Jared Scott Baer

May 15, 1990 ‒ November 05, 2010

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Jared Scott Baer, age 20, of Mount Gilead, died unexpectedly on Friday, November 5, 2010, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident after his girlfriend reacted quickly to a wreck less driver who was left of the center line.

On May 15, 1990, Jared was born in Marion, Ohio, the son of William “Dan” and Sheryl (Brady) Baer. He was raised in Mount Gilead, and graduated from Mount Gilead High School in the Class of 2008.

Shortly after graduating, Jared enlisted in the U. S. Army, and after several months of tests and waiting he was disappointed to learn he was unable to serve due to a heart murmur.

The most favorite day of every year for Jared was opening day of duck season, “the kid wouldn’t sleep” he would be so excited. He was an avid hunter, who took every opportunity he could to hunt no matter the season.

Inheriting a love for fishing from his “fishing buddy,” his Grandpa Brady, Jared always looked forward to casting a line. They often enjoyed going to Candlewood Lake to fish.

Very adventuresome, Jared would try nearly any outdoor activity “with anyone he could con into going with him,” such as the special kayaking trip he took with his cousin, Jesse.

For the last few years, Jared had worked in construction. He was a life member of the AmVets Post 87 of Mount Gilead, and was formerly “a cub scout for umpteen years.”

For nearly the past year, Jared has enjoyed the companionship of his girlfriend, Leah Knutsen of Marion, and her son, Keaton, whom he was buddies with.

Jared was becoming a caring and outgoing young man, whom his family was very proud of.

He will be dearly missed by his parents: Dan and Sherry Baer of Mount Gilead; his sister, Amy Baer; maternal grandparents: Carl and Shirley Brady of Mount Gilead; paternal grandfather, Arnold Baer of Mount Gilead; paternal grandmother, Barbara Shaw of Walnut Creek; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.

The Baer family will greet friends from 4 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead. Services honoring his life will be held there on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m., with his uncle, Pastor Rob Ratcliff officiating. Burial will follow in Bryn Zion Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ducks Unlimited, and they may be sent to the funeral home.

For those wishing to express their condolences to Jared’s family, you may do so online by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.