Andrew Anthony “Andy” Baier, 75, of 2226 South St., died after a battle with heart and Huntington’s disease.
Andrew Anthony “Andy” Baier, 75, of 2226 South St., died after a battle with heart and Huntington’s disease. He passed peacefully at his home Friday, March 29, 2013 surrounded by his family. He was born October 4, 1937 in Garden City, Kan. to Philip and Mary (Burgardt) Baier. He was raised on a farm near Holcomb, Kan. and graduated from Holcomb High School in 1955. Andy served in the National Guard and Army Reserves. On May 21, 1957 he married Janet Kay Barber in Garden City, Kan. In 1957 he began a floor covering business, Andy’s Floor Service in Dodge City; retiring from the business after 48 years. He took pride in all he did and worked vary hard. After retirement, Andy and Janet moved to Colorado. Andy was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus, and assisted with the Boy Scouts of America. He enjoyed playing softball, hunting, and bowling. He also enjoyed playing the trumpet, piano, and playing in German Polka Bands. Andy was a loving, husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He supported his family in every goal they pursued. Mr. Baier is survived by his wife, Janet of Canon City; children, Annette Tolliver of Dodge City, Michael (Nancy) Baier of Florence, Colo., Barbara Konrade (Robert Esfeld) of Great Bend, and Phillip Baier (Debbie Saul) of Denver; eight grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers, Johnny (Pat) Baier of Holcomb, and Jim (Linda) Baier of Garden City; and sisters, Helen Smith, Mary Jane Baier, and Virginia (Dennis) Green all of Garden City. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Eddie and David; and sister, Kathy Baier. Recitation of the Rosary was prayed at 7 p.m., Monday, April 1, 2013 at St. Michael Catholic Church. Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m., April 2, 2013 also at St. Michael Catholic Church in Canon City. Memorial donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice at 601 Greenwood Ave., Canon City, CO 81212. Arrangements handled through Funeral & Cremation Care of Colorado.