BaerDennisDennis A. Baer, 67, of N Wisconsin Street, Port Washington died at his residence Thursday, October 2, 2014 after a lengthy illness.

He was born August 26, 1947 in Milwaukee to Arnold and Evelyn Goll Baer and grew up on North 29th Street in Milwaukee.  He served as a medic in the US Army during Vietnam.  When he got back started working as a lab technician for the former St. Alphonsus Hospital in Port Washington and moved to Port Washington in 1971.  When St. Alphonsus was closed he transitioned to the new Columbia  St. Mary’s – Ozaukee Campus in Mequon working until his retirement in 2012.

Dennis was a kind and helpful man who was reserved and faithful.  He enjoyed ballroom dancing for it’s socialness and competition.  He danced at the Fred Astaire Studio in Mequon for 10 years.  He and his family were very proud that he was accepted to be an eye tissue donor.

He is survived by his siblings Ron (Janet) Baer of Waukesha, Karen (James) Matulis of Greenfield and Kathy (Richard) Tikkuri of Cudahy.  Further survived nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  He is preceded in death by his sister Janet and her husband Robert Dobbertin.

Pastor Martin Wildauer will officiate funeral services at 7 pm Monday, October 6, 2014 at St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1525 N Grant Street, Port Washington.  Visitation will be from 5 – 7 pm on Monday AT CHURCH.  Interment with Military Honors will be at Pinelawn Memorial Cemetery in Wauwatosa at 10 am on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Memorials to Fisher House Wisconsin (5000 W. National Ave, Milwaukee WI, 53295) are appreciated



  1. Our deepest condolences to the family of Dennis . We loved Dennis as our patient through the years.
    He was always pleasant and a wonderful person. We commend him for his work as medic during the Vietnam War , therefore risked his life for our country . We too are pleased to know that he did Ballroom Dancing and did compete ! Yes he will still be dancing up in heaven where there is eternal bliss .

    Domingo and Evelyn Hong

  2. My condolences to Dennis’s family. I worked for the physician that Dennis went to. He was such a fine man…….very quiet and mild mannered but, oh, so friendly. We knew that he worked in the lab at CSM but I was surprised to hear about his love of dancing. I hope he is finding many fine dancing partners in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with all of his siblings and families.

  3. My deepest sympathy to all the family of Dennis. I am certain that he will be dancing in heaven, along with others at Fred’s Dance Studio up there too. My prayers and thoughts are with all of his family at this time.

    Bob and Nanci Prusinski

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