James Baer
1952 - 2013
BORN
1952
DIED
2013
FUNERAL HOME
Valley Funeral Home - Appleton
2211 N. Richmond St.
Appleton, WI
Baer, James T.

James T. Baer, 60 of Appleton died Friday September 13, 2013. He was born in Allentown PA, on September 30, 1952, son of Elmer Baer and Jean Wilkinson (nee Peters). James married Jan Lucht (nee Gehrke) on June 5, 2009.

James worked as a Clinical Therapist for 11 years, he loved his job. He enjoyed reading, working on his ancestry, and watching sports. James was an avid Packer fan. He liked hiking at High Cliff State Park. His greatest love and enjoyment came from spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

James is survived by his loving wife, Jan; his children, Jamie (Chris) Hess, Appleton, and Adam Baer, Appleton; three step-children, Courtney (Brent) Erickson, Appleton, Ashley (Matt) Timm, Seymour, and Dan Christensen (Amy Prahl), Appleton; five grandchildren, Anna Hess, Christian Hess, Aavery Erickson-Frye, Camden Erickson, and Kyla Erickson; his parents, father, Elmer Baer, PA, and mother, Jean Wilkinson, PA; former spouse and mother of his children, Patricia Baer, Appleton; three sisters, Diane (Rusty) Frantz, PA, Amy (Jesse) Ziegler, PA, and Danette (Kevin) Roberts, PA; one brother, Tom (Chris) Baer, GA; and his dog, Flex. He was preceded in death by his step-father, William Wilkinson; and step-mother, Carol Baer.

Memorial service will be 6:00 PM on Wednesday September 18, 2013 at VALLEY FUNERAL HOME. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday beginning at 3:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.





Published by Appleton Post-Crescent on Sep. 15, 2013.
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Aunt Jan and family of all types, I'm so sorry for your loss! May your tears lessen throughout the months ahead. May they be soothing. And may you laugh again, sooner than you think you can. :)
Stacci Barganz
September 27, 2013
I am deeply saddened by the loss of one of the best therapists I have ever had. I learned so much from Jim. So much more than ever got to thank him for. He was such a gentle kind spirited man. He often talked about his love for his bride Jan, and how much he loved her, take joy in knowing he loved you so much.
Kathy Hagen
September 26, 2013
I had the honor of working with Jim during his involvement with the Board of Directors of NAMI Fox Valley. I appreciated his dedication to the organization and his kind manner. I am so sorry for your loss.
Karen Aspenson
September 18, 2013
Jan - Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. One of our greatest joys was meeting Jim and being there to share in your marriage ceremony. We love you!
Barb & Robin Gregg
September 18, 2013
Diane and Amy,

I am so deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your beloved brother, Jim. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are also wishing you peace and comfort at this most difficult time. And Diane - I was blown away to see the striking resemblance between you and Jim. WOW!
Hugs and love to you both!
Kathi Mello
September 17, 2013
Jan, we are so sorry for your loss. Jim did such a wonderful job officiating our wedding two years ago.
Tim and Kelly Miller
September 17, 2013
Dear Jan, So sorry to hear of your loss. May God keep you in His care. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Anita
Anita Harder
September 17, 2013
Tom,

I'm very sorry for your loss. My family and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Todd Jones
September 17, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bo and Marc Huguet
September 17, 2013
I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved husband. I wish strength and love to you and your family during this difficult time.
Sandi Stokes
September 16, 2013
Jan,

I am sad beyond words. Please know my deepest thoughts are with you and your families. Sending love, always.
Dale Beard
September 16, 2013
Jan,
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Amy Bendixen
September 16, 2013
Jan, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. My heart is aching for the pain you must be experiencing. You and Jim will be together once again in heaven. With our deepest sympathies.
Janet and Janet Fischer
September 16, 2013
Jan,

Our sympathy goes out to you. Please let use know if there is anything we can do at all. Call anytime. I will remember that Jim always had a smile on his face. The boys wanted to express how they loved to play games with him and be around him. He will be missed.

