Veryl Dean Baas 1924-1990
BAAS, MCGINNIS, SCHMELLING, LEEK, GRAHAM, HARMS
Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 7/4/2013 at 21:50:52
Wallingford – Services for Veryl Dean Baas, 65, will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church south of Gruver, with Pastor William Runaas officiating. Interment will be in High Lake Cemetery with military service by the Wallingford American Legion Post. He died Sunday, Jan. 14, 1990 at Veterans Hospital, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Friends may call at Henry-Olson-Fuhrman Funeral Home in Graettinger from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday.
He was born Aug. 17, 1924 at Whittemore, the son of Albert and Meta (Schmelling) Baas and attended Whittemore and Burt schools. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War Two. On Aug. 31, 1946 he married Shirley McGinnis at Burt. The couple lived in the Ringsted area three years, the next eight years he worked as a mechanic for several construction firms. In 1957 he returned to Emmet County and operated Baas & Herum Construction Co., later the company became known as Baas Construction.
He was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, past Sunday School superintendent, and a member of the Wallingford American Legion Post.
Survivors include his wife Shirley, Wallingford; three sons: Rick and Stacy, Graettinger and Mike, LeMars; one daughter Shannon Baas, Wallingford; four grandchildren; one brother, Melvin, Algona and three sisters: Mrs. Herb (Marjorie) Leek, Toledo, Ia.; Joyce Graham, Fenton and Mrs. Richard (Sylvia) Harms, West Bend.
He was preceded in death by one granddaughter; parents and one brother. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, January 16, 1990)
Emmet Obituaries maintained by LaVern Velau.
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