Delbert C. Baars

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Delbert Charles Baars, 87, of El Mirage, Ariz., went to be with Jesus, July 28, 2020, while in hospice care. A stroke and pneumonia occurred a week prior to his death. Delbert was born Sept. 12, 1932, in Communia-Volga Township, the son of Henry and Katherine (Kuehl) Baars. 

Del served in the army during the Korean War. He spent the majority of his professional career as a production engineer. Woodworking was his passion, along with helping others. He gifted family and friends with his beautiful woodworking art. Listening and dancing to country western music brought much joy to Del, as well as traveling in the motor home.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Ruth Clinton; and nephew, Nyal Clinton.

Del is survived by his wife, Elaine of El Mirage, Ariz.; daughter, Debra (Doug) Marchington of Grants Pass, Ore.; grandchildren, Ken (Carmella) Burmeister, A. J. Burmeister (Lindsey) and Kate Burmeister, along with four great-grandsons, all residing in San Diego, Calif. 

Del loved spending time with his daughter and grandchildren and nephews, Sheldon, Roland, Nyal, Dennis and DeVere, and niece Shirley, along with their spouses and families. Friends and cousins added to the joy of his life. 

At this time, the family is unable to have a celebration of life service, so asks people to celebrate Del as you remembered him. Decisions made due to COVID-19 robbed his loved ones of being with him the past four months.

The last year of his life was spent in memory care, but he never lost that gentle, kind, loving spirit so many were blessed to know. Not only will Del be missed by his family, but also by Elaine’s family and their circle of friends.

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