The Becks
Robert Beck
September 16, 2013
I am completely shocked! I'm at a loss of words. My sympathies to his family..
Nicole Valencic
September 16, 2013
Adam and Jamie my deepest sympathy for your loss you both are in my thoughts and know I am there
sabrina
September 16, 2013
Jan, We are so saddened to hear about the loss of your husband. As days turn into weeks and weeks into months, we pray you find comfort in the memories and laughter that you both have shared together. May the knowledge of Gods promise bring you some peace.
Mike and Linda Brennenstuhl
September 16, 2013
Jan,
I"m so sorry to hear about Jim, a wonderful guy greatly missed, but not forgotten. Keep all those wonderful memories close to your heart. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if you need anything, anytime.
Laura Anderson
September 16, 2013
Jan,
Please accept my heartfelt sympathies. Words can't express how sorry I am for your loss. Jim was a great man who will be missed dearly by all of us. My family will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Jim Zuleger
September 16, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss, Jan. My thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time. xxoo
Dana V
September 16, 2013
We are so sorry to hear. Please take care and call me if you need anything.
Kathy Schmoldt
September 16, 2013
Jan, Court, Ash & family I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers I with all of you.
Sara Bergsbaken
September 16, 2013
Jan, I am so sorry for your loss,
when you lose someone you love,
you gain an angel you know. My heart goes out to you during this difficult time, Dawn
Dawn Macias
September 16, 2013
So sorry for your loss Jan
Joann & Aunt Ola
September 15, 2013
It was hard enough only seeing you once a year, but now not going to see you at all is going to be even harder. You were a huge part of my life and meant more to me than words could say. You were more than just an uncle, you were a great friend. I love you Uncle Jim.
Paul Frantz
September 15, 2013
I am very saddened by Jim's passing and will miss seeing his happy face everyday. My heartfelt condolences go out to your family.
Mary Aplin
September 15, 2013
Jan, our dear sweet Jan... I wish we were closer and we could visit. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sheila Cooper
September 15, 2013
Dear Jan and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Please let us know if we can help in any way.
Dawn Timm
September 15, 2013
I cherish the lunch that you, James, Michael & I shared together that day. I truly wish the four of us had had many shared days together. Sending healing energy your way, Jan.
Judiana Stines
September 15, 2013
Jan, I didn't know. I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart is breaking for you. I know Jim was the blessing you received in your life after so much healing and creating your new life. I send you all my love and depth of gratitude that you had Jim in your life. I just wish he could have been on earth with you longer. He is with the angels now, looking down on you and still taking care of you. Blessing and peace be with you.
Hilary Johannsen
September 15, 2013
Jan. Deep condolences and prayers from our family to you and all of Jim's and your extended family and friends. May your memories carry you through your days of grieving
Naomi and Terry Dvorachek
September 15, 2013
Blessings and love for your family! Jim will be missed by all.
Ross Jensen
September 15, 2013
Jan -
What a shock for me to read of Jim's passing. My sympathy goes out to you and his family. I know this will hit you hard and you may have many painful hours and days ahead. Just remember to take it "one day at a time".
Thinking of you - Sally
Sally Baumann
September 15, 2013
Extremely sorry for your loss Jan! My deepest sympathy's for you and your family. Dave Coffin
September 15, 2013
Jan and all the family, may the Lord comfort you all in this loss of a loved man, my thoughts and prayers are with you...
Michael Clark
September 15, 2013
Jan and Family So sorry My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Diane Knops
September 15, 2013
MY MOST SINCERE CONDOLENCES JAN AND TO ALL OF YOU WHO FEEL THIS LOSS I TRULY HOPE AND BELIELVE YOU WILL FIND COMFORT IN OF THIS
MARK ZELLMER
September 15, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss, Jan. Sending you strength and courage.
Susan
September 15, 2013
Im so sorry Jan, Love and light to you and the rest of the family.
Angie Greene
September 15, 2013
Jan, I am so sorry for your loss. There just aren't words enough to ease your pain, only time will heal. Know you are in many thoughts and prayers. Our sympathies to your whole family.
Julie Anderson
September 15, 2013
Heart felt thoughts are with you Jan. We are so sorry to hear.
Rainie
September 15, 2013
devoted to aiding others, Jim, will remain in memory as a sweet, caring and creative soul. now a treasure. our prayers extend to the family
Steve Edwards
September 14, 2013
Thinking of Jim's family as they endure the greatest of heartaches. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Ben and Sandy Holmes
September 14, 2013
Jan,
You have been on my mind ever since we spoke on the phone earlier today. Dennis and I want to again express our heartfelt condolences to you and to the rest of Jim's family.
Dennis and Connie List
September 14, 2013
Heartfelt thoughts and prayers for my dear friend Jan and all of Jim's family at this difficult time. May you find peace and strength through those that love you. xoxo
Jill Culp
September 14, 2013
For Jan xo
Valerie M
September 14, 2013
So sorry for this incredible loss. Jim was a very kind and gentle soul. My heart is with your family.
Valerie M
September 14, 2013
Jimmie not a day will go by that you won't be missed. You were an inspiration to me, you always knew how to stay positive about everything in life. I will dearly miss all of our ice cream outings, cook outs and doggie play dates. I wish I ever had the chance to tell you what you meant to me. You were always there to help Dan and I whatever it may have been.
We will do our best to take care of your beautiful bride and your playful pup. May you be at peace.
All of my love forever -Amy
Amy Prahl
September 14, 2013
Thinking of you, my sweet friend, Jan. my heart breaks for your loss, and for Jim and his whole family. XO
Sandie Gallagher
September 14, 2013
Peace be with you, Jan, and all the family as you go through this very difficult time. Love to you.
Marion Phalan
September 14, 2013
Jimmie not a day will pass that we won't miss you. You were such an inspiration to me to always stay positive no matter what threw my way. I will miss dearly all of our ice cream runs, cook outs and dog play dates. You were and always will be so loved by this family and I will forever cherish our memories. We will take care of your beautiful wife and Flex forever.
All my love forever,
Amy
Amy Prahl
September 14, 2013
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