Obit: Baehr, Earl Fred (1924 - 2013)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Baehr, Pargee, Vetterkind, Nevala, Grajkowski, Lord, Devereaux, Yurkovich, Knoppel, Rademacher, Myhre
----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co, WI) 9/11/2013
Baehr, Fred Baehr (18 December 1924 - 30 August 2013)
An amazing man from a humble lifestyle! No one worked harder than Grandpa. He planted it, grew it, harvested it, and stored it. Bred, fed & raised it - some butchered and eaten, many cared for and loved for years. Faithfully greased, repaired and maintained hose cherished machines for a generation. He valued the worth of our machines AND animals as fiend, food, game, sport and paycheck. He lived on the same acreage his entire life.
Constant sportsman, always hunting or fishing! I remember his regret for that little deer in the field unknowingly hit by the hay mower. His soft side again revealed.
Love to laugh and enjoyed the company of family and hunting buddies - often the same guys. Lifelong friends, amazing! A man who could bat a hook in his sleep!
As trusty and reliable as his overalls with watch and pliers stowed in appropriate pocket.
Thank you for teaching us to work hard and to enjoy the simple things. Thank you for endless patience. I will always cherish you. Miss you Grandpa.
Preceded in death by his parents: George and Alma (Pargee) Baehr; his first wife, Lorraine (Vetterkind) Baehr; siblings: Anita Nevala, Carl Baehr, Helen Baehr, Vernon Baehr, Elmer Baehr and Gilbert Baehr.
Survived by Maryann (Grajkowski) Baehr; sons: Fred (Cindy) Baehr, Walter (Judy Lord) Baehr and Daniel Baehr all of Withee. Grandchildren: Scott Baehr and his sons, BoJaymes and Brett of Lublin; Dean (Lara) and their children, Lexi and Luke of Spencer; Wendy (Jody) Devereaux and their daughters, Taylor and Shea of Casa Grande, AZ; Karen Baehr (Phil Yurkovich) of Marshfield; and Michael (Camille) Baehr and their children Neela and Bron of Greenwood. Also surviving are his sisters: Lorraine (Paul) Knoppel and Gertrude Rademacher of Illinois.
Memorial Services to be held for Earl on Saturday September 21, 2013 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Withee with Pastor Tom Myhre officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to the time of service at 11:00 a.m.
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