Eunice M. Baer, 83, of Utica, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Winona Health. She was born on Oct. 19, 1935 to Ludwig and Martha (Neumann) Peterson. On September 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 Auxillary. 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, February 11, 2019 at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lewiston with Rev. Michael Lindemann and Rev. Paul Kuckhahn officiating. Visitation will be 2-5 p.m., Sunday, February 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.
"Dear Curt, Karla, Amanda and Mika...
My sympathy to all of you. I always looked forward to cleaning for and visiting with Eunice when I worked at Sugarloaf Senior Living. We shared many laughs.
I was able to chat with her just before Christmas when my girls were there caroling. Eunice was so happy and full of smiles that evening.
May your memories of her and with her help you in this difficult time. "
"Neil & I are so very sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace.
Neil & Vickie Bain"
"Our deepest sympathy to the family of Eunice. Eunice & I were friends & classmates ta good old LHS. We had fun going to school, especially 7th-8th & 9th grades, with slumber parties, dances, & listening & dancing to Eunice's piano playing during noon hours. It was so good to see her at our 65th Class Reunion, at Cliff's. another classmate. "
"So sorry for your loss. Thought and prayers are with you at this time. Played lots of cards with your mom