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Marilyn M Baier

Marilyn M Baier

Marilyn M. Baier, age 81 of Elmwood, died October 28, 2022 at the Homeplace in Dorchester, WI.

Marilyn was born on April 16, 1941 in Pontiac MI, she was the daughter of Vernie (Hofmeister) and Ernie Gauvin. Marilyn’s family moved to Wisconsin when she was five years old. As a child, Marilyn enjoyed playing with her sisters, roller skating and going to soda fountains. At ten years old, Marilyn began working as a waitress, prep cook and housekeeper in her parent's nightclub, Club 72 in Elmwood.

In High School, Marilyn was honored to be elected the Homecoming Queen. After graduating from high school, Marilyn married the love of her life, Richard “Dick” Baier on January 16, 1960. They had three daughters and one son together. While raising her children, Marilyn worked odd jobs until her and Dick leased the Farmer’s Bar in Elmwood. They changed the name to the Longbranch bar. After leaving the Longbranch, Marilyn earned an Associate Degree in Nursing. Marilyn enjoyed raising her children and working as a nurse until her retirement.

In her free time, Marilyn enjoyed interior design, writing poetry, trying new recipes, gambling but most of all spending time with her family and friends.

Marilyn is survived by her son, Richard “Ric” (Felicia Otto) of Menomonie, her daughter, Mary Jo (Thomas) Bloczynski of Marshfield, Joseph and Asher Baier and Thomas Bloczynski III, two great grandchildren, Richard IV and Hazen Baier, one sister, Leah Burkle of Menomonie, one brother-in-law, Hank Baier of Menomonie, two sisters-in-law, Mary Baier of Menomonie and Marlene Baier of Bremerton, WA as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Dick, her two daughters, Laura Lee and Tina, two grandsons, Dustin and Richard Baier III and two sisters, Alice Arneson and Shirley Gauvin.

A Celebration of Life will be held 12:00PM Noon-3:00PM Thursday, November 3, 2022 at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery-Boot Hill in Elmwood at a later date.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Menomonie, is serving the family.


  1. Lisa Princko

    What great memories growing up with her. Always a kind person, very sorry to hear about her passing.

  2. marge binkowski

    Mary and Ric; So sorry to hear about her death. May she rest in peace. Always enjoy our working years together in Elmwood.

  3. Rick Stohr

    Mary Jo and Rick, your Mom was a wonderful woman. So sorry for your loss.

  4. Shelly Hendrickson

    Mary Jo and Ric,
    my sincere condolences to you and your family. your mom was a beautiful woman with a kind heart. May your memories give you peace within.

  5. Kathleen McCardle

    You have my sympathy. Marilyn was a nice lady and I always enjoyed visiting with her.

  6. Marie Shafer

    Ric and family so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers ????

  7. Clark and Susan Collett

    Sorry for your loss of Marilyn. May the good memories help overcome the pain and bring you a smile.

  8. Anne Schleusner

    I was so saddened to hear of Marilyn’s passing. She was so much fun to work with during our years at DCHCC. Good nurse and wonderful friend. My deepest sympathy to her family.

  9. Jaclynn Taylor

    So sorry for your loss, I had worked along side Marilyn at the Heritage of Elmwood back in the day. She had such a wonderful sense of humor.

  10. Larry Linda Marko

    Ric so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. God bless you sand your family. I always had a good time working with your mom, at the healthcare center. God bless

  11. Pamela Fuhrman

    Dear Ric and Family, I was saddened to hear of the loss of your Mom! Prayers for comfort and peace in your time of grief!

  12. Suzi Crownhart

    My sympathy to Marilyn’s family. She was a kind and pleasant lady. RIP

  13. Sheli Jo Metzger

    I am so sorry to hear this. I have so many fond memories of Marilyn and I am grateful for all of the time I spent with her and your family. I will always have 'Mom' in my heart. Love you all forever.

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