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Abraham “Abe” Baas

October 11, 1918 - June 29, 2017

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: July 5, 2017

Funeral services with full military honors honoring the life of Abe Baas will be held on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Piasecki- Althaus Funeral Home, 3720 39th Ave., Kenosha, WI. Private interment will take place in Green Ridge Cemetery.

A visitation for Abe will be held on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of his service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances to Trinity Lutheran Church, 7104 39th Ave., Kenosha, WI 53142, or Hospice Alliance, 10220 Prairie Ridge Blvd., Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158 would be appreciated.

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Abraham “Abe” Baas joined his beloved wife Zora in heaven on Thursday, June 29, 2017.

Born in Kenosha on October 11, 1918, Abe was the son of the late Adrian and Jacoba (Walraven) Baas.

Abe Served in the US Army from July 3, 1942 through November 22, 1945 as a Staff Sergeant with the 377th Infantry. His decorations included Three Bronze Campaign Stars, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon and Combat Infantry Badge.

On September 14, 1943 in Kenosha, Abe was united in marriage to Zora Lukach.  Sadly, she preceded him in death on July 25, 1993.

He was a member of Trinity Evang. Lutheran Church, VFW Post 1865, and the Service Employees Union Local #168.

His first job was as a milk deliveryman with Sunshine Dairy in the days when most dairies were still delivering with horse and buggy.  He also worked part time at the Quality Meat Market on 52nd St.   Following his career with Kenosha Unified Schools, he retired in 1981.  Following his retirement he remained active volunteering with RSVP, spending countless hours with his friends at the Kenosha Senior Center and enjoyed square dancing with the Allemande Square Dance Club.

As an adult, Abe struggled with a number of eye diseases including a Detached Retina, Cataracts, and Macular Degeneration which made him “legally blind”.  That didn’t dampen his spirit however, as he became active with the BOLD organization and along with his wife danced with the BOLD square dancers.

Abe is survived by his son and daughter in law, Richard A. and Kathryn Baas; his two grandchildren, Kara Baas (Jim Morse) and Dr. Eric (Samantha Gatewood) Baas, and his good friend, Esther Wagner.

Along with his parents and wife, Abe was preceded in death by his six brothers, John, Cornelis, Clarence, Leonard, Edward, and Donald Baas, and his sister, Katherine Ehlers.

Special thanks to the staff at Meadowmere and Hospice Alliance for the loving care of Abe.