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Eunice M. Baer

February 8, 2019

UTICA — Eunice M. Baer, 83, of Utica passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at Winona Health.

She was born Oct. 19, 1935, to Ludwig and Martha (Neumann) Peterson. On Sept. 6, 1954, she married Irvin Baer Jr. Eunice and Jr. farmed alongside of one another and raised four children. Prior to that she worked at Red Owl Stores and the Minnesota State Employment Service. Eunice was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church her entire life, the Fremont Sunshine Club, Old Settlers and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed camping with dear friends, going to casinos, playing cards, bingo and gardening. Most of all she loved cooking Sunday dinners for her family and taking family vacations together.

Eunice is survived by her children, Wayne (Sue) Baer, Curt (Karla) Baer, Denise (Bud) Brinkman and Gary (Dana) Baer; grandchildren, Justin (Kristin) Baer, Joe (Marilize) Baer, Allison (Shawn) Reps, Dylan Baer, Jake Baer, Amanda (Hunter) Jasmer, Mika Baer, Kyle (Katie) Brinkman, C.J. (wife, Carmen and daughter, Scarlett), Alexis and Lilli Reps; great-grandchildren, Carter Brinkman and Willa Reps; and many dear friends and neighbors at Sugar Loaf Assisted Living.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Jr.; grandchildren, baby Baer and Janel Baer; her parents; 12 siblings; and special friend, Ken Evans.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lewiston, with the Rev. Michael Lindemann and the Rev. Paul Kuckhahn officiating. Visitation will be 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10 and one hour prior to the service, both at the church. Eunice will be laid to rest in St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery.

Please leave a memory of Eunice and view her video tribute when it becomes available. Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service, Lewiston, is assisting the family.