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Pamela A Baier

Pamela A Baier

Pamela A. Baier daughter of Robert H. and Virginia M. (Bilsborough) Strand born on June 19, 1948, died Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at her home in Durand with her family by her side.

 After graduating from high School in Arkansaw, where she grew up, Pam then went to beauty school in Eau Claire and worked as beautician in Durand where she became co-owner of the Hair Hut in Durand for many years.

Pam later became a para-professional at the Durand School District where she could work with kids with special needs – her true passion.

She married Michael Baier on August 17, 1974 at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Eau Galle where they lived and raised their family.

In 2018, Pam and Mike moved to the city of Durand where she remained the rest of her life.

Pam enjoyed volunteering and was involved in the community. She served on the board of St. Vincent de Paul, DIG (Durand Improvement Group), Durand-Arkansaw School District and St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Pam and Mike were the Funfest Grand Marshalls in June of 2021.

Pam is survived by her husband of 49 years, Mike, children, Jenni (Kizito) Mor of Prior Lake, MN, Jada (Steve) Ruppelt of Eau Claire and Reid Baier of Durand, five grandchildren, Jordan (fiancé Sydney), Jalyn, Jaxon, Amari and Ayla. Siblings: Vicki Weissinger of Durand, Bob Strand of Rock Falls, Mary (Jim) Ming of Eau Claire, Penny (Larry) Weissinger of Eau Claire and Charlie Strand of Durand. Mother-in-law, Carol Baier of Elmwood, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Virginia Strand, two sisters, Lynnette Strand and Sheila Carlson.

Memorial Mass will be 11:30AM Monday, March 11, 2024 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Durand with Rev. Emannuel Asamoah-Bekoe officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00PM-7:00PM Sunday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.

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


  1. Debbie Baier

    Mike, so sorry to hear about Pam. You must be lost. I remember when you were visiting Jeff B in the hospital how much your eyes lit up when you spoke of your wife. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Tom and Kathy Bowman

    Mike and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss of Pam! You are in our Prayers !

  3. John and Judy Parr

    Sorry for your loss

  4. Dennis Smith

    My condolences to Mike and their family. She was a nice lady and I’m sure will be missed.



  6. Mark Bilsborough, wife Sharon and son Luke

    To Pam’s family, loved ones and friends: Pam and all of the girls made such wonderful memories with us cousins on the Bilsborough side!!! We’ll remember her very fondly, and send love and prayers to all of you during this tremendously deep sorrow.

    With fond memories, cousin Mark Bilsborough, wife Sharon and son Luke ????????????????♥️♥️

  7. Maureen Kent

    So very sorry for your loss, Mike. May Pam rest in peace. I am keeping you and your family in my prayers.

  8. Fr Bosco

    My Dear Pam
    Saint Paul said “ I have finished the race, I have kept the Faith”. (2 Tim4:7). You made this God’s words in your life by sharing your LOVE, FAITH, SMILE, HELPING OTHERS and HAPPINESS. I always admired your encouragement, say NO to anyone, working always for the Tri- Parish, searching always Christ in others. Truly I miss you and your smile Pam. I will offer Mass for you 7 days because according to St. John seven is fullness. Let your Spirit fully Rest in Christ and Mother Mary.
    Mike I am here in India praying for you and your family always.
    Fr . Bosco

  9. Teresa Silberhorn Schultz

    Mike and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Pam was a wonderful person. Always had a big smile. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers ????????

  10. Gary W & Judi A Bauer

    Mike, we are sorry to hear of Pam’s passing. You and your family have our sympathy and keeping you in our prayers. Pam was a very special person RIP

  11. Rosanne & Chuck Reckin

    Our sympathy to all of Pam's family. May memories of happy times together give you peace and comfort.

  12. George P Supri

    Mike, you and your family have my deepest condolences. Prayers and thoughts for you and your families. Blessings

  13. Sheila Drier

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss, I worked with Pam as a Para when she was subbing at the school district

  14. Rosan Prissel

    I am so sorry for your loss. Pam was a great lady. Remembering you all in my prayers

  15. Kay Noll

    So, sorry for your loss. My sympathy.

  16. Larry and Vicki Hagness

    Sympathy and love to Mike and the family. Pam was surrounded with love. May she rest in peace.
    Larry and Vicki

  17. Margie Hartung Stanger

    My deepest sympathy to you, Mike, and to your family. Pam and I were friends in high school and had a lot of fun and crazy times. May wonderful memories and our prayers carry you through this difficult time.

