John Edward Baer

1951 - 2019

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John Edward Baer, age 67, of Cardington, OH, passed away peacefully on May 13, 2019. He bravely fought dementia with strength and dignity. Throughout, his faith in God never waivered. He was a soldier in the United States Army and later became a security guard at Davis Besse Nuclear Power Plant, until retirement. He was actively involved in Fort Meigs. His hobbies included photography, poetry, and collecting artifacts. He was skilled in leather craftsmanship and other historical works. John enjoyed being in nature and capturing its beauty. He also looked forward to watching the Ohio State Buckeyes. John was an adoring husband to his wife Diane Foltz Baer of 26 lovely years. He was a loving and proud father to his daughter Nikki Prichard (Andrew) and step son Brian Shind (Joy). He delighted in his grandchildren Grace and Ella Prichard and Sam, Ben, Lilly, and JJ Shind. He was a proud brother to Jim Baer, Bobbi Hill, Sybil Boyd, Fred Baer, Jeff Baer and Dan Baer. He is preceded in death by his father (James Baer), mother (Sib Baer) and brother (Fred Baer). Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019 from noon until 2:00pm at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME in Findlay, where the funeral services will be held at the conclusion of the visitation at 2:00pm. The services will be officiated by Pastor Jimmy Comstock and burial will follow at New Maplewood Cemetery, where full military honors will be preformed by the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad. Online condolences are welcomed at

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Thursday, May 16th 2019 12:00 - 2:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Thursday, May 16th 2019 - 2:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    New Maplewood Cemetery [Map]

    North Baltimore, Ohio

  • Contributions:

  • Instructions:

    Full military rites by the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad.

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To : John Baer's Family
Date :Monday, May 13th 2019
From : Mike and Toni Cooper
Toni and I both worked with John at Besse and thought he was such a nice person. We always thought he was interesting to talk to and extremely friendly. We also looked for him every time we went to any events where he might be doing his reenacting. We are sure he will be missed by many.

To : The Baer Family and Prichard Family
Date :Monday, May 13th 2019
From : Lisa Rogers
The last several months have been a joy getting to know my kind, gentle, witty, FUNNY, encouraging and loving Uncle John. And the fact that I've been blessed to have my beautiful cousin, Nikki, in my life is such an "added bonus!" ❤

My deepest sympathies go out to his family. You are in my prayers. May our compassionate Heavenly Father comfort you and give you peace beyond all understanding.

To : John Baer Family
Date :Monday, May 13th 2019
From : Karen Garza
John was always so nice to everyone. He always listened to people and really cared about others. John will be greatly missed. Rest in peace my friend.

To : John Baer's Family
Date :Monday, May 13th 2019
From : Nora Flood
I also worked with John at Davis-Besse and he was such a joy to be around. Always a smile for everyone. May your memories support you during this difficult time.

To : Nikki and Andrew and girls
Date :Tuesday, May 14th 2019
From : Sandy Dunahue
My prayers and thoughts are with you John was a special guy--Bob really enjoyed talking to him--now they can talk again

To : John Baer's Family
Date :Tuesday, May 14th 2019
From : Terri McDougall
So sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with John at Davis Besse. May all your memories bring you comfort during this time. Prayers for all

To : Diane Baer and family
Date :Tuesday, May 14th 2019
From : Ken and Diana Roof
We are so sorry to hear of John's passing. John left a legacy that none can fill. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

To : John Baer's Family
Date :Tuesday, May 14th 2019
From : Mike Botti
I worked with John at Davis Besse he will be missed he always had a kind word a smile for every one he met we. Would sit and talk about reanacting and went to visit several time at fort meggs prayer go out to the family

To : John Edward Baer
Date :Wednesday, May 15th 2019
From : MB Murfree IV
With our deepest sympathies. Bricke Murfree, Ted Goodman, Lisa Rosado and the staff of Murfree & Goodman, PLLC.