|Birth: ||Jan. 29, 1946|
|Death: ||Dec. 16, 2008|
ETERSBURG - Richard "Dick" J. Baur, 62, died on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, at his home in rural Petersburg, having lost his battle with brain cancer.
He was born Jan. 29, 1946, in Chicago, the son of the late James and Anna Havlatko Baur. On July 15, 1989, Dick married Sharon Baucom.
Dick was the beloved husband of Sharon, loving father of Christopher (Cara) and Molly Gregory Baur; dear grandfather of Ruth Baur and Nicholas Gregory; fond brother of Marion Kovac (Len) of Sheboygan, Wis., Arlene Rategan (Joe) of Orland Park, Judith Fierst (Ted) of Lake City, Minn.; also dear stepfather of Douglas Baucom of Dallas; Bradley Baucom of Seattle, Wash., and Julie Hoffmann of Dallas. Dick also has three stepgrandsons; two stepgranddaughters; and 16 nieces and nephews, all surviving.
Dick received his B.A. degree in biology in 1967 from St. Mary's College in Winona, Minn., and M.S. degree in fisheries biology in 1969 from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. He conducted fisheries research for the Illinois Natural History Survey at the Sam A. Parr Fisheries Research Center in Marion County, Illinois, and was the statewide fisheries resource analyst/planner for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources in Springfield. His love of nature continued after retirement, spending many hours outdoors, creating art with natural materials and wood carving.
Dick was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. He was an Eagle Scout and earned the highest Catholic scouting award, the Ad Altare Dei.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, at Hurley Funeral Home in Petersburg. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 22, 2008, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Petersburg. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Peter Catholic Church.
Published in The State Journal-Register on 12/19/2008
Created by: Lillie Riney
Record added: Dec 19, 2008
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