Charles F. Baer

Charles F. Baer, age 86 of Marine, IL, died Thursday, February 11, 2016, at Faith Care Center in Highland, IL.

He was born on Friday, March 29, 1929, in Trenton, IL, the son of August A. and Anna M. (nee Strubhart) Baer.

On Tuesday, March 26, 1968, he married Florence I. Baer, nee Keller who survives.

He was a member of Carpenters Local; Woodmen of the World. He was a former member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Highland, IL.

Charles was born in Trenton, at age 13 he moved to Highland. He help with the family farm north of Highland and had numerous jobs. He worked at Highland Supply, Drda Electric, and Emerson Electric. In the early 60’s, he started working as a carpenter. He worked as a carpenter until he retired at age 62. He did home repairs in his retirement. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, working in his yard. He was a “private, quiet man”.

Survivors include:
Wife – Florence I. Baer, nee Keller, Marine, IL
Daughter – Patricia A. (Steven) May, Saint Jacob, IL
Son – Glenn C. (Martha) Baer, Creve Coeur, MO
Son – James G. (Linda L.) Baer, Highland, IL
Daughter – Victoria M. Eagen, Forest Lake, MN
Daughter – Geralyn M. (Scott) Kaufman, Highland, IL
Daughter – Jo Ann M. (Jeff) Sherman, Mt. Pleasant, WI
Daughter – Diane L. (Michael) Dauk, Vadnais Heights, MN
Son – William H. (Marla) Baer, Highland, IL
Step Daughter – Janet L. (Significant Other – Dennis) Huene, Edwardsville, IL
Grandchildren – Numerous
Great Grandchildren – Numerous
Great Great Great Grandchildren – Several
Brother – Elmer Baer, Edwardsville, IL
Sister – Bertha Lindley, Granite City, IL

He was preceded in death by:
Father – August A. Baer (Died 9/25/1967)
Mother – Anna M. Baer nee Strubhart (Died 9/7/1979)
Step Daughter – Florence J. King
Grandchild – Michelle Lynn Busch (Died 8/17/1972)
Grandchild – Todd J. Baer (Died 7/31/2004)
Great Great Grandchild – Caide Alan Brown (Died 3/18/2015)
Brother – Herbert Baer (Died 4/22/1991)
Brother – Joseph Baer (Died 5/4/1987)
Brother – Alphonse Baer (8/1/1981)
Brother – Aloys Baer (7/9/1993)
Sister – Irene Hoffman (1/10/2003)
Sister – Amelia Langel (9/19/1999)
Sister – Dorothy Smith
Sister – Gertrude Lampe
First Wife – Louise B. Baer nee Schoemaker (marriage ended in divorce) (Died 11/2005)

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Sunday, February 14, 2016, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL and from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Monday, February 15, 2016, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Monday, February 15, 2016, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL., with Rev. Philip H. Kershner, Pastor, pastor, Marine, IL officiating.

Interment will be at Highland City Cemetery in Highland, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois; United Church of Christ of Marine.

Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home
1501 Ninth at Lemon Street
Highland, IL 62249
618-654-2133

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