The following information provided by Larson-Nelson