  18. Beth Helmueller Ede

    Our sympathy to your family - Pam was always so kind when I would see her in Eau Galle when I stayed with my Grandparents….Tony & Edith Helmueller. Strength and peace to your family.

  19. Jeff and Betty Lou Imler

    Words can not express how we feel. Ever since she and Mike came to our recitals as Reid as 5 yrs old sang “God to Talks to Little Boy When there’re Fishing “
    God be with you and our sympathies ♥️????

  20. Bob and Mary Zika

    Pam was such a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mike and the Baier Family!

  21. Dennis Sievwright

    To a beautiful woman inside and out heaven will light up upon her arrival with all our love Donna and Dennis sievwright

  22. LuAnn Hayden

    I am so sorry for your loss. Pam was definitely a bright spot when she was at school with the kids. Always willing to come in and help where needed. She will certainly missed. Hugs to her entire family.

    LuAnn and Randy Hayden

  23. Paula Smith

    TO: the family of Pam Baier I am truly sorry for the loss of Pam she was a very nice lady to meet and she always was so bubbly when you talked to her she always was there when people needed her to be there for them i hope you as a family keep her memories alive in your hearts and i will always pray for each of you and i hope you all keep her memories to share with others with my sympathy Paula Smith

  24. Fran Fedie

    So sorry for your loss

  25. Kristine Polzer

    Mike and Baier and Strand families, We were saddened to hear that Pam passed. Prayed that she could beat it. We will miss her beautiful smile and sweet personality.

    Sincerely, Dave and Kris Polzer

  26. Donna Karshbaum

    Pam Was a Beautiful Lady and Person, She Touched so many Lives, God Bless You All ????❤️????

  27. Valerene Cataract

    So very sorry Mike and family for your loss. Pam was such a sweet lady.

  28. Roxanne Featherstone

    Words cannot express what I'm feeling today I was blessed to have seen her last week, she will definitely be missed. So sorry for our loss...giving big hugs and sending prayers for strength during this difficult time!

  29. Judy King

    Hugs and sympathy to the family

  30. Judy King

    Hugs and sympathy to the family

  31. Judy King

    Hugs and sympathy to the family

  32. Judy King

    Hugs and sympathy to the family

  33. Rick and Carol Richardson

    Sympathy to all. Pam was a lovely person. Will keep all in prayer.

  34. Rick and Carol Richardson

    Sympathy to all. Pam was a lovely person. Will keep all in prayer.

  35. Cheryl Luedtke

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Baier family. I worked with Pam at Durand High/ Middle School. Pam loved her work and always had a smile on her face. She made people feel welcome and good about themselves. She put others and their needs ahead of her own. Pam will be deeply missed. God gained a faithful servant!

  36. Jill Greenwood

    I met Pam in her work at Caddie Woodlawn. She was always so compassionate and gracious. A lovely lady.

  37. Pat Petrie / Kurth

    My heartfelt condolences go out to you all! Pam was such a friendly person with a big smile for everyone she met!!My son , Kris, so enjoyed her entire family -especially spending time with Jenny! Hugs to you all!

  38. Kim and Lynette Wagenbach

    May she rest in peace...she fought the good fight with a smile on her face.
    She will be missed. May God give you all comfort at this time of sorrow.

  39. Larry and Carol Prissel

    Our Hearts and Prayers goes out to you Mike and your Family. May God comfort you with love and memories

  40. Rita Gruber

    My heart and prayers and love
    go out to you Mike and family.

  41. Bobbi Sedlmayr

    I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Pam when I worked at Durand School. She was a great caring teacher. Always a smile on her face when she greeted you.
    You have my deepest sympathy
    Bobbi Sedlmayr

  42. Joe and Jan Drier

    Mike and family, Our Deepest Sympathy to you all. Pam was a sweet and kind lady and always would stop and talk when I’d run into her. Thinking of you all during this time!

  43. Lynn and Kelly Coulson

    With deepest sadness we send our heartfelt condolences to the entire Strand and Baier families. Pam was one of the loveliest people we had the pleasure of knowing. I always loved the time I spent as a child on the Strand family farm back in the 70's. Also loved the extended time we had together when the boys Reid and Zach went through school together from kindergarten through high school. Great memories not soon forgotten. Rest in peace Pam.

  44. Linda and Steve Talford

    Deepest sympathy to the Baier family. Pam was a wonderful person.

  45. Pat Cataract

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Pam. We worked together and she was a dear friend. My heart is breaking hearing the news of her passing. Thoughts and prayers to Mike and family. She will dearly be missed. RIP Pam!

  46. Tim and Julie Milliren

    Baier family, you have our sincere sympathy and prayers!

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