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Anita S. Baehr

Anita S. Baehr

July 27, 2012

Anita S. Baehr, 90, of Thorp died on Friday, July 27, 2012 at her home.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Bernard Church in Thorp on Monday, July 30, 2012, at 10 a.m., with visitation from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.   Graveside services will follow the funeral at the Riverside Cemetery in Hixon Township, WI. 

Anita was born on July 25th, 1922 to Anna and Fred Petrulis.   She graduated from Withee High School in 1941.  She married Vernon Baehr on August 24th, 1949.  They had six children.  Anita farmed with her husband, Vernon, for 34 years until they sold their farm to their son David.

In 1983, Anita and Vernon moved to Thorp where she volunteered at the Thorp Senior Center for many years.  She was an active member of the St. Bernard-St. Hedwig parish for most of her life.  Anita enjoyed gardening, playing cards and visiting with family and friends. 

Anita is survived by five of her children:  Linda of Antioch, CA;  Peter of N. Fond du Lac;  Audrey (Chuck Froehlich) of Watertown, David (Gayle) of Withee and Evie (Eric Pongratz) of Sun Prairie;  nine grandchildren:  Kevin, Keith, Ann, Whitney, Weston and Aselyn Baehr, Diane (Baehr) Wendt, Joey and Scott Pongratz along with four great grandchildren:  Madison, Perry and Olivia Baehr and Hans Wendt. 

Anita was recently preceded in death by her husband Vernon and her son Calvin (Cheryl) Baehr.   Her sister Sylvia Swienton and her brother Ferd Petrulis also preceded her in death.

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services is serving the family.

Visitation

One hour prior to Mass at St. Bernard Church in Thorp.

Service

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Bernard Church in Thorp on Monday, July 30, 2012, at 10 a.m.

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