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Baer, Marilyn M.

DALTON – Marilyn M. Baer, age 90, passed away on September 17, 2021.

Born on September 25, 1930 in Stanwood, OH to the late Karl E. and Florence (Appleby) Specht, she was a life resident of Dalton.  Marilyn was a cake decorator for 25 years and had worked at Kinney’s Cafeteria as a cook and pastry chef.  A member of Cornerstone Community Church, she was a member of the Massillon Mothers of Twins and was mother of the year for the State of Ohio in 1972.

Preceded in death by her husband, Russell L. Baer Jr.; infant twin sons, Gary and Larry; twin sons, Jerry and Terry; grandson, Samuel Russell Baer; brothers, Warren and Ramon Specht; infant brother, Vernon, she is survived by her son, Danny L. Baer of Massillon; daughters, Bonnie (Donn) Johnson of Massillon, Cherie Baer-Graham of Dalton; six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, other family and friends.

A celebration of Marilyn’s life will be held on October 2, 2021 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Cornerstone Community Church, 18600 David Rd., Dalton, OH, 44618.  A private inurnment will take place at Sixteen Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Community Church. Online obituary and guest registry are available at

(Zak-Thacker & Monbarren, 330-828-2536)

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