Rufus F. Baehr Ph.D.

September 19, 1922 - December 4, 2015
DoubleTree Hotel
847-679-7000 |
Saturday 12/12, 1:00 pm

Memorial Service

Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers, memorials please to Mennonite Relief Fund or North Shore University Health System Hospice, 4901 Searle Parkway, Suite 160, P.O. Box 1006, Skokie, IL 60077-8006.

Dr. Rufus Frederick Baehr, passed away on December 4, 2015 at the age of 93, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Devoted husband of 40 years to Elsa Baehr; loving father to children, Sonya Baehr (Thomas W. Jones) and Frederick Baehr from his marriage to Genevieve Baehr; loving step-father to Joanne Telser-Frere (Christian), PegContinue Reading

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Don Wilkinson left a message on May 24, 2021:
Rufus was a wonderful, caring man wh became like my "second father" and helped me to learn to deal with a difficult past and over the years helped me to sort out several severe physical health problems that included chronic unremitting pain & have resulted in over 100+ surgeries, 2 separate cancers and helped me survive it all. Without his help I'm not sure that me nor my family would be surviving today! I carry the lessons that you helped me learn and apply them everyday to my life. Despite all of my issues, I still live a positive life as a result of his mentoring and help. I am eternally grateful to his dedication & professionalism and his humanity. I try to help others with the knowledge that I acquired from him! Rufus's help will live on in the generations that follow myself as they learn how better to cope with what life deals us, individually. I read about Elsa's recent death & found out about Rufus's passing. You will be missed and live on in my heart and soul and in my better behavior towards my children & their grandchildren, etc. Thank you Don
Joy Lunt left a message on December 15, 2015:
Dear Elsa,I am very sorry to hear about Rufus. He was a kind and lovely person. I will always remember the wonderful sight of the two of you dancing at our banquets. Thinking of you at this very difficult time Joy
Cory Hammond left a message on December 12, 2015:
Dear Elsa: I'm so sorry that you folks have had the struggle with Parkinson's. My mother-in-law died with that two years ago. I'm sorry for your loss and want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Cory Hammond left a message on December 12, 2015:
Dear Elsa, I'm so sorry for what you and Rufus have been going through with the Parkinson's. My mother-in-law suffered and died with that. I'm sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kathy Abbott left a message on December 10, 2015:
I am so sad to hear of the passing of Rufus. He was such an interesting and loving man. I will miss seeing his bright eyes and lively spirit. Kathy
Haben Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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