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Louis Eugene Bauldoff

September 27, 1928 ~ May 14, 2019 (age 90)

Louis Eugene Bauldoff, 90, of Clearfield Rd., Fenelton, a well known area resident and Korean War veteran, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Sunnyview Nursing Home.

 

Louis was born in Fenelton on September 27, 1928.   He was the son of the late Louis Henry and Clara Swartzlander Bauldoff.

 

Louis was a 1946 graduate of Butler High School and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.  Louis was drafted into military service on November 15, 1950, serving initially at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.  He was then placed in to the 449th Artillery Field Observation Battalion, a North Carolina National Guard Group federalized due to the Korean War.  Louis was promoted to Corporal and went to Korea during the war.   There he was assigned to the 2nd Division 37th Field Artillery Headquarters Battery and served as the crew chief locating targets and also calculated and plotted the targets on maps.  Following his distinguished service in Korea, Louis was discharged on October 30, 1952.

 

Louis was a long time active member of St. John The Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Coylesville, having served on Parish Council and as a Lector for more than 30 years, and was the head of the church’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul.   On June 7, 2015 Louis was honored to be presented with the “Manifesting the Kingdom” award by Bishop David Zubik.  This distinguished award is given to church laymen who demonstrate the presence of Jesus in their lives and promote the Kingdom of God in exceptional ways.

 

He was a member of the Happy Hunter’s Club in Fenelton, The Chicora American Legion and the former VFW Post.  Louis was a well known participant of the Chicora American Legion Funeral Honor Guard, The Chicora Memorial Day Parade, and Veteran’s Day tributes at area schools.  He enjoyed reading and playing cards.

 

Louis had a strong work ethic from a young teen and while attending high school he worked at area farms and the B&O Railroad during summers, holidays, and weekends.  He was later employed by Fretz Moon Tube Co.  Following his return from military service, he worked for Armco Steel in Butler and attended classes at the University of Pittsburgh.  He was also employed with the PA Fish Commission as an Engineer Assistant and in 1965 was hired by Nationwide Insurance Co. as an auto underwriter.  He was later promoted to Loss Control and Safety Specialist.  He retired in 1993 following nearly 30 years of service.  Louis was Clearfield Twp. Tax collector for 20 years.

 

Louis is survived by his wife, Marie Evelyn Clouse Bauldoff, whom he married on May 5, 1956 at St. Joseph Church in North Oakland.  He also survived by three children, LuAnn Marie Cibik and her husband, Theodore, “Ted”, of Leechburg, Joyce Ann Rauschenberger and her husband, Curtis, of Butler, and Joseph Vincent Bauldoff of Fenelton; seven grandchildren, Alexander Rauschenberger and his wife, Kaitlin, Rebecca Rauschenberger, Rachel Rauschenberger, Aaron Bauldoff, Else Bauldoff, Benjamin Bauldoff, and Ridley Bauldoff; a sister, Marlene Hoover of Fenelton and a sister-in-law, Alice Bauldoff of Kingman, Arizona, his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Eleanor Clouse of Butler, as well as a many nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

In addition to his parents, Louis was preceded in death by his son, John, his brother, Floyd Bauldoff, his sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Andy Olszak, and a brother-in-law, James Hoover.

 

Friends will be received at the Hile Funeral Home of Chicora, 339 Chicora Fenelton Rd., Chicora, from 2 – 4 and 6 – 9 p.m. Friday.  A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday from St. John The Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 668 Clearfield Rd., Fenelton, with the Rev. Ward Staken, O.F.M. Cap., church pastor,  officiating.  Interment will be beside his son at St. John Cemetery.  Military honors will be accorded by the Chicora, Brady’s Bend, and East Brady American Legion Posts. Memorial contributions may be made to Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St. John’s Church, 668 Clearfield Rd, Fenelton, PA 16034-9743.  For additional information or to send a condolence, please visit www.hilefh.com.

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