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Vernon G. Baehr

Vernon G. Baehr

January 5, 2012

Vernon G. Baehr, 94, of Thorp died on Jan. 5, 2012 at Our Lady of Victory Hospital in Stanley, WI. 

Vernon was born on Sept. 22, 1917, to George and Alma Baehr.  He married Anita Petrulis on Aug. 24, 1949.  They had six children.  He farmed most of his life until he retired in 1983.  He then continued to help his son David on the farm driving tractors until 2007 when his health started to decline at the age of 90.

Vernon was an active member of the St. Bernard-St.Hedwig parish.  He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, playing cards, taking drives through the Perkinstown area and visiting with his family and friends. 

Vernon is survived by his loving wife, Anita of Thorp; five children: Linda of Antioch CA, Peter of Fond du Lac, Audrey (Chuck Froelich) of Watertown, David (Gayle) of Withee and Evie (Eric Pongratz) of Sun Prairie; nine grandchildren: Kevin, Diane, Keith, Ann, Whitney, Weston and Aselyn Baehr, Joey and Scott Pongratz along with three great grandchildren: Madison and Perry Baehr and Hans Wendt.  Vernon was recently preceded in death by his son Calvin (Cheryl) Baehr.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Bernard Church in Thorp on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 10:30 a.m., with visitation from 9:00 am until the time of the service.

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services is serving the family.                                                     


Visitation will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. at the church


Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 14, 2012, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Thorp.

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