Robert E. Baals, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday June 20, 2013. Born May 29, 1922, in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late Clinton J. and Edna J. Baals. A member of Trinity English Lutheran Church, a 33rd degree Mason and member of the Scotish Rite of Free Masonry, he served his country in the US Marine Corp, was a Fort Wayne Fire Fighter, for 29 years, and worked at General Electric.
He is survived by his children, Jim (Gloria) Baals, and Linda Karn, both of Fort Wayne; as well as four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his wife of over 62 years, Phyllis Y. Baals, in 2011, sister Janet Fuller, and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM Wednesday June 26, at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Homes, Wayne Street Chapel, 420 West Wayne Street, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior to service. Calling will also be held from 5 to 8 PM Tuesday June 25, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorial donations may be given to the Fort Wayne Firefighter's Museum.