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Bernie Baar

February 24, 1929 December 4, 2020
Bernie Baar
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Obituary for Bernie Baar

BERNIE BAAR, 91, of Fenton, IL, died peacefully at his home on Friday, December 4, 2020 surrounded by his family.

*****UPDATE: The family invites everyone to join them for a celebration of life gathering to remember the good times and share memories of Bernie. Please join them on October 1, 2021 fro 2:00 - 8:00 PM at the Morrison Sportsmen's Club at 8420 Garden Plain Rd., Morrison. Share and remember his life with food and plenty of stories. The family asks that everyone wear a mask when talking with Neva.

A private family graveside service will be held at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison, IL, with Ken Renkes officiating. The Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A memorial to the Morrison Sportsmen’s Club has been established.

Bernie was born February 24, 1929 in Morrison, IL to John and Jennie (Brontsema) Baar. He was educated at Bunker Hill rural school and then Morrison High School. He served in the US Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC from 1952 to 1954 during the Korean War. On June 3, 1948 he married Neva Nelson in Morrison, IL. He farmed his whole life in the “peat bottoms” and raised his family on Baar’s Potato Farm near Fenton, IL. He was a life-long member of Ebenezer Reformed Church and the Morrison Sportsmen’s Club, enjoying trapshooting every Friday night. He also enjoyed coyote and fox hunting in the winter months. Bernie was known for his very firm handshake.

Survivors include his wife, Neva, of 72 years, four daughters, Sue (Doug) Leslie of Clinton, IA; Mary (Kim) Schaefer of Morrison, IL; Beth Anne (Scott Meinsma) Balk of Morrison, IL; Shelley (Phil) Harold of DeKalb, IL, one son: Steve (Gwen) Baar of Morrison, IL; 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren, 2 step great-grandchildren and one sister, Gert (Elmer) Huizenga of Morrison, IL

He was preceded in death by his parents and one infant daughter at birth, Shari Lee

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2:00 PM 10/1/2021 2:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/1/2021 8:00:00 PM
Morrison Sportsmen's Club

8420 Garden Plain Road
Morrison, IL 61270

Morrison Sportsmen's Club
8420 Garden Plain Road Morrison 61270 IL
United States
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