Henry A. "Hank" Baase

Baase, Henry A.

Saginaw, Michigan

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and dear friend passed away peacefully on Friday, March 20, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was 81 years old. Henry Alfred Baase was born on September 30, 1938 in Bridgeport, MI to the late Florence (Snider) and Howard B. Baase Sr. He was raised in Burt, and attended Chesaning Schools. Henry proudly served his country with the United States Army during the Vietnam War in Washington, D.C. In Washington, D.C. he met his sweetheart, Diane Ruth Bailey and they were married on November 12, 1960 in Covington, KY. Henry was employed with General Motors for 25 years as a Millwright. Henry loved to farm, fish and hunt. His greatest joy came from spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Henry will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 59 years, Diane R. Baase; his children: Alan Baase, Troy (Sue) Baase, Lisa McMall, Todd (Laura) Baase and Lori (David) Bixby; grandchildren: Christy (Chuck), Tracy (Kevin), Justin (Leslie), Shauna (Joey), Jonah, Starri, Andrea, Adam, Jennifer (Jeff), Scott (Crystal) and Errinn (Jovi); 17 great grandchildren; sisters, Ellen (Jim) Emmendorfer, Shirley (Dennis) Tessin, Pat Boucher, Harriett (Jim) Barror and Linda (Jerry) Sykes; brother, Harold (Gayle) Baase; brother-in-law, Dale Hall; sister-in-law, Joan (Frank Balog) Garnett. Henry is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

Henry was preceded in death by his parents; siblings: Jesse Hall, Howard Baase Jr., Emily (Virgil) Cline and Frank (Donna) Baase; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ruth and English Bailey; and brother-in-law: Jerry Boucher Sr.

SERVICE: A memorial service for Diane and Henry will be held at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off State), Saginaw, MI 48603. Rev. Bill Bodnar will officiate. Military honors for Henry will be under the auspices of the United States Army.

VISITATION: Family and friends will visit at the Deisler Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. until the time of service at 4:00 p.m. and following the service until 8:00 p.m.

MEMORIALS: Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a donation to the Toni and Trish House.

Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off State) is honored to be serving the Baase family. Memories and sympathies of Henry may be shared with the family on his memorial website at www.DeislerFuneralHome.com.