Daniel Bahr

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Daniel J. Bahr, 62, of Swansea, IL, born August 14, 1960, in Belleville, IL, died Tuesday, July 4, 2023, at his residence.

Mr. Bahr was a graduate of Belleville West High School and Ranken Technical College. He was employed at Container Port, Sauget, IL, for 22 years and later worked in maintenance for Cahokia School District #187 for seven years. He was a member of B.E.T., Belleville Enduro Team, and the American Motorcycle Association. He was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and boating, especially at Creal Springs, Lake of Egypt, IL. Daniel was a member of the N.R.A. He had a great sense of humor and truly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Daniel was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred A. and Mabel H., nee Schrader, Bahr; and a brother, Gerald S. Bahr.

Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Debra A. Bahr, nee Meister, whom he married on May 29, 1981; two sons, Jeffrey W. Bahr (Jessi Kennealy), and Steven C. Bahr (Louise Krakosky); six grandchildren, Avery, Brayden, Carson, Nolan, Mabel, and Madelyn; a sister, Christine L. Bahr (Jodi Pyatt); aunts and uncles; cousins; and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Catch a Dream Foundation, www.catchadream.org. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Funeral: A Celebration of Life will be held at 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 11, 2023, at Catholic War Veterans, 3535 State Route 159, Freeburg, IL.



14 Comments on Daniel Bahr

Darryl Cannady said : Guest Report Jul 29, 2023 at 1:59 PM

Debbie,Daniel, Jeff,I'm so sorry to hear about Danny, Sorry for not being closer,you all are in my heart..allways have been.. Dan's in good hands with the rest of the crew up there..your neighbor. CHICKEN HEAD... SO SoRRY Debbie..

  • Swansea
  • IL
Jeany (Petri) Marion said : Guest Report Jul 26, 2023 at 7:01 AM

Deb, boys my heart is with you. Danny was my miracle guy from the very first day we met 62 years ago. A big presence will be so missed

  • Chesapeake
  • Virginia
Gene said : Guest Report Jul 14, 2023 at 10:12 AM

Debra, just heard of Danny's passing. I knew Danny when he hung out with my brother Bill. They were in high school together. Bill passed in 2011.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Alan Yung thunder said : Guest Report Jul 11, 2023 at 12:56 PM

Sorry for the families loss,

  • IL
Angela Crum-Barrett said : Guest Report Jul 11, 2023 at 9:24 AM

I am so sorry for your familys loss, Dan was a very kind and caring gentelmen. He will be missed at work for sure! He was always talking and making us laugh and sharing stories about his cooking which was amazing!! God Bless you all during this difficult time.

  • Cahokia
  • IL
ROBBIE MCGINNIS said : Guest Report Jul 09, 2023 at 9:37 AM


  • Cahokia HEIGHTS
Janet Metzger said : Guest Report Jul 09, 2023 at 7:26 AM

I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad. I taught him in fifth grade at Franklin School. He was always a hard worker and I was so honored to teach his sons. I hope all your fond memories of him help during these sad days.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
wesholzinger@gmail.com said : Guest Report Jul 07, 2023 at 8:33 PM

Deb, so sorry to hear about Dan’s passing. Always enjoyed times at Springfield and BET. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  • OFallon
  • Illinois
Earl Drummond said : Guest Report Jul 06, 2023 at 10:33 PM

Dan was the best neighbor a guy could want , always asking if I needed help and did quite a few times, I’m going to miss seeing and talking to him, Tracey and I send our condolences prayers to Debby, Steve, and Jeff.

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
The Lewis family. said : Guest Report Jul 06, 2023 at 7:56 AM

Sending prayers of comfort to the family. He.was a good man . Will be missed. God bless.

  • New Athens
  • IL
Paula kennealy said : Guest Report Jul 05, 2023 at 11:30 PM

Dan was always very nice and hospitable to me. He had a good sense of humor. You could always tell he loved being with his family especially those grandbabies. He will be missed by many. My heart and prayers go out to his wife and family.🙏❤️

  • Fairview Hts
  • Illinois
Ian Swank said : Guest Report Jul 05, 2023 at 11:09 PM

Want to offer my condolences to Debby Bahr and her family. Dan was like a second dad to me and he was a great friend. He will never be forgotten

  • Jacksonville
  • Arkansas
Rachel Little & Family said : Guest Report Jul 05, 2023 at 9:17 PM

Sending healing prayers and comfort during this tough time

  • Imperial
  • MO
Lisa Stegemann said : Guest Report Jul 05, 2023 at 7:12 PM

You and your family have my deepest sympathy for your loss. I hope your memories give you comfort.

  • Swansea
  • IL

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