Roger Baier, 79, Austin

Published 9:53 am Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Roger F. Baier, 79, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at Comforcare Good Samaritan Society in Austin surrounded by his loving family.

Roger was born on July 2, 1933, in Austin to Gust and Olga (Price) Baier. He graduated from Austin High School in 1952 and married Mary Jane Kolb on June 27, 1953. To this union five children were born and raised.

Roger Baier

Over the years Roger worked various jobs in construction and held different positions in the buildings and grounds department of Austin Public Schools. He taught carpentry at Austin Technical College and later became facilities manager at the college until his retirement in 1993. For 18 years after his retirement he enjoyed working for Medgaarden’s Southwest Sales driving cars and running errands. His hobbies included camping, traveling, dining out, having garage sales and spending time with family.

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Roger is survived by four daughters, Judy (Wayne) Enright, Mary Jo (Craig) Jones, Karen Baier, Linda Baier, and one son Chris (Kim) Baier, all of Austin. He was also blessed with six grandchildren, Chad (Jasmine) Enright, Michael Jones, Anna Enright, Lynae (Sam) Bednar, Nicholas Baier, and Kellie Baier. Other survivors include three great-grandchildren, Keegan Enright, Addyson Bednar, and Red Enright; special friend Evelyn Svensen; brother Robert Baier; brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mary Jane, and two sisters, Helen and Avis.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Augustine Catholic Church with the Rev. Jim Steffes officiating. There will be a 6:45 p.m. wake service today at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. and also one hour before the service at the church on Thursday.

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