Lawrence W. Baier

Lawrence W. Baier of West Bend, formerly of the town of Addison, entered into eternal peace on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006 at Samaritan Healthcare Center at the age of 82. 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 Wiemeyer); one son, Leroy; two brothers, Paul and Francis; and one sister, Theresa.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, Oct. 6, 2006 at 10 a.m. at St. Matthias Catholic Church, 6288 Nabob Rd., Nabob, with Father Richard J. Stoffel officiating. Visitation with family and friends will be Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006 at St. Matthias Catholic Church from 6-8 p.m., with a continued visitation on Friday, Oct. 6, 2006 at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass.

Interment will follow the Mass at Washington County Memorial Park on Friday. The family has requested that memorials are offered to Samaritan Healthcare Center, in lieu of flowers, in honor of "Larry."

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

Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family.