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Services March 3 for Vera Jeannene Baur

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Vera Jeannene Baur was born on May 16, 1932, in Alton, IL, to Angelica and Erwin Westerhold.

She was raised in St. Louis, MO. Upon graduating from Valparaiso University in 1954, she married a fellow classmate, Walter Baur, and moved to Washington, DC.

In 1956 they moved to St. Louis where son Ken was born. Three more children followed; Amy in 1959, Jill in 1962, and Constance in 1963. There was another move in 1960 to Chesterton to become proprietors of the Ben Franklin Store, where Jeannene managed the clothing dept. She retired from retail in 1987, and became the bookkeeper for the Chamber of Commerce. Jeannene was involved in numerous clubs and committees, among them the Beautification Committee, Kappa Kappa Kappa Chapter, Women’s Missionary League, Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Meals on Wheels, and the Westchester Food Pantry. In 1989 she was awarded the Athena Award from the Chamber. She enjoyed quilting, writing, walking in the Dunes and traveling with her husband.

She is survived by her husband, Walter, and three children; Ken (Pat) Baur, Amy (Brian) Boldon and Constance (Alan) Bulley; grandchildren, Bill (Tracie) Hugunin and Kris Hugunin, Sam Boldon, Alex, Oliver (Chelsea), Theodore, Johanna, Jill and Grace Bulley as well as three great-grandchildren.

There will be a memorial service held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1237 East Coolspring Avenue, Michigan City, IN, 46360, on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 12:00 p.m., with a memorial visitation from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Arrangements were handled by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN. 46304.

Online condolences to the family may be made at



Posted 2/22/2018




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