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of Buffalo, MN

September 4, 1970 – April 2, 2023


Saturday, April 15, 2023

one hour prior to the service

Buffalo Ev. Covenant Church – Buffalo, MN

Funeral Service

Saturday, April 15, 2023

12:00 p.m.

Buffalo Ev. Covenant Church – Buffalo, MN


Saturday, April 15, 2023

Swedish Mission Cemetery – Buffalo, MN


Rayessa (Clark) Baer, age 52 of Buffalo, MN, passed away on Sunday April 2, 2023 in Rochester MN.

Rayessa was a devoted wife, mother, and friend. Rayessa was born in Fargo ND on Sep 4th 1970 to Donald and Judith (Lauber) Clark. She spent time growing up in Bismarck and Fargo. She received a degree in Social work from Moorhead State University.

Rayessa married James Baer in October of 1995 and together they raised three daughters. Rayessa spent her career in social work working and caring for others until she could no longer work anymore.

She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Clark.

Rayessa is survived by her husband, James and her children, Savannah, Grace, and Morgan of Buffalo MN;  mother, Judith Clark of Fargo, ND; sister, Melissa (DJ) Lura and their family of Fargo ND; brother, Byron Clark (Sarah) and family of Rochester MN; and also many other relatives and friends

A memorial celebration of Rayessa’s life will be held on Saturday April 15, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service all at Buffalo Ev. Covenant Church in Buffalo MN.

Officiating will be Pastor Reid Gilbert and Pastor Joel McQueen.

Casket bearers will be Nate Gazelka, Mark Pederson, Tom Baer, Dave Baer, Byron Clark and DJ Lura.

Luncheon to follow the service at church.

Interment will be in the Swedish Mission Cemetery

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred  to Buffalo Covenant Church and in the memo put “Youth Israel Fund”.

6 Guestbook Entries

  1. Bruce Eckre

    Byron, so sorry to read about your sister passing on. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Becky (Devig) Trumbo

    Growing up, Rayessa was one of the kindest, most welcoming people I knew. I am so sorry she’s gone.

  3. Gracie Gonzales

    Byron, our condolences to you and your family for your sister’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers be with you…

  4. Mike and Carol McCarthy

    Dear Jim and family,

    We were so very sorry to read of the loss of your dear wife. Our hearts go out to your family.

    We often think of the Baer family and all the wonderful times at West McDonald Lake.

    Please know you and your family are in our loving thoughts and prayers.

    Mike and Carol McCarthy and family

  5. Tennille Popelka

    Baer Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Rayessa is an incredible lady and had a huge heart. Please reach out if you or the girls need anything.

    Tennille, Jackson, Lauren

  6. Nicole

    I miss you so much Ray!


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