Kristene "Kristy" Baier, 68, of rural Harvey, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at her home after a short battle with cancer.
Kristene was born March 31, 1944, in Harvey, to Leonard and Martha (Buchwitz) Knutson. She attended country school in Crystal Lake Township and one year of high school in Harvey. Kristy married Lloyd Baier on April 11, 1967, in Fessenden. She was a bartender and cook at various businesses in Harvey for 36 years and a member of the Hillside Homemakers Club for 25 years. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, four-wheeling, helping with the cattle and reading.
Kristy leaves behind: her husband, Lloyd, of Harvey; daughter, Dee Dee (Monte) Knudtson, of Harvey; stepson, Brian Baier, of Harvey; stepdaughter, Cindy (Bob) Martin, of Martin; granddaughter, Bridget Knudtson, of Fargo; stepgranddaughter, Misty (Chad) Wrightson, of Fort Pierre, S.D.; stepgrandson, Dustin Sherlock, of Jamestown; stepgreat-grandchildren, Caden and Conner Sherlock, of Jamestown; sisters, Rosene (Bill) Faul, of Hurdsfield, Linda Schwarz, of Jamestown; brother, Gerald (Twila) Knutson, of Filer, Idaho; sisters-in-law, Alice Faul, of Harvey, and Carol (Mike) Salerno, of Peoria, Ariz.; along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Kristy was preceded in death by: her father, Leonard; mother, Martha; brothers, Leroy, Elroy, Jim; brother-in-law, Michael Schwarz; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Floyd and Karen Baier.
Funeral services will be Saturday, May 5, at 2:30 p.m., at Faith Lutheran Church, which meets at the Seventh-day Adventist Church of Harvey.
Burial will be in the Country Mennonite Brethren Cemetery, rural Harvey.
Visitation will be Friday, from 2 to 7 p.m., at Hertz Funeral Home of Harvey.
At Kristy's request, memorials are preferred to the Harvey Public Library or the charity of the donor's choice in lieu of flowers.