Sheila McCabe Baer
1955 - 2021
Marsh Funeral Home
305 N Cemetery Rd
Gurnee, IL
On Monday, July 19, 2021, Sheila Baer, loving wife and mother, passed away at the age of 66.

Sheila was born in 1955 in New Haven, CT, to Lt. Colonel Arthur and Margaret McCabe. In 1997 she married James Baer. After graduating with her Doctor of Philosophy from Marquette University she devoted herself to supporting our country's Veterans in her practice as a Clinical Psychologist for the Veteran's Administration, and as a much-respected member of the Illinois State Board of Psychology.

Sheila was known for her sense of humor. Those who knew her also know that tradition was everything to Sheila. She loved to read, spent hours designing and caring for her perfect English Cottage Garden, was fiercely proud of her Irish heritage, and invested countless hours researching and recording her family's history. Sheila held a special fondness for all things "Cape Cod", and found great comfort being near the water.

Sheila is survived by her husband Jim, daughter Tracey and son Shane, grandsons Tommy and William, and sister Kathy.

Visitation will be held on Saturday July 31 from 11am to 1pm at Marsh Funeral Home 305 N. Cemetery Rd, Gurnee, IL 60031.

Published by Chicago Tribune on Jul. 22, 2021.
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Sheila was a colleague at Hines VA, but long before that she was a very good friend. She and I met working to help provide Veterans with the best care available, a charge she took very seriously, and a window into what a wonderful human being we have lost. Sheila was a rare person, one who stuck to her guns, and would let you know what she thinks, but never in a mean way. I am very grateful to have known such a wonderful human being, who wanted the best for others and was such a good friend. You are missed Sheila, and will never be forgotten.
Tom Andrusyna
July 31, 2021
I also knew Sheila as a colleague and member of the Illinois State Psychology Licensing and Disciplinary Board. Sheila held enthusiastic and ethical perspective to the issues we addressed. I fondly recall walking to Union Station after meetings, sharing stories of her family. Sheila will be missed by our professional community and all who knew her.
John Murray
July 29, 2021
I feel very fortunate to have known Sheila and to call her a friend. She is greatly missed.
Jason Dowd
July 28, 2021
This world has lost a woman of valor. May her memory be a blessing.
Diana Pure
July 28, 2021
I knew Sheila when she was a doctoral intern, a staff member and colleague and when she was a fellow member of the Illinois State Psychology Licensing and Disciplinary Board. In each of these capacities she consistently demonstrated her high intellect, her outstanding clinical judgment and skills, and her sincere dedication to the tasks she undertook. I will miss her quick wit, her sunny personality and her friendship. My condolences to Sheila´s family and to all who knew her.
Ben Blom
July 28, 2021
Our world is a lesser place with her absence. Sheila was a very special person. My sympathy to all those who knew her.
Mary Guillet
July 23, 2021
My deepest condolences. I was fortunate enough to work with Dr. Baer at Hines VA. She was a pleasure to work with, so kind... and demonstrated such a commitment to our Veterans!
Amanda Urban
July 23, 2021
I worked with Dr. Baer at the Hines VA. I admired her hard work and dedication in such a demanding profession. I was deeply saddened to hear of her passing. My sincere condolences to her loved ones.
Tiffany Bamba
July 22, 2021
Sheila was a colleague at the VA Medical Center North Chicago and I have fond memories of both her and our time together. My condolences go out to her family.
Mark Rosenblum
July 22, 2021
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