1924 – 2012

Anna (Krompaski) Bauer was born on March 17, 1924 in Legnava, Czechoslovakia and passed away on July 23, 2012 in Red Deer, Alberta at the age of 88 years. Anna was the only child in the family. She worked at many farms in her early years earning $8.00 a month. After living in Dawson Creek, B.C. she came back to Ponoka and worked at the Alberta Hospital as well as helping her parents on the farm. On April 16, 1946 she married Private Peter Bauer after he had been discharged from the Canadian Artillery in WW II. Anna and Peter lived on the farm for a short while before moving to Ponoka. Peter had joined the C.P.R. Anna and Peter raised three children: Helen, Michael and Stephen. Shortly after celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, Peter passed away. Anna remained busy and loved spending time with her family. She never forgot her Lord Jesus from where she drew her strength through many difficult times. In 1994, she moved to Rimoka Lodge. There she kept herself busy doing all kinds of crafts. She earned many awards in the Red Deer and Ponoka Fairs. Anna moved to the Red Deer Hospice on June 4, 2012. She was very much ready to meet her Lord and her family is sure the door was wide open. She will be lovingly remembered by her son Stephen (Jane) Bauer; grandchildren: Richard (Melanie) Bauer and Shena Bauer, Laurie (Chris) Crandlemire, Kevan (Jennifer) Winship, Andrea Bauer and Mark (Jennifer) Bauer; great-grandchildren: Matthew Crandlemire, Kristopher, Peter, Travis, Dylan and Adam Winship, and Alexander Wilson; her daughter-in-law Sylvia Bauer; as well as numerous friends. She was predeceased by her parents Mike and Anna Krompaski, her husband Peter Bauer, her daughter Helen Smith and her son Michael Bauer. A Funeral Service was held on Sunday, July 29, 2012 at 3:00 p.m at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Ponoka. Interment followed in the Forest Home Cemetery. Memorial donations are gratefully accepted to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta. To express condolences to Anna’s family, please visit

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