In loving memory of

Ronald Marvin Baas
May 17, 1954 - May 15, 2022

A funeral service for Ron Baas, 67, of Algona, will be held 10:00 AM Friday, May 20, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona. The service will be livestreamed on the following link: Burial will take place at River View Cemetery in Algona following the service. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday, May 19, at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Algona.

Ronald Marvin Baas was one of a kind. No, he was one of thirteen. That isn't what made him unique though, and that's only the beginning of his far-reaching, infectious, and truly remarkable spirit. He was always surrounded by friends because he never knew a stranger. If you were within ear shot and looked in his direction, there's no doubt his smile would get your attention to open the door for him, to say a few words, and convert you to his friend. You know that to be true as you read this, don't you?

You have a handful of stories of your own of how meeting Ron positively affected your life, don't you? There's no one he wouldn't stop and lend a hand if he could. There's no problem that couldn't be overcome with his patience and willingness to just listen. And if you were lucky enough to get that second of tranquility between the two of you, he might have even gotten you to laugh when you thought you were in the lowest of places...that's what it means to be immense in the best of ways. With a heart, all too wonderful, that was shared with everyone.

Ronald is survived by three of his four children (Joshua and Jami with grandsons Jackson and Jude; Jessica, and Noah) as well as the rest of his baker's dozen brothers and sisters (Lavonne, Russell, Roger, Carol, Kenneth, Mavis, Marcia, Laura, Sandra, Edward, Wanda, and Judy). He was preceded and reunited with his Bride (Charlene) and Daughter (Nicole), as well as his parents (Rose and Melvin Baas). When you feel the sun radiating down on you, know he's smiling and proud of you. He never wanted to see anyone sad, but he didn't want to make it another year without the Love of his life. Be kind to those around you and share that incredible gift he gave you and stories you had together. He will be greatly missed but he will also endure through all of us.


Larry Weig, aka Junior wrote on May 19, 2022:

"Deeply saddened to hear about the loss of my dear cousin, Ron. I have many fond memories of him when we were much younger and always his kind words and humor make me smile. To the kids, Joshua, Jessica and Noah, I pray God\'s grace and comfort for you in the days ahead. Be strong and stay stedfast as a family going forward and make your dad proud as I know he was of you. To all the Baas family, I hope you find solace through God\'s love and peace. He will be missed!!"

Hill Bros Transportation wrote on May 18, 2022:

"Ron drove a truck for Hill Bros out of Omaha, NE for a few years in the early 2000s. The Hill Bros family would like to wish his loved ones peace and offer our condolences for your great loss. "

Mark Myers wrote on May 18, 2022:

"Sad to see Ron gone - I remember him from school days and around town. Certainly remember that wild grin - so glad he was a Baas!"

Sandi Marlow wrote on May 18, 2022:

"I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother Ron. My sympathy and prayers for the Baas family."

Tom Ostwald wrote on May 18, 2022:

"Ron, I just sent you birthday wishes because I didn?t know you had passed. I?m going to miss our Facebook posts back and forth. RIP my friend! "

Pat & Kay Sifert wrote on May 17, 2022:

"Ron always made me smile, there was just something about him! So sorry for your loss. Pat & Kay Sifert"

Mark J.VonBank wrote on May 17, 2022:

"my heartfelt prayers to the Baas Families on your loss. May the spirit of Ronald Baas keep on \"Keeping On\" through all of you and may his light shine and radiate from the heavens. Rest In Peace Ronald Baas, gone too soon but never forgotten. Sincerest Prayers, Mark J.VonBank- Park Rapids, Minnesota-{formerly of Algona, Iowa.}"

Martha Gollner Lopez wrote on May 17, 2022:

"So very sorry for your loss. Ron was always a delight to be around. He will truly be miss. Thoughts and prayers for the whole family ??"

Denise Grandgenett wrote on May 17, 2022:

"So sorry for the loss of your brother! May God comfort you in this time of sorrow. "

Jinel Morris wrote on May 17, 2022:

"I never met Ron personally, we were Facebook friends only, but he never failed to cheer me up if I would post about how I was feeling stressed, sad, overwhelmed etc. He would send pics of the wildlife outside his front window to make me smile. He was a light in the darkness and he will be missed!"

Roberta Durand wrote on May 16, 2022:

"Extending my deepest sympathies to the entire Baas family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers."

Marlene Raney wrote on May 16, 2022:

"I\'ve been friends with Ron and Charlene for 477 years. Then my son became friends with Jessica. You were a special guy! Will miss you Ron! Rest in peace!"

Ash and all staff at baymont wrote on May 16, 2022:

"Our deepest condolences to you and your family Jessica ??"

rod zittritsch wrote on May 16, 2022:

"remember ron working hiltons gas station"

Marie Cook wrote on May 15, 2022:

"Sending prayers for all of the family. Ron was a special kind of a man. Always fun to be around. Will miss his videos of the deer. RIP Ron"

Deb Schulz wrote on May 15, 2022:

"So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed my visits with Ron and Noah. Hold your memories close and know that his love will continue on with you, his family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. "

Linda Grems wrote on May 15, 2022:

"So sorry for the loss of Ron ! Prayers to his family . "

Janelle Pityer wrote on May 15, 2022:

"so sorry to hear of Rons passing. A very wonderful person. much love to family."