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Algonquin Historic
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Daily Courier-News
Friday, February 12, 1965


Fred C. Bau
Algonquin

Fred C. Bau, 67, of 25 Jayne St., Algonquin, died unexpectedly early today in Memorial Hospital for McHenry County, Woodstock.

Funeral services will be Monday beginning with a private service at the Wit, Ross, Allanson chapel in Algonquin at 1:30.

From the chapel the body will be taken to St. John’s Lutheran Church for services. Burial will be in Woodstock Memorial Park.

Friends may call at the chapel after 7 p.m. Saturday.

A memorial has been established for the Leukemia Research Foundation and St. John’s building fund.

In police work for 38 years, he retired as police chief last April. He was a former sheriff of McHenry County.

Until 1927 he was a clerk at the American Iron and machine Co. (Now McGraw Edison Co.) when he was appointed police chief. In 1944 he was appointed chief deputy with the sheriff’s department and in 1946 was elected sheriff of McHenry County for four years. In 1952 he was reappointed police chief.

He also had a guard at Harnisschfeger Corp. in Crystal Lake.

He is survived by his widow, Sabina Kublank Bau, who he married in Algonquin in 1920; a daughter , Mrs. Warren (Marion) Berg; two grandchildren; a brother, Alden of Dundee and two sisters Mrs. William (Alta) Koempfer of Dundee and Mrs. William (Mabel) Jurs of Crystal Lake.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Arnold and Edward, and a grandson, Randy.

Mr. Bau was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church was on the board of trustees for many years and a member of the Men’s Club.

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