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Obituary: Stephen B. Baer, Bloomington

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Stephen B. Baer, 87, of Bloomington, Indiana, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013.

Born October 7, 1925, in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of Sigmond and Virginia (Wersel) Baer.

Steve was a graduate of Withrow High School in Cincinnati, Class of 1943, and served in an Army field hospital in China during World War II. He drove into China on the Burma Road and flew out "over the hump," the Himalayas.

After the war, he graduated from the University of Cincinnati and Washington University (St. Louis) School of Dentistry. Steve had a dental practice in Hyde Park, Cincinnati, for 25 years, and volunteered as a dentist at the Cincinnati Children’s Home.

In 1975, Steve moved to Nashville, Indiana, and opened Green Gables gift shop. After 12 years, he retired to Bloomington, Indiana, where he volunteered with the Bloomington Historical Society. His interests in retirement were his extensive flower gardens and genealogical research.

Steve is survived by sons, Matthew Baer (Jan) of Morgantown IN, and Andrew Baer (Gail) of Middlebury, IN, and a grandson, Drew Baer (Holly) of Nashville, IN.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a twin sister, Nancy Strubbe of Cincinnati.

At Steve's request, there will be no memorial service. Memorial contributions can be made to a charitable organization of donor's choice.


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