John Joseph Baer "Jay", 32, of Swansea, Illinois, born November 19, 1977 in St. Louis, MO., died on Saturday, August 28, 2010 at Missouri Baptist Hospital, St. Louis, MO.
Jay fought a 4 ½ year battle with cancer. He was a great lover of music and traveling, he traveled through Mexico, Ireland, England and Florida, He especially loved Disney World. Jay is survived by his wife Jill ,nee Hettenhausen Baer, Parents, John and Deborah, nee Felkel Baer, Brothers, Michael Baer and Lucas Bear, Grand Mother, Jacqueline Felkel, Father and Mother in Law Bill and Maureen Hettenhausen, Sisters in Law Kris DeBourge, Maura (Kirk) Brueggeman and Lauren Hettenhausen, Nieces and Nephews, Alyssa and Alex DeBourge, Max, Kira and Reese Brueggeman, also, survived by numerous , aunts, uncles, cousins countless friends and supporters. Memorials in Jay's honor may be made to the Colon Cancer Alliance, 1200 G Street, NW., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005., On line condolence may be made to the family at www.Valhallagardnesandfuneralhome.com . Visitation: Family and Friends may call upon the family from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois., A mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, September 2, 2010 from St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, Illinois at 10:00 AM with MSGR. Bill McGhee officiating. Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home in Charge of arrangements.,