Gloria Ann Baehre
05/17/1938 - 11/07/2020
Obituaries For Gloria Ann Baehre
Gloria Ann Baehre, age 82, of Sparta, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Vista Springs Northview. She was born in Massena, New York on May 17, 1938 to Floyd and Marion (Quenelle) Payment. Gloria attended both Syracuse University and Western Michigan University, and taught music to music teachers attending WMU as well as private piano lessons to many young people. She was an accomplished pianist and organist.
She married Walter Baehre on July 26, 1975. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Walter; sister, Barbara Corcoran; sister-in-law, Arlene (Richard) Peters; brothers-in- law, Henry (Lorraine) Baehre and Gordon Baehre. She is survived by her step-children, Darrell and Janet Baehre, Theodore and Kathy Baehre, Jill Warner; grandchildren, Angela and Todd VerDuin, Melissa Stachowiak, Heather Baehre, R. J. and Kristen VanderZouwen, Samanatha and Dan Olson; 8 great grandchildren; brother-in-law, John Corcoran; sister-in-law, Marilyn Baehre, niece, Denise Fuller and her daughter, Shannon Fuller; niece, Kathleen Corcoran; nephews, Michael Corcoran and Mark Corcoran; Baehre family nieces and nephews; many friends around the country; and special friends and caregivers for the past three years, Ron and Cindy Heinbeck and Arn and Marj Timmerman. Graveside services will be held on Friday, November 13, 11:00 A.M. at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, 1351 Harding St., Conklin, with Rev. Tim Tuthill officiating. (Social distancing will be followed.) A Celebration of Life will be held on May 17th of 2021, if possible.
Thanks to the staff at Vista Springs Northview for the care Gloria has received over the past three years. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to First United Methodist Church, 227 Fulton Street. N.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503 or St. Labre Indian School in Ashland, MT 59004, or https://give.stlabre.org/page/4354/donate/1.
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