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Michael E. Baer

December 10, 1934 July 1, 2017
Michael E. Baer
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Obituary for Michael E. Baer

Peoria- Michael E. Baer, 82, of East Peoria passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home.

He was born December 10, 1934, in Peoria, IL to Cecil and Florence (Roach) Baer. He married Helen T. Houlahan on May 14, 1966, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Peoria.

He is survived by his two children, Stephen (Lynn) Baer of Centennial, CO, and Nicole Baer of East Peoria, IL; his three beautiful granddaughters, Andrea, Kelsey and Joey: two sisters, Sister Cecile Baer OSB of Rock Island, and Gloria Christian of Peoria. Two brothers-in-law, retired Col. Robert (Peggy) Houlahan of San Antonio, TX and Gene Foster of Washington, IL. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Helen, one brother, Edward Baer, and one sister, Marianne O’Donnell.

Michael was a 1952 Spalding Institute graduate in Peoria. He worked for Edward J. Smith Printers for 46 years until they closed their doors and Feldman Printing for 14 months. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Spalding Assembly 0206 Fourth Degree.

The family would like to thank Dr. John Shallat and his staff, and the staff of OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home for the loving care they provided Michael.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 5, 2017 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. A Funeral Service will be held 10:30 AM, Thursday, July 6, 2017 at the Resurrection Mausoleum Chapel, with a half hour prior visitation also at the Chapel. Msgr. Gerald Ward will officiate. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home or the Blessed Sacrament New Facilities Fund in Michael’s name.

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

5

Jul

4:00 PM 7/5/2017 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7/5/2017 7:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N North St
Peoria, IL 61604

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

Visitation

Thursday

6

Jul

10:00 AM 7/6/2017 10:00:00 AM - 10:30 AM 7/6/2017 10:30:00 AM
Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

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

Funeral Service

Thursday

6

Jul

10:30 AM 7/6/2017 10:30:00 AM
Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

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

Cemetery Details

Location

Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum Final Resting Place

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Blessed Sacrament New Facilities

419 NE MADISON AVENUE
Peoria, IL 61603

OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home

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