LIMA — Elroy James Baier, age 90, died on Friday, April 06, 2018 at 1:05 AM at Springview Manor, Lima.

He was born on December 13, 1927, the son of Edward and Florence (Hiller) Baier who preceded him in death. On June 6, 1954, he married Ruthella (Romick) Baier who preceded him in death on September 21, 2016.

Elroy is survived by his two daughters: Janet Baier of Lima and Joyce (Richard) Diller of Elida; two grandsons: Gregory (Taylor) Diller of Ada and David Diller of Elida; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers: Walter and Paul, and one sister Dorothy Simon.

Baier was a 1947 graduate of Dunkirk High School. He is a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean War. He was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dola, until moving to Lima where he became a member of New Creation Lutheran Church.

He worked as a welder at BLH and Clark Equipment and retired in 1991 from General Dynamics. He was a long-time EMS Technician for the Ada-Liberty Ambulance Squad, where he served the Ada Community for 14 years before retiring in 2002.

Elroy was an avid gardener. He enjoyed watching sports and was a fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes, Cincinnati Reds and Bengals.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada with Pastor Tom Gossell officiating. Burial followed at the Dunkirk Cemetery, Dunkirk.

The family received friends at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 9, 2018 and one hour prior to the start of the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ada-Liberty Ambulance Squad.

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Arrangements are by Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada