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Services for Douglas Bahr, 68, of Groton will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 9th at the United Methodist Church, Groton. Pastor Brandon Dunham will officiate. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, Groton under the direction of Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel, Groton.
Visitation will be held Sunday at the chapel from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.
Doug passed away July 5, 2018 at Avera St. Lukes Hospital, Aberdeen.
Douglas Barry Bahr was born in Aberdeen on August 14, 1949 to Orville and Donna (Craig) Bahr. He attended school in Groton, graduating in 1967. On June 14, 1969 he was united in marriage to Pamela Kay Rix and together they were blessed with four boys. Doug farmed for several years and was then employed at McGannon Plumbing and Heating. He later worked for the Groton Area School for eleven years before his retirement.
Doug was a member of the United Methodist Church, Groton. He enjoyed hunting, trapping, fishing and gardening. Each year he raised a large garden of pumpkins and tomatoes. He was an avid Minnesota Twins and Vikings fan and also enjoyed attending local basketball games. Doug loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Celebrating his life are his children, Troy (Jennifer) Bahr of Parker, Colorado, Brian Bahr and fiancé Elizabeth Dinger of Groton, Damian (Erin) Bahr of Groton, Dion (Samantha) Bahr of Groton, 14 grandchildren: Hunter, Ashtyn, Jackson, Alexandra “Lexi”, Madilyn “Madi”, London, Nolan, Jase, Beau, Roman, Raven, Jackson, Gretchen and Ari and his siblings, Jim (Linda) Bahr, Bonnie (Alan) Nierman, Patty (Wayne) Hein, Loren Bahr, Tammy (Vern) Heilman, Lonny (Brenda) Bahr.
Preceding him in death were his parents, his brother, Larry and the love of his life, Pam.
Honorary Casketbearers will be his grandchildren.
Casketbearers will be Troy Bahr, Brian Bahr, Damian Bahr, Dion Bahr, Dwight Strom and Chad Nierman.