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Baack, Fred 1868-1945

BAACK, EGGEBRECHT, HEIEN, LAHR

Posted By: Janet Schuldt, Volunteer (email)
Date: 1/4/2011 at 12:48:06

Le Mars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, Le Mars, Plymouth, Iowa, USA TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1945

Funeral Services For Fred Baack Died Thursday After Long Illness

Fred Baack, well known resident of this vicinity for many years, was born in Clayton County, near Garnavillo, Iowa, November 9th, 1868 and died at Le Mars, February 15, 1945, aged 76 years, 3 months and 6 days.

He came to western Iowa with his parents and other members of the family when he was a boy of five years. The family settled near the southern border of Sioux County in the region between Craig and Struble. On April 6th, 1884 he was confirmed in Christ Lutheran church in Grant township. He married Martha Eggebrecht June 17th, 1892 and they made their home in the vicinity where he had grown up. In the spring of 1940 they left the farm and moved to Struble, where the deceased has resided since that time.

Ten children were born to this couple. Two have preceded the father in death, Alwin died in infancy in 1908 and Clarence at the age of 25 years August 6th, 1937. He is survived by his wife and by the following children: Carl Baack, near Le Mars, Mrs. Louise Heien near Le Mars, Fred Baack of Babbitt, Nevada, Herman Baack near Westfield, George Baack of Le Mars, Edward Baack near Struble, Walter Baack of Craig and Mrs. Lillian Lahr near Struble.

He leaves also 20 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, and one brother, Henry Baack of Craig.

Mr. Baack was confined to his home by illness for more than a year and spent several months in a hospital in Sioux City early last year. Returning to his home in May he enjoyed the faithful care of his devoted wife. February 8th he was taken to the hospital in Le Mars where he passed away early Thursday morning, February 15th.

Funeral services for Mr. Baack were held Sunday afternoon from the home in Struble and at St. John's Lutheran Church in Craig conducted by his pastor, Rev. F . H. Voelker. Interment was made in the cemetery just west of Craig.


 

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