July 6, 1949 - January 19, 2015


A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond, MN for Blair Bauer, age 65, who died Monday at his home.

Blair Brice Bauer was born July 6th, 1949 in Fargo, ND, the son of Ted and Norma (Lasher) Bauer. Blair graduated from high school in Mott, ND. After high school Blair attended North Dakota State University and graduated with a degree in Speech Pathology. Blair accepted a position in Dickinson, ND with the Dickinson Public School System.

On July 15, 1972 Blair was united in marriage to Janet Wehking in Hector, MN. Shortly after, Blair earned his Master’s Degree in Audiology from Minot State University. Blair earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic at Palmer College in Davenport, IA. Blair and Jan then returned to Dickinson, ND, where he continued to practice until his retirement in 2011. During that time he was involved with the Elks Lodge and served as Exalted Ruler and was a member of the Dickinson Rotary Club.

Blair was involved with the North Dakota Chiropractic Association, serving on the board until being elected as president from 1993-1995. In 1996 Blair received the NDCA Chiropractor of the Year and in 2007 received the NDCA Honorary Lifetime Membership. Blair was also an American Chiropractic Association Representative from 1995-2003 and was a member of the Board of Governors. He earned his Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedics and worked as a consultant for the North Dakota Workers’ Compensation Bureau.

In 2012 Blair and Janet moved to Richmond, MN where they found their dream retirement home on the Horseshoe Chain of Lakes. Blair was an avid hunter and birdwatcher and was a sports fanatic. He enjoyed reading, exploring Minnesota, and spending time with family and friends.

Blair and Jan were blessed with two children; Brett (Brittany), and Whitney. In 2013, Blair and Jan became grandparents to twins, Vivian and Brice Bauer.

Blair’s generous spirit, faithful friendship, and wonderful zest for life will be greatly missed by all. He had a genuine warmth and concern for his patients and friends. His children were the light of his life.
Blair is survived by the love of his life, Jan; son, Brett (Brittany) Bauer, Buffalo, MN; daughter, Whitney Bauer, Minneapolis, MN; two grandchildren, Brice and Vivian Bauer; brother, Lane (Julie) Bauer, Las Cruces, NM; sister-in-law Roxanne Bauer, Bismarck, ND; nieces and nephews; and stepfather, Ernest Mueller, New Leipzig, ND. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ted and Norma; and brother, Mark.