Gary L. Baier, 69, Tomahawk, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, in Eau Claire.
Gary was born Aug. 25, 1944, in Oshkosh, the son of Dorothy Baier.
Gary served in the U.S. Army from 1962-64. He married Carol Duellman Feb. 27, 1965, in Oshkosh.
Gary formerly sold chainsaws for 18 years, first for Stihl, and then for Jonsered. Gary was an advocate of people’s rights. He served on the Oneida County Board of Supervisors since 1999, representing District 20, which includes the Town of Little Rice, and wards 1 & 2 in the Town of Nokomis.
He also formerly served on the Tomahawk School Board, and served on the Nokomis Town Board for 16 years, 14 of which he served as chairman.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being a grandpa. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Tomahawk.
Gary is survived by his wife, Carol Baier, Tomahawk; three children, Kevin (Teresa) Baier of Hudson, Kelly (Jeff) Carter of Hastings, Minn., and Keary (John) Bugher of Eau Claire; two sisters, Shirley (Harry) Kluge of Oshkosh and Bunnie (Jerry) Lenz of Oshkosh, one brother, Mike (Debbie) Sitter of Wisconsin Rapids.
Gary is further survived by six grandchildren, Katelyn, Shannon, Emma, Amelia, Olivia, and Blake.
A memorial service with Military Honors will be held Saturday, Dec. 21, at 1 p.m., at the Krueger Family Funeral Home in Tomahawk.
Father John Anderson will officiate.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday, 11 a.m. until the hour of services at 1 p.m.
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