Charles R. "Chuck" Baal
Charles 'Chuck' R. Baal

Born: June 5, 1958;

Died: July 4, 2021

MT. MORRIS – Charles "Chuck" R. Baal, age 63, passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 4, 2021, with his family by his side.

He was born June 5, 1958 in Rockford, IL the son of Donald and Velda (Klenz) Baal. He graduated from Pecatonica High School in 1976. He served his country as a missile maintenance specialist in the U.S. Air Force from 1977 to 1981.

Chuck married Brenda Kalnins on September 27, 1985 at the Disciples United Methodist Church in Mt. Morris; they were married for almost 36 years. He worked as a machine operator for Quebecor Printing in Mt. Morris from 1985 until its closure in 2011. He worked for Rayovac for a few years, and then was hired by Donaldson Company in Dixon, IL for the past 7 years.

He loved to travel, and was always happy to try a new restaurant or brewery, and being outside grilling out or having a beer with family or friends. He really loved his sweet treats. He was looking forward to retiring in 2 years and having more time to do the things he loved. Chuck was an avid Chicago fan, rooting for the Cubs, Bears, and Bulls. He loved going to professional and minor league baseball games in the summers.

He was active in the Mount Morris community by volunteering and helping run the Youth Sports League for several years. Chuck was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He was very active in his children's lives, always willing to help them practice and helped coach almost all their sports teams. Chuck was an avid bowler and participated in several leagues throughout his life, He could even throw the ball between his legs and strike. He was part of the group to get the Oregon Bowling Team formed and was the assistant coach for many seasons. He was always proud to tell people that both of his kids had 300 games.

He was always there to support all his family no matter what the occasion was and help his parents and in-laws with different projects around their houses. "Chucky" loved watching and playing his grandchildren's activities, whether it was hockey, dance, baseball and football.

He was predeceased by his father Donald Baal, and father-in-law Elmars Kalnins.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda of Mt. Morris; son, Justin (Cassie) Baal of Normal, Illinois; daughter, Emily Baal of Mt. Morris; mother, Velda Baal of Pecatonica; brother, Steve (Bonnie) Baal of Freeport; mother-in-law, Marion Kalnins of Mt. Morris; grandchildren, Kolbe, Maddison, and Mayson Baal; sisters-in-law, Sandy (Al) Nordman of Oregon, Lisa (Michael) Janes of Dixon, and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, July 25th from 2 to 5 p.m. at Town and Country Lanes in Mount Morris. Military honors will take place at 2 p.m. by the Oregon VFW Post 8739.

Memorials may be directed to the family or the charity of the donor's choice.

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Published by Ogle County News on Jul. 16, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jul
25
Celebration of Life
2:00p.m.
Town and Country Lanes
4031 West Mud Creek Road, Mt. Morris, IL
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