Ronald A. Baes

Ronald A. Baes

Ronald passed away Sunday, October 11, 2015 at Wings Home in Allegan.

He was born September 4, 1949 in Benton Harbor the son of Edward and Caroline (Howard) Baes. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Ron had worked for Atlas Press/ Clausing Industrial for 17 years until his retirement in 1987. After his retirement he had worked for Pfizer until 2004. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing and collecting traps of many kinds, he was a member of the North American Trap Collectors Association. On November 21, 1970 in Benton Harbor he married Jeanne Bauske who survives.

Also surviving are their children, Ken Baes of Otsego and Heather (Carl) Klotz of Allegan; grandchildren, Kierstin Baes, Carl Klotz II, LaVon Klotz and Vinny Klotz; his parents Edward and Caroline of Coloma, along with many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends may visit with Ron’s family Friday, October 16, 2015 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, starting at 10:00 A.M. until the time of the Memorial Service at 11:00 A.M. with Hospice Chaplain, Greg Carlson officiating.

Burial of ashes and military honors will follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, MI.

Contributions in memory of Ron may be made to the Disabled Veterans of America or to the Wings Home of Allegan.

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  1. Louise Thompson says:

    Jeanie , Heather and family you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Charlie Wolf says:

    Ron was my cousin. Although we did not see each other often in our adult life, I have fond memories of him. He introduced me to the “4 tops” and he showed me where grandpa hid his jug of wine in the barn. I used to stay over at his house occasionally and watch as he “painfully” practiced the accordion. I was privledged to be a groomsman at he and Jeanne Bauske Baes wedding. I’m sad that I didn’t get to spend time with my cousin through the years and now I can’t. John Lennon said it best “live is what happens when you’re busy making other plans”. His pain & suffering is over! I will miss him and will always have fond memories of him.

  3. Diane Long says:

    Jeanne & family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Mike, Diane & Molly Long

  4. Barbara Miller says:

    Jeanne, I was so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing but know that he lives now in a better place where he is restored. Ron was a great guy who gave it all for his country and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your children and grandchildren. May you celebrate him with your memories.


    Barb Miller (formerly wife of Dale Conrad)

  5. Linda Wyant says:

    Jeanne and Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. I know you have a lot of great memories to help you through this difficult time. Ron, rest in peace.

    John & Linda Wyant

  6. Renee robbins says:

    To all – my thoughts and prayers are with you…may you find peace in your memories and smiles and laughter as you share stories about the man you called husband, father, and grandfather.

    Much love … Renee

  7. marie krogmann says:

    Am pleased to know Ron family enjoyed taking care of him
    and his family. was planning on meeting with your family but
    had to have a starter put on my car.
    Love all Marie

  8. Lynn Lombardo says:

    Dear Jeanne, Kenny, Heather, & Kierstin,

    I was so sorry to read of Ron’s passing in today’s Herald-Palladium. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May the love of family and friends help you through this difficult time. Love, Lynn

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