Sunday, 23 June 2024

Mark Baue

Mark Baue. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Mark “Markus” Greer Baue of Hidden Valley Lake, California, formerly of St. Charles, Missouri, died in April of 2024 at the age of 65.

Beloved son of the late David C. Baue and Jill Greer Baue. Dear brother of Lisa A. Baue (Monte Crabbs) and D. Paul Baue. Dearest uncle to John Devaney (Emily), Erin Devaney (Omari Bannister), Shyla Baue, Savannah Baue (Billy Hollinger) and Mason Baue. Great uncle of six; dearest cousin, nephew and friend to many.

Mark was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dr. Mark and Iris Greer, and Arthur C. and Viola Baue.

Mark, a beloved former son of St. Charles, Missouri, is leaving behind a legacy of creativity and independence. Born and raised in St. Charles, he was a cherished member of a family deeply rooted in the community, where he was involved for a time in his family’s funeral business.

Mark’s adventurous spirit led him to California, where he pursued his dream of becoming an actor. Never losing sight of his love for St. Charles, he remained connected with his dedication to co-managing the Facebook page “I grew up in St. Charles and I remember…Past and Present” which has over 13,700 members. As his career in acting was winding down, he additionally found happiness in exploring the scenic beauty of his new home state.

Mark’s artistic journey led him to wedding photography where he captured the joyful moments of countless couples. His passions in life include yoga, cycling on the many trails and mountains in California and surrounding states, riding his motorcycle on long trips and adventures both in the US and Germany, and photographing the stunning landscapes of California along with the many places he traveled to both nationally and internationally.

Living a life of freedom and independence was important to Mark who embraced each day with enthusiasm and a zest for new experiences. His work not only reflected his love for the world around him but also his desire to live on his own terms. Mark’s vibrant spirit and artistic gifts will be remembered by all who knew him. We will miss his unique perspective and joyful presence. We hope you will join us in remembering and celebrating the life of a man who saw the world through a lens of beauty and wonder.

Mark’s memorial life celebration will be on Saturday, June 29, at 3 p.m. at Baue Funeral Home, Cave Springs, 3950 West Clay, St. Charles, MO 63301. Family and Friends visiting time will begin on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Central Standard Time. Interment will be private.

The event will be live streamed for those who are unable to attend in person and a recording will be placed on this obituary for future viewing.

If you wish to remember him in a special way, we ask that memorials be given to The St. Charles Historical Society or the Harbin Hot Springs Retreat Center at www.Harbin.org.

Mark’s passing leaves a void in the hearts of all who knew him. His warm smile and unwavering passion for life will be dearly missed.

The sharing of your memories and thoughts will be helpful in completing his life’s story.

Thank you for your support and love,

The Baue Family

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