Holger Baelum
1927 - 2021
Holger Baelum
Born: August 27, 1927 in Holme Olstrup, Sjælland, Denmark
Died: September 11, 2021 in Algonquin, IL
Holger Baelum, 94, of Algonquin, Illinois, passed away at his home on Saturday, September 11, 2021.
He was born August 27, 1927 in Holme Olstrup, Sjælland, Denmark.
Holger Immigrated to Chicago in 1951 where he worked for Hans Jensen as a pipefitter his whole life until he retired.
He met the love of his life Judi and together they enjoyed 48 years of marriage before Judi's passing in 2018.
Loving father of Kris (Tracy) Baelum, Jennifer (Patrick) Baelum and Meghan (Shea) Van Ness.
Grandfather of Cody (Megan), Alexxis, Brooklynn, Kellan and Ryker.
Holger and Judi were involved and active members of many Danish organizations here in Chicago.
He will be greatly missed by his brother Erik (Yelva) Baelum of Wauconda, Illinois, his brother Bent (Gerda) Heesche and sister Ulla (Henning) Petersen of Denmark and by many other extended family and friends.
A private celebration of life with close friends and family will be held in the weeks to come.
Published by Northwest Herald from Sep. 14 to Sep. 15, 2021.
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