Rainer H. Baetz

May 7, 1942August 22, 2013

Rainer H. Baetz, age 71, of Hartland, passed away August 22, 2013. Beloved husband of Carol for 31 years. Loving father of Christian Baetz and Melissa ( Jack) Muse. Treasured godfather of Danielle Litwin. Proud grandfather of Katelyn Vantine and Cody Baetz. Proud uncle of Anne Marie (Steve) France. Rainer leaves behind numerous family and friends. Visitation will be held Friday, August 23, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Highland Chapel of the Elton Black and Son Funeral Home, 3295 E. Highland Rd., Highland. Funeral Visitation will be held Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. also at the Funeral Home. Burial at Christian Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society. Share a memory at



  • Visitation Friday, August 23, 2013
  • Funeral Visitation Saturday, August 24, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 24, 2013


  • Burial

Rainer H. Baetz

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Barbara Cornell-Swartz

September 7, 2013

Dear Carol and family,
Sorry to here about Ranier, Condolences.
Memories of past times in youth group at Hardy U.M.C. Ranier took his time to encourage me. Prayers for everyone.

Leroy Langlois

August 31, 2013


Marcia Barrette-Rushton

August 26, 2013

Carol, I am so sorry for your loss of Rainer. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Marcia Barrette-Rushton

Pat & Russ Kent

August 25, 2013

Carol, my heart was aching all day yesterday. I was at work & had trouble heart & mind was with you & your family. I will be down on Friday of Labor Day weekend. Pray we can get together & hug. I will call you when I am on my way down on Saturday around 5 P.M. love u my friend

August 25, 2013

So sorry to hear that Rainer has passed away. My sympathies and condolences to you and your family. God bless you all. Fred Ferguson

August 24, 2013

Carol please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of Rainer. Our thoughts, our prayers and our love are with you and your family Love, Bill & Judy Igo Hardy Methodist Church.

Walt and Pat Ohrbom

August 23, 2013

We have known and loved Rainer and Carol since we moved into the neighborhood back in 1996. Rainer would spend hours talking about our wild flowers ("weeds"), dogs and other things of note. He will be in our hearts.

Carol, we wish you all of the love of God at your loss.

Walt and Pat Ohrbom

don carter

August 23, 2013

Carol, I am so sorry to learn of your loss. Only met Ranier once but he was a good guy and I know he will be missed. May God grant you a special care and peace from now on.....

sue Goolsby

August 23, 2013

Rainer and Carol Baetz have been our favorite neighbors for over 20 years. Rainer and I shared a love of nature, gardening and dogs. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten and it will never be the same around Dunham Lake Estates without him. Rest in peace,, Rainer, and please give my Dad a hug for me up in heaven. And please know that we will be there for Carol as she adjusts to a life without you. Sincerely, the Goolsby family