Don Baur Death, Obituary – Don Baur has passed away untimely and unexpectedly leaving friends, loved ones, family, and the entire community heartbroken and in grievance, according to a social media sharing. On Sunday, December 11, 2022, Donald Lee Baur, who had lived in Saint Peters, Missouri, for 89 years and passed away at the age of 89, was put to rest. Dearly loved husband of the late Shirley M. Struttman Baur; cherished son of the late Wilbur Baur and Marie Detmer; devoted father of Diane (Don) Taylor, Cindy (Jim Martinez) Baur, Donna (Mark) Avalos, the late Robert Baur, and the late Linda Baur; loving grandfather of Daniel, Kristi, Doug, Mandi, Kara, Mackenzie, and Madison; treasured great-grandfather of Logan, Rylan, Emma, Cayden Don has decided to retire after working for the St. Louis Post Dispatch for 42 years, during which time he held the position of Systems Operation Supervisor.
He discharged his obligations to his country and served honorably in the United States Navy for the duration of the Korean War. He served as the chaplain of the Korean War Veterans Chapter #6 in addition to his duties as secretary of the chapter. Don was a member of the AMVETS Post 106 in St. Peters, the American Legion Post 312 in St. Charles, and the VFW Post 4182 in Hermann, all of which are veteran organizations located in the state of Missouri. Don’s name appears as a Master Mason on the roster of the Overland Occidental Lodge 623. He became a member of the Shriners and rose through the ranks to become the Drum and Bugle Corps’ Director Emeritus ultimately.
In addition to this, he was a member of the ARCA 21 Order of Quetzalcoatl, through which he was elevated to the rank of Padre Emeritus and initiated into the Order of Knights Eagles and Tigers (OKET #20). In recognition of his service, Don was also awarded the DeMolay Legion of Honor. Don was an avid outdoorsman who liked to spend his time at the beach and fishing in his spare time. He played the trumpet and grew tomatoes in his backyard with a great deal of enthusiasm. He was really passionate about music. He devoted his entire life to following his passion in computers and the work that was connected to the disciplines in which he was employed.
Don realized that hosting reunions not just for his family but also for his class from high school brought him a lot of satisfaction. He was a man who was highly organized, clever, precise, and inventive in all that he did. He did all that he did. On top of that, he absolutely cherished his time spent marching with the Moolah Shriners. Because he was much liked and cared for by so many people, Don will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and worked with him.