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Obituary for Gladys Leona Baer

Gladys L. Baer, age 100, passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Friendship Manor in Shakopee, Minnesota.
Gladys Leona Uttenhove was born on the family farm in Mina, South Dakota on September 19, 1917, the 4th of 5 children, to Charles and Theresa (Schubert) Uttenhove. She married Peter L. Baer on December 17, 1941 in Bennetsville, North Carolina.
After Peter’s Army discharge, Peter and Gladys settled in Ipswich, South Dakota where they raised their two sons: Gerald and Albert. Following retirement, they moved to Aberdeen, South Dakota in 1970, and to Shakopee, Minnesota in 1974. Gladys had a love for gardening, crocheting, sewing and bingo.
Gladys was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Peter; infant son, Donald; son, Gerald; daughter-in-law, Sharon; grandson, Michael, and siblings. She is survived by son, Al (Georgia); grandchildren: Jeff, Mickale (Doug) Thoene, Brandon (Erin), Trent, Roger (Pam), Richard (Kristi), Ronald (Carol), Mark (Michelle), 15 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren.
The family would like to thank Friendship Manor for the love and care shown to Gladys in the five years that she was a resident.

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
McNearney - Schmidt Funeral and Cremation

1220 3rd Avenue East
Shakopee, MN 55379





1:00 PM
McNearney - Schmidt Funeral and Cremation

1220 3rd Avenue East
Shakopee, MN 55379

Presiding is Reverend Erik Lundgren. Interment will be Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 1:00 PM, at Holy Cross Cemetery in Ipswich, South Dakota.

Cemetery Details


Holy Cross Cemetery - Ipswich, SD

SD Highway 45 South
Ipswich, South Dakota 57451


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