Harold L. Baer, 74

AUG. 5, 1937-NOV. 10, 2011

November 10, 2011
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Harold L. Baer, 74, of 12275 Market St., North Lima, Ohio, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the love of his life, early Thursday morning, Nov. 10, 2011, following a short battle with cancer.

Mr. Baer was born in Hagerstown, Md., on Aug. 5, 1937, the son of Alvey and Elizabeth (Kuhns) Baer.

Harold moved to the area in 1958. He was a truck driver, and later became a sales manager at Barth Farms in Poland, Ohio, for 28 years. In later years, he was a truck driver for Edgar Miller Co. in Youngstown, Ohio and then for Lemon Tree Flowers in Columbiana, Ohio.

He was a member of the North Lima Mennonite Church, where he was a past Sunday school teacher and superintendent, elder and janitor.

Mr. Baer was preceded in death by his wife, Effie (Ropp), whom he married Jan. 1, 1959.

He is survived by two daughters, Gloria (Ed) Wilson of New Springfield, Ohio; Marlene (Gerald) Witmer of Poolesville, Md.; two sons, Gareth (Karla) Baer of North Lima and Arnold (Dawn) Baer of Poolesville; three sisters, Gladys (Raymond) Shank of Harrisonburg, Va., Marie (Raymond) Davis of Mineral Ridge, Ohio; and Esther (Ernie) Mast of Lancaster, Pa.; one brother, David (Nancy) Baer; nine grandchildren, Bob (Kristy) Wilson, Heather (Nick) Shaulis of New Springfield, Ryan Witmer of Hutchinson, Kan., Austin (Connie) Witmer of Roanoke, Va., Kayla and Leana Witmer of Poolesville, and Lauren, Landon and Logan Baer of North Lima; and five great-grandchildren, Lydia, Robby and Makenna Wilson, and Alaina and Ava Shaulis, all of New Springfield.

Calling hours will be Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, from 4 to 7 p.m. at North Lima Mennonite Church, 90 Mennonite Drive, North Lima, and also one hour prior to the service Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at the church. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at North Lima Mennonite Church, with Pastor Robert D. Wengerd officiating. Burial will be at the North Lima Mennonite Cemetery.

The family suggests that material contributions be made to North Lima Mennonite Church, or to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., North Lima, OH 44512.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home, 11500 Market St., North Lima.

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