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Baer, John Joseph Jay 32, of Swansea, Illinois, born November 19, 1977 in St. Louis, MO, died on Saturday, August 28, 2010 at Missouri Baptist Hospital, St. Louis, MO. Jay fought a 4 1/2 year battle with cancer. He was a great lover of music and traveling. He traveled through Mexico, Ireland, England and Florida. He especially loved Disney World. Jay is survived by his wife Jill (nee Hettenhausen) Baer; parents, John and Deborah (nee Felkel) Baer; brothers, Michael Baer and Lucas Baer; grandmother, Jacqueline Felkel; father and mother-in-law, Bill and Maureen Hettenhausen; sisters-in-law, Kris DeBourge, Maura (Kirk) Brueggeman and Lauren Hettenhausen; nieces and nephews, Alyssa And Alex DeBourge, Max, Kira and Reese Brueggeman; also, survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, countless friends and supporters. Memorials in Jay's honor may be made to the Colon Cancer Alliance, 1200 G. Street, NW., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005. Online condolences may be made to the family at www. Valhallagardensandfuneralhome. com Services: Visitation: Family and Friends may call upon the family from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at VALHALLA GAERDNER HOLTEN Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, September 2, 2010 from St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, Illinois at 10:00 a.m. with MSGR. Bill McGhee officiating. Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Aug. 31, 2010
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