Lake County News, California – Mark Baue

Mark Baue. Photo courtesy.

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

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

Mark was predeceased by his grandparents, Dr. Mark and Iris Greer, as well as Arthur C. and Viola Baue.

A beloved alumnus of St. Charles, Missouri, Mark leaves behind a legacy of creativity and independence. Born and raised in St. Charles, he was a valued member of a family with deep roots in the community, where he spent time in his family's funeral business.

Mark's adventurous spirit took him to California where he pursued his dream of becoming an actor. He never lost sight of his love for St. Charles and remained committed to co-managing the Facebook page “I grew up in St. Charles and remember…past and present” which has over 13,700 members. As his acting career came to an end, he found additional joy in exploring the scenic beauty of his new home state.

Mark's artistic path led him to wedding photography, where he captured the happy moments of countless couples. His passions in life include yoga, cycling the many trails and mountains in California and surrounding states, long trips and adventures on motorcycles in the US and Germany, and photographing the stunning landscapes of California and the many places he has traveled to both domestically and abroad.

A life of freedom and independence was important to Mark, who embraced each day with enthusiasm and a desire for new experiences. His work reflected not only his love for the world around him, but also his desire to live on his own terms. Mark's vibrant spirit and artistic gift 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 viewed the world through a lens of beauty and wonder.

Mark's memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 29th at 3 p.m. at Baue Funeral Home, Cave Springs, 3950 West Clay, St. Charles, MO 63301. Visitation for family and friends will begin Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Central Standard Time. Burial will be private.

For those unable to attend in person, the event will be live streamed and a recording will be attached to this obituary for later viewing.

If you would like to remember him in a special way, please consider memorial donations to the St. Charles Historical Society or the Harbin Hot Springs Retreat Center at

Mark's death leaves a void in the hearts of all who knew him. His warm smile and unwavering joy for life will be greatly missed.

Sharing your memories and thoughts will help complete his life story.

Thank you for your support and love,

The Baue family