Baas, Gerald D.
Jun. 20, 1926 - Jan. 10, 2014
Gerald Duane Baas, 87, was welcomed into the arms of his Lord and Savior on January 10, 2014. Gerald was born June 20, 1926 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to John and Nellie Baas. After proudly serving in the Army
Air Corps during WWII
, he attended Calvin College and married Sue Galema in Grand Rapids on August 17, 1951. They lived in Detroit and Traverse City, Michigan, before making their home in Racine in 1965. He was employed by Abbott Laboratories for 35 years until his retirement in 1986.
Gerald was a dedicated member of the Racine Christian Reformed Church where he served several terms on the church council. He also was an enthusiastic supporter of the Racine Christian School, where he served on the board, and of Christian education at all levels, also serving on the Board of Calvin Theological Seminary.
Gerald loved spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, creating extra special memories during summer vacations at Spider Lake in Traverse City, Michigan and in winters at their condo in Englewood, Florida.
Gerald was laid to rest at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery and memorial services were held at Racine Christian Reformed Church on January 14, 2014.
Those wishing to remember Gerald in a special way may direct memorials to the Racine Christian School Endowment Fund, 912 Virginia St., Racine, WI 53405, the Gerald and Sue Baas Family Scholarship at Dordt College, 498 4th Ave. NE Sioux Center, Iowa 51250 or Stars and Stripes Honor Flight, PO Box 636, Port Washington, WI 53074.
Condolences may be expressed at sturinofuneralhome.com