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Helen Theresa Baer

November 3, 1934 April 22, 2017
Helen Theresa Baer
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Obituary for Helen Theresa Baer
East Peoria- Helen Theresa Baer, 82, of East Peoria, passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at home surrounded by her family.

She was born November 3, 1934 in Springfield, IL to Robert and Helen Cobb Houlahan. She married Michael E. Baer on May 14, 1966 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Peoria.

He survives along with two children, Stephen (Lynn) Baer of Centennial, CO. and Nicole Baer of East Peoria, IL; her three beautiful granddaughters, Andrea, Kelsey and Joey; one brother, retired Col. Robert (Peggy) Houlahan of San Antonio, TX; brother in law Gene Foster of Washington; sister in laws Sister Cecile Baer OSB of Rock Island, Il and Gloria Christian of Peoria. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Rosemary Weaver and Lori Foster.

She was a 1952 graduate of The Academy of Our Lady in Peoria.

She worked in the accounting department at CAT for 13 years.

A Memorial Mass will be on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Resurrection Mausoleum Chapel, with Msgr. Gerald Ward officiating.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Wright & Salmon Mortuary, and one half hour prior to the mass on Wednesday.

Burial of cremains will be at a later date in Resurrection Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Dr. John Shallat, Dr. James Knost, Dr. Michael Veeder and OSF Hospice and all of their staffs for the loving care they provided Helen.

Memorials may be made to Foundation Enfant Jesus (Haiti), or St. Jude Midwest Affiliate in Helen’s name.

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4:00 PM 4/25/2017 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 4/25/2017 7:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N. North Street
Peoria, IL 61604

half hour prior to mass at mausoleum

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N. North Street Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Memorial Mass




10:30 AM 4/26/2017 10:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 4/26/2017 11:30:00 AM
Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum
7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Foundation Enfant Jesus (Haiti)

St. Jude Midwest Affiliate


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