Jack E. Baer, 89,
of Chesterton, formerly of Royal Center, passed away peacefully on Monday,
April 8, 2019, at the Rittenhouse Senior Living of Valparaiso.
Born on March 21,
1930, in Logansport, he was the son of the late Floyd and Lila (Ward) Baer.
Jack was a 1948
Logansport High School graduate. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the
Korean War where he was Honorably Discharged in 1952 as a Staff Sergeant.
On May 30, 1953 he
married Loa L. Fry in Royal Center.
Jack was a trainman
for the Pennsylvania Railroad for over 40 years retiring in 1992. He was a
former Deacon and Elder of the Baptist Christian Church in Royal Center.
Jack was a past president and coach of the Royal Center Baseball League and
he helped start the Royal Center Little League program. Jack enjoyed
baseball, fishing, traveling and spending time with family and friends. Jack
was a phenomenal family man. He was a loving husband of 65 years. He was
devoted to his children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He always made
you smile with his quick wit and funny jokes. He will be remembered for
being hard-working, generous, and an unwavering Cubs fan.
his wife, Loa L. Baer of Valparaiso, son, Bradley Allen Baer (Carol) of
Branson, Missouri, daughter, Bobbi Sue Hall (Christopher) of Chesterton,
daughter in law, Kimberly Baer of Chesterton, grandchildren, Jessica Baer
(Jacob Nelson) of Evansville, and Andrew Hall (Katie Pawlicki) of
Chesterton, step daughter, Lisa Stroud (Ken Whitford) of Branson, Missouri,
and great grandson, Zachary Conlon of Evansville.
He was also
preceded in death by son, Dirk E. Baer, and three sisters and two brothers.
Services will be at
10:30 a.m., Friday, April 12, 2019, at Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home &
Crematory in Royal Center with Pastor Greg Arthur officiating.
Visitation will be
from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, April 11, 2019, at the funeral home.
Military Rites will be performed at the Royal Center Cemetery.
contributions may be made to the Baptist Christian Church and/or the Boys
and Girls Club of Chesterton, 521 W. 1100 N., Chesterton, Indiana 46304.
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