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Gladys Baer

September 19, 1917 — November 1, 2017

Gladys L. Baer, age 100, passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Friendship Manor in Shakopee, Minnesota.

A Graveside Service will be held Wednesday, November 8,at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Ipswich starting at 1:00 PM.

Gladys Leona Uttenhove was born on the family farm in Mina, South Dakota on September 19, 1917, the 4th of 5 children, to Charles and Theresa (Schubert) Uttenhove. She married Peter L. Baer on December 17, 1941 in Bennetsville, North Carolina.

After Peter's Army discharge, Peter and Gladys settled in Ipswich, South Dakota where they raised their two sons: Gerald and Albert. Following retirement, they moved to Aberdeen, South Dakota in 1970, and to Shakopee, Minnesota in 1974. Gladys had a love for gardening, crocheting, sewing and bingo.

Gladys was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Peter; infant son, Donald; son, Gerald; daughter-in-law, Sharon; grandson, Michael, and siblings.

She is survived by son, Al (Georgia); grandchildren: Jeff, Mickale (Doug) Thoene, Brandon (Erin), Trent, Roger (Pam), Richard (Kristi), Ronald (Carol), Mark (Michelle), 15 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Friendship Manor for the love and care shown to Gladys in the five years that she was a resident.

South edge of town on SD Highway 45.


Memorial Service

Saturday, November 04, 2017
1:00 PM

McNearney-Schmidt Funeral and Cremation
1220 3rd Ave East
Shakopee, MN 55379

Graveside Service

Wednesday, November 08, 2017
1:00 PM

Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery

Ipswich, South Dakota 57451

South edge of town on SD Highway 45.

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