandan Union Cemetery.

David was born on Oct. 4, 1949, in Aberdeen, S.D., to Eugene and Donna

(Luken) Dailey. His family moved to Mandan when he was in middle school. David then attended Mandan High School. He started working at George’s Bakery in Mandan at age 16, which ignited his passion for baking and led to his lifelong career. On Oct. 10, 1970, he married Linda Nelson in Mandan. David worked as a baker at Dakota Maid Bakery, Red Owl, Econo Foods, and Central Market. His daughter, Laura, has special memories of the birthday cakes her father always made for her. David also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and family vacations to Medora and the Black Hills. He also loved Elvis and watching westerns. A family man with a wonderful sense of humor, David will be missed by those who knew and loved him.

Blessed to have shared his life is his wife of 42 years, Linda Dailey; daughter, Laura Dailey; mother, Donna Dailey; sisters, Gloria (Delton) Nelson and Robin (Marvin) Nelson; brothers, Don (Lori) Dailey and Dale Dailey, all of Mandan; numerous nieces and nephews; and brother-in-law, Clayton Nelson Jr., Grand Forks.

David was preceded in death by his father, Eugene; and his in-laws, Clayton Sr. and Grace Nelson.

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