August Francis Baer, born April 22, 1918, in St. Louis, Mo., to August L. and Margaret Shultz Baer, died Sunday, May 13, 2007 at his residence, Catherine Place, Daphne.

He was a longtime resident of Mobile, where he retired in 1974 as a supervisory structural engineer and chief of hydraulic structures section in the Mobile District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Ruth Baer and Rose Baer of St. Louis.

Survivors include his loving wife of 65 years, Juliet Charlotte DeBisschop Baer; four children, Charles A. Baer of Daphne, Margaret Ann “Peggy” (Carvel E.) Deese of Daphne, Gregory R (Annette Turpin) Baer of Marietta, Ga., and Roger D. (Michelle Calametti) Baer of Mobile; 12 grandchildren, Deborah (Roy) Westbrook, Juliet (Jeffery) Faulkner; Dr. Daniel (Jessica) Deese, Carolyn (Charles Boring) Baer, Michael Baer, Kevin Baer, Aime’e Baer, Deanna (Troy) Markris, Michele (Drew) Stroecker, Kathleen (David) Ross, Lori Baer and Shelley Baer; 13 great-grandchildren, one step great-grandchild, and two sisters, Grace (LeRoy) Steiner of St. Louis, and Dorothea Tyler of New York.

Visitation will be held beginning at 9 a.m., followed by a memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19 at Christ the King Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Belfores Catholic Cemetery near Daphne.

Instead of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Mercy Medical, 101 Villa Drive, Daphne, AL 36526.

Arrangements are by Hughes Cremation & Funeral Services, Daphne.