In Memory

Harry Baer - Class Of 1923

The community was saddened Saturday night when the news of the sudden death of Harry L. Baer, 42, became known. Mr. Baer had been downtown in the afternoon and had visited his physician and then returned to the home of his brother, Raymond, where he was staying. His lifeless body was found shortly after 8 p. m. by Raymond Baer when the latter went into the living room and discovered his brother dead on the studio couch. Long a businessman in Delphi where he owned and operated the Baer Trucking Company, Mr. Baer was a native of the city. He was born here June 1, 1905, the son of John and Lucy (Ruhl) Baer. He attended St. Joseph’s grade school and the Delphi high school and then entered the trucking business with his father. Active in many organizations, he was a member of the Eagles, Elks and Moose Lodges and St. Joseph’s church. Surviving is the widow, Florence Morrison Baer; the brother, Raymond Baer; one niece and one nephew, A brother, Robert Baer, was killed by the Japanese during the recent war. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning from St. Joseph church with burial in the church cemetery Pallbearers were Byram Crosby Judge William B. Smith, Joe Messick Ralph Lowe, Lloyd Burgitt and Jerre Haugh. Patrick Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Delphi Citizen February 5, 1948