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Homer De Baker - Departed on Jul 28, 2018 - Green Bay, Wisconsin
Homer De Baker - Departed on Jul 28, 2018 - Green Bay, Wisconsin

Homer De Baker

Born in town of Red River, Wisconsin on Aug 19, 1918

Died on Jul 28, 2018 and resided in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Homer J. De Baker, 99, Green Bay, a dedicated father and a successful businessman, passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2018.  He was born on August 19, 1918 in Kewaunee County to the late John and Josephine (Junion) De Baker.  On June 5, 1946 he married Elsie Van Pee at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.  She preceded him in death on December 10, 2006 after 60 years of marriage.  During his early years, Homer worked on the farm with his parents and brother in Luxemburg.  He then attended technical school studying to be an electrician.  Homer began his career by wiring his parent's and neighbors' barns and houses.  He then moved to Green Bay in the 1950’s and started De Baker Hardware and Electric. Later in his life, he became an electrical designer and built Air View and Eagles Nest Supper Clubs.  Homer was active with the community throughout his life.  He was a member of St. Bernard Parish, Knights of Columbus, the Holy Name Society and the Belgium Club.  Homer was an avid boater and enjoyed spending time at the family cottage.  He also enjoyed traveling to Belgium to search for ancestors.  Homer sponsored numerous bowling teams and also loved to bowl.  He had a deep faith and went to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion regularly.  Homer was a founder of Woodside Golf Course but a reluctant golfer.  He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Homer is survived by his children, Lynn De Baker, Laurie (Fred) Pankratz and Steven De Baker; four grandchildren, Ileah Pankratz, Kathryn Pankratz, Kellie De Baker and Jena De Baker; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Leda; infant son, Lee; brother, Darvin De Baker; sisters and brothers-in-law, Louise De Baker, Mildred Kleber, Helen Molle, Roger Kleber and Richard Molle.

Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., on Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.  Parish wake service 7:00 PM.  Visitation will continue on Thursday at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2040 Hillside Lane, from 9:30 AM until the time of Mass.  Funeral Mass 11:00 AM Thursday at the church with Rev. Mark VanderSteeg officiating.  Burial will be in the Allouez Catholic Cemetery.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund is being established.

The family would like to thank Bornemann's CBRF and Unity Hospice for the care given to Homer.

Visitation: Wednesday Aug 1, 2018, 5-7 PM at Proko-Wall Funeral Home

Funeral Mass: Thursday Aug 2, 2018, 11 AM at St. Bernard Catholic Church

Visitation: Thursday Aug 2, 2018, 9:30-11 AM at St. Bernard Catholic Church

Served by Proko-Wall Funeral Director: Alex Bahrke

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