Memorial service for First Sergeant Paul Baier, 79, will be 2 p.m., Saturday, October 22, 2016, at Chapel Hill Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. First Sgt. Baier passed away Tuesday evening at his residence, surrounded by his family, as was his wish. Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 55 years, Irmtraud Baier; sons, Robert (Kathy) Baier and Greg (Stacy Carlson) Baier; grandchildren, Rhiannon (Matt) Langham and Ian Baier; sister, Lotte Pulvermacher; brothers, Ernst (Inge) Baier, Hugo Baier and Siegfried (Gabby) Baier; brother-in-law Erwin Fandrich. Seeking opportunity and adventure, Paul immigrated to the United States from Dorum, Germany in the 1956, and was drafted into the US Army on April 7, 1959. He made the military his career, retiring from the Military Police Corps after 30 years, making many good and lifelong friends along the way. Duty assignments included tours throughout the United States, Germany, and Korea. Despite the demands of being a professional soldier, he always made loving and providing for his wife and family his first priority. He continued to do so throughout retirement, protracted illness and until his dying breath. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
). Online condolences may be made at www.chapelhillfh.com
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Published in The Anniston Star on Oct. 21, 2016