Leo F. Baeb

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Baeb, Leo F.

Leo F. Baeb, 92, Townsend, died on Father's Day, Sunday, June 16, 2013. He was born April 5, 1921, in Green Bay, to Albert and Caroline (Sevenants) Baeb.

Leo lived in Green Bay for over 60 years. He enlisted in the Army in 1944 and proudly served under General George S. Patton at the Battle of the Bulge during WWII. On November 6, 1954, Leo married Claire Platten at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Green Bay. He drove semi briefly, prior to his 33 years of employment with Bay West. Upon his retirement Leo and Claire built their retirement home in Townsend. Prior to that, the family spent many happy summers at Little Green Lake.

Leo enjoyed spending time hunting and fishing in his younger years. Like his father, who at one time was a lumberjack, Leo enjoyed spending quality time in the woods, especially cutting and splitting firewood for family and local campgrounds. He also liked watching car races and spending time with his dogs, three of which were named "Gus". One of his favorite things was the challenge of a good crossword puzzle. Leo also had an affinity for listening to and playing music. He loved entertaining his family by playing the piano, harmonica, and singing. He instilled his family with the love of music. Leo had a delightful sense of humor that will continue on through generations. He had a full and adventurous life right until the end. He will be dearly missed.

Leo is survived by his wife, Claire; five children, Bernie (Wendy) Baeb, Gary (Cindy) Baeb, Diane (Steve) Smith, Lorraine (David) Randall, and Renee Baeb; nine grandchildren, Matthew (Cassie), Benjamin (Courtney), Kevin, April, Sean, Maria, Stephanie (Liam), Benjamin and Katherine; three great-grandchildren, Nathan, Aaron and Sam; a sister, Sarah Renier and many other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Raymond, Jules and Albert; and two sisters, Mae and Eileen.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. A Parish Wake Service will be held at 7 p.m. Friends may also call at St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church, 15232 County Hwy. F, Lakewood, WI, from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at church with Rev. Jason Blahnik officiating. Leo will be laid to rest in Fort Howard Memorial Park. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

A memorial fund has been established in Leo's name.

The Baeb family would like to thank the staff of St. Mary's Hospital for their kind and loving care.

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Green Bay, WI 54303
920-494-7447
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Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from June 17 to June 20, 2013
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