Obit: Baehr, Allen L. (1943 – 2020)
Surnames: Baehr, Haier, Gilman, Lynn, Molitor, Schaefer, Foley, Gipp, Treige, Leonhard
Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, WI) 30 Dec 2020
Baehr, Allen L. (11 MAY 1943 – 26 DEC 2020)
Allen L. Baehr, 77, Sun Prairie, formerly of Unity and Owen, died on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, at the UW Hospital in Madison due to complications from bacterial pneumonia. A visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 1, at the Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home, 302 Columbus St., Sun Prairie, with a prayer service at 5 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 2, with visitation at noon, at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church in Sun Prairie. Father Donn Haier will preside. Burial will follow at the Sun Prairie Memory Garden Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held following the burial at the Big Blue Pulling Shop, Sun Prairie.
Allen was born on May 11, 1943, in Abbotsford, the son of Herbert and Virginia (nee Gilman) Baehr. He graduated from Abbotsford High School and was united in marriage to Shirley Geiger on Sept. 5, 1964, in Colby. Allen and Shirley raised six daughters and one son. They owned and operated a large dairy farm — “Big Blue Acres” — in Unity for 31 years before purchasing a smaller farm in Owen. After retiring from farming, Allen was a real estate appraiser, licensed general contractor and landlord. He enjoyed tractor-pulling for 56 years across the United States with a variety of tractors, most notably, Big Blue. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, family and friends.
Allen is survived by his wife of 56 years, Shirley Baehr of Sun Prairie; two brothers: Roger and Donald Baehr; one sister, Bonnie (Baehr) Lynn; five children: Annette (Jeff) Molitor of Dorchester, Trish (Patrick) Schaefer of Sun Prairie, Sue (Mike) Foley of Marshfield, Jennifer (Corey) Gipp of Hatley, and David (Rachel) Baehr of Sun Prairie; one son-in-law, William Leonhard; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jim; two daughters, Bec (Baehr) Treige, and Laura (Baehr) Leonhard; and a grandson, Ryan Molitor.
Condolences may be shared at email@example.com or the following address: Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home, www.newcomerfh.com Sun Prairie, WI 608-837-5400.
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