Juanita Esther Baetz, 75



Juanita Esther Baetz (née Berger), 75, of Hartford, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Cedar Lake Health and Rehabititation Center in West Bend. She was born March 23, 1937, to Robert and Esther (née Heintz) Berger in Beaver Dam. Juanita was united in marriage to Ralph Baetz on Sept. 1, 1956, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hartford.

She farmed with Ralph for 32 years and drove school bus for 10 years. Juanita was past president of the Herman School PTA.

Juanita is survived by her children, Susan Fierro, Randy, Steve (Kelly), and James (Dawn) Baetz; 10 grandchildren, Ross Hackbarth, Jordan Stephan, Shayla Fierro, Cody Baetz, Sydnie Baetz, Carsen Baetz, Alicia (Dale) Freckman, Cyrena (fiancé Andy) Baetz, Jordyn Baetz, Rylee Baetz; great-grandson, Ayden; brother, James (Judy) Berger; and her sisters-in-law, Lois Mae Berger, Karen (Tom) Oelhafen and Sarah (Robert) Boll. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Juanita is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph, parents, Robert and Esther Berger, brother, Gerald, and her parents-in-law, Merril and Frances Baetz.

Funeral services for Juanita will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 1001 Center St., Hartford, with the Rev. Paul Waldschmidt officiating. Family will greet relatives and friends from 4-8 p.m. Monday, March 25 at the Shimon Funeral Home and from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, March 26 at the church.

Interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hartford.

Memorials to Peace Lutheran Church are appreciated.

The Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be found at www.shimonfuneralhome.com.