Paul Albert Baer |

Paul Albert Baer

Paul A. Baer

Paul Albert Baer, 80, passed away peacefully at his home in Placerville, Calif., from cancer on Aug. 2, 2005, surrounded by his family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and caring friend to many.

Paul was born Feb. 5, 1925, in Omaha, Neb., to Harvey and Felicia Baer. He grew up in Spalding, Neb., and attended the Spalding Academy. He came to California at the age of 17. Paul enlisted in the Navy and served his country proudly aboard the USS YMS 85 (Minesweeper) in the Asia Pacific Theater during World War II.

After the war Paul began his career with heavy equipment and road construction. He was employed as El Dorado County Superintendent of Roads and resided at South Lake Tahoe from 1971 to 1979, when he retired and moved back to Placerville. He was a member of the Operating Engineers Local 3 for more than 50 years, American Legion Post 119 for 59 years, the Naval Minesweeper Association, and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church for more than 60 years.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Elizabeth “Betty” of Placerville; sons, Paul James “Jim” of Placerville, Douglas of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Ronald of Morrison, Colo.; daughters, Jeanne De Lallo of Gardnerville, Nev., Paula “Casey” Norberg of Hickory N.C., Yvonne “Bonnie” Roesener of Lincoln, Calif., Colleen “Cokie” Baer of Gardnerville and Mary Elizabeth Baer of South Lake Tahoe; brother, Richard; sister, Felicia Moseley; 28 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Donald; brothers, Robert and Leo; and sisters, Eileen, Tudy Steele and Margie Evers.

Rosary will be recited and Mass will be celebrated starting at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 9 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 3109 Sacramento Street, Placerville.

In lieu of flowers donations in Paul’s memory may be made to St. Patrick’s Cemetery Fund or a favorite charity.

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