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Joseph Baima, Jr.

December 17, 1927 March 7, 2019
Joseph Baima, Jr.
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Obituary for Joseph Baima, Jr.

Joseph Baima, Jr., 91, of Ottawa died on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, in Ottawa, with Rev. David Kipfer, Pastor, of Ottawa Catholic Parishes, officiating. Burial will follow at St. Columba Cemetery, where full Military Rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post 33 Veteran’s Group Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, at the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa. Joseph was born on December 17, 1927 in Ottawa, to Joseph and Josephine (Nadini) Baima, Sr. He was a graduate of Ottawa Township High School. Joseph served in the US Navy during WWII. He married Louise Johnson on February 23, 1952, in Ottawa. He owned and operated Ivy Way Market in Marseilles until 1977 and retired from GE Plastics in 1990. He was a member of St. Francis Church, the Marseilles VFW, and the Ottawa Knights of Columbus. Joseph was an avid Euchre player and enjoyed playing golf at Prairie Lakes.  He is survived by 3 children, Joseph (Mary Pat) Baima, III, of Marseilles, Jay (Laura) Baima, of Chicago, and Lisa Baima, of Round Lake, 4 grandchildren, Michael Baima, Molly Cunico, Theresa Baima, and Gioia Dini-Baima, 4 great grandchildren, Vivian, Wyatt, Garrett, and Lillie, and a sister Lorraine DeWig, of Ottawa. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Louise, on January 26, 2002, and a sister, Rose Rexroat. Pallbearers will be Michael Baima, Jay Baima, Blair Fitzpatrick, Gary Oelschlager, Theresa Baima, and Bob DeWig. Memorials may be directed to the VFW in Marseilles


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Visitation

Tuesday

12

Mar

4:00 PM 3/12/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/12/2019 7:00:00 PM
Mueller Funeral Home, Ottawa

800 First Avenue
Ottawa, IL 61350

Mueller Funeral Home, Ottawa
800 First Avenue Ottawa 61350 IL
United States

Mass

Wednesday

13

Mar

11:00 AM 3/13/2019 11:00:00 AM
Mueller Funeral Home, Ottawa

800 First Avenue
Ottawa, IL 61350

Mueller Funeral Home, Ottawa
800 First Avenue Ottawa 61350 IL
United States

Graveside Service

Wednesday

13

Mar

11:00 AM 3/13/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Columba Cemetery

1800 N 2990th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350

St. Columba Cemetery
1800 N 2990th Rd Ottawa 61350 IL
United States
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