James F. Baer

James F. Baer age 78 of Collinsville, IL, born July 6, 1935 in St. Louis, MO, passed away at 8:51pm on Friday January 17, 2014 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

James was retired after 25 years of service with the Ford Motor Company.  He was a marine veteran and a member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Collinsville. He was a fourth degree and past grand knight for the Knights of Columbus #1712 in Collinsville.  He enjoyed working the Knights of Columbus fish fry's, volunteering with Meals on Wheels and Faith in Action, bowling and especially golf.

He was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Mary nee Novak Baer King, two brothers Raymond and Earl, and two sisters Dorothy and Rose.

He is survived by his wife Laura nee Sammon Baer of Collinsville, whom he married July 30, 1994, numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 3pm to 8pm on Tuesday January 21, 2014 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home 2800 North Center Maryville with a prayer service at 3pm.  Visitation will also be from 9:30am to 10:30am on Wednesday January 22, 2014 at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church 207 Vandalia Collinsville. 

Funeral mass will be at 10:30 Wednesday at church with Father John Beveridge celebrant.

Memorials may be made to Collinsville Faith in Action or St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

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