Robert “Bob” D. Baack, 92, of Britt passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at his home.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 15, 2022, at First Lutheran Church in Britt with Pastor Anna Wolf officiating. Inurnment will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 16, 2022 at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.
Memorials may be directed to Gateway Hospice, Britt Fire Department, West Hancock Ambulance Service or First Lutheran Church.
Robert Dean Baack, the son of Herman and Lillie (Blumer) Baack, was born August 17, 1929, on a farm near Klemme. He attended elementary school at Klemme and graduated from Klemme High School in 1949. After graduation, Bob was drafted into the U.S. Marine Corp where he was a cook for the officers. Upon receiving his honorable discharge, he returned home and farmed with his father. On November 20, 1954, he married Ruth Fuller at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mason City and to this union was born a son, Jeff and a daughter, Kris. Bob and Ruth were partners in farming until moving into Britt. Bob worked for Monte Miller and Sons until he retired. He enjoyed raising flowers and showing his unique designs to everyone who stopped by. Bob had a big vegetable garden and gave most of the excess produce away. Bob also enjoyed fishing trips to northern Minnesota, where he went for many years and also fishing the piers off Lake Michigan. Most of all he enjoyed the times his family came home for visits and being with his grandchildren.
He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Britt.
Bob is survived by his wife, Ruth of Britt; son, Jeff Baack and wife, Tammy of Kansas City, Missouri; daughter, Kris and husband, Tim Heaton of Oregon, Wisconsin; his grandchildren, Martin and Lindsey (Heaton) Casillas of Roseville, CA, Scott and Erin (Heaton) Jaeger of Sheboygan Falls, WI, Kyle and Becky (Baack) Smith of Germantown, TN and Thomas Baack of Kansas City, MO; great granddaughters, Myla and Kylie Jaeger of Sheboygan Falls, WI; sisters-in-law, Jean Baack and Dorothy Lavender; brother-in-law, Donald Fuller and wife, Bernadine; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, sister and in-laws, Caris “Barney” and Ethel Kropp, Edward and Norma Mauritz, Paul and Darlene Baack, Roy and Bernice Baack, Jim and Dorothy Howie, Richard Baack, Cecil Fuller, Neola Horn, Bill Lavender and Walter and Shirley Fuller.
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