Dustin D. Bauer, 35, Mandan, died of natural causes June 1, 2012, at St Alexius Medical Center, Bismarck. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at Christ the King Catholic Church, Mandan, with the Rev. Kenneth Phillips as celebrant. Burial will be at the Mandan Union Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan, with a parish rosary/vigil at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.
Dustin was born on March 22, 1977, to Douglas H. and Florence M. (Bullinger) in Bismarck. He attended Mandan High School.
A highlight of Dustin’s childhood was going camping and fishing with his family on weekends at Wolf Creek. Dustin believed that you need to try something once or you’ve never lived. This adventurous spirit led him to hitchhike across the United States before he was 18 years old. Dustin could learn a skill by watching someone skilled in that particular field. He then applied his skills to anything anyone needed help with, this included electrical, carpentry and mechanical jobs. Dustin was a very affectionate man especially towards his family and friends. His nephew, Ben and niece, Brittany were very special to him, he enjoyed spending time with them. He was so proud to be the godfather of Ben.
Dustin will be deeply missed by his parents, Douglas H and Florence M. Bauer, Mandan; his brother, Daren (Sara) Bauer, Andover, Minn.; his niece, Brittany; his nephew, Ben; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.