AMerican Veteran 11

Paul Charles Bauer

June 6, 1946 ~ September 9, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Paul Bauer Obituary

Paul was born in Unionville, Michigan on June 6,1946 to Harold Bauer and Ella Mull. He was the eldest of 9 children and he cared for each and every sibling throughout his young life. He was preceded in death by sisters Jackie Molden, Diana Weber and Robin Bach, and his brothers Sonny Bauer, Rich Bauer and DJ Bauer. He is survived by his two sisters, Nona Engelhardt and Connie Grant.  After graduation at Unionville High in 1964 he joined the U.S. Air Force as a radio operator. During this time, he was led to Security Detail for President Nixon in 1970 and an Honorable discharge in 1973 as Staff Sgt.  Once discharged he began his education in Design Engineering at Prince George’s Community College and then completed his education in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland. This led him to a prominent career in San Diego, Ca. It was in 1988 that he found the love of his life Lennda Louise Larsen whom he married on April 15, 1989. Along with Lennda came three living children Robbie Bauer, Joseph Aspaas and Yolennda “Summer” Kennedy. For 35 years we all shared love, laughter, growth, and challenges contributing to each other’s lives. Since Paul’s passing, I have envisioned that he is now with my departed son Eric Aspaas. Paul was the greatest of all grandfathers! Yolennda’s children Nicole Thomas (husband Rich Carl), Noelle Thomas (husband Kyle Volkmann), Angel Hivoina, Mandi Hivoina and Robbie Bauer’s daughter Brianna Bauer were the first round of grandchildren he got to enjoy. Robbie Bauer and Mandi Noel gave Paul two additional grandchildren, Liam Asher Noel-Bauer, his only grandson, and Cali Mae Noel-Bauer, the youngest of our granddaughters. He had the privilege of also being a Great grandpa to Brianna Bauer’s daughter Aubree. As you see Paul had a full life with tons of love!

Although very highly trained, Paul was an extremely gentle and nurturing man in his senior years, and he kept us all safe. We did not have to worry about being harmed with him as our protector.

Paul spoiled me, watched over me and made sure I was getting everything I needed. Not always what I wanted. We all love Paul with all of our hearts, and we will never be the same without him. NEVER!

Our hearts are still breaking, and we have so much we want to say, however we need to respect the amount of space we take.  I am hoping you all will write your forever memories of Paul so we can see him through your eyes as well.

There will be a graveside ceremony at Miramar National Cemetery on November 20,2023. The timing is prompt! The line up time begins at 1:30 pm PST and the ceremony is at 2:00 pm PST. The address is: 5795 Nobel Drive, San Diego, Ca. 92122

There will be a reception following the service at 4:00 pm PST at the VFW Post 3783 located at 2247 Kelly Avenue, Ramona California, 92065 phone number 760-789-7888.

Please RSVP, if possible, to or 619.913.3500 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made in Paul’s name/memory to:

The VFW post 3783, at 2247 Kelly Avenue, Ramona California, 92065 phone number 760-789-7888

Bonham Bros. & Stewart Mortuary and Cremation Service is assisting the family. 


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Graveside Service
November 20, 2023

2:00 PM
Miramar National Cemetery, San Diego


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