Lawrence W. Baier

Lawrence W. Baier, 82, of West Bend, formerly of the town of Addison, entered into eternal peace on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006 at the Samaritan Health Center.

Lawrence was born on Dec. 24, 1923, the son of John and Louisa Baier, in the town of Addison, where he was also raised.

Lawrence dedicated his work to farming and roofing.

In his free time, he most enjoyed spending time in the outdoors fishing.

He will be missed by his children, Judy Sauer of Hartford, John and Linda Baier of Allenton, Beverly and Michael Digmann of Allenton and Pamela Baier of Oshkosh; his grandchildren, Christine Sauer (fiancˇ Paul Ryan), Cynthia (Skip) Clark, Scott Sauer, Robert (Lynde) Baier, Debra Wagner, Kathy (Jeff) Christ, Timothy (Amy) Baier, Patrick Digmann, Benjamin Digmann, Jeffrey Digmann, Joshua Baier, Jason Baier and Jenilee Gahlman; 13 great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Valeria Baier.

He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, many other special relatives and dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Genevieve M. (nee Wiedmeyer); a son, Leroy; two brothers, Paul and Francis; and one sister, Theresa.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Oct. 6, at 10 a.m. at St. Matthias Catholic Church, 6288 Nabob road, Nabob, with Father Richard J. Stoffel officiating.

Visitation with family and friends will be held on Thursday at the church from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., with a continued visitation on Friday at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass at 10 a.m.

Following the Mass, interment will be in Washington County Memorial Park, West Bend.

The family would like to request that memorials are offered to the Samaritan Health Center, in lieu of flowers, in honor of "Larry."

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family

The family would like to extend a thank you to the special nurses and staff at the Samaritan Health Center from "The Candy Man."