Ardon Bauer

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HICKSVILLE -- Ardon Bauer, 93, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the Laurels of Defiance.

Ardon was born on August 5, 1920, the son of the late Roy C. and Berniece (McFeters) Bauer in Hicksville, Ohio. He was a 1939 graduate of Hicksville High School. Ardon was a World War II veteran of the United States Army 95th Infantry Division. He was awarded two Bronze Stars. In November of 1945, Ardon was united in marriage to Mildred Putzkilo. She preceded him in death on November 24, 2008. Ardon was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Hicksville. He was a janitor at the Hicksville High School for 22 years and also a plasterer.

He is survived by a daughter, Tracy (Michael) Ondrejko; a daughter-in-law, Faye Bauer; five grandchildren, Brian Hattersley of Georgetown, Texas, Matthew and Lexi Wachtman, Aleksander and Alena Ondrejko, all of Defiance; a great-granddaughter, Brianna Hattersley; a sister, Veda (Norm) Terrell; a brother, Glen (Mary) Bauer; and a sister-in-law, Joann Bauer, all of Hicksville.

He was preceded in death by a son, Greg; a sister, Katherine Eadie; and two brothers, Robert and Claron.

Visitation for Ardon will be today from 4-8 p.m. at Smith & Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Hicksville. Burial will be at Six Corners Cemetery.

Online condolences may be shared at www.smithbrownfuneralhome.com.

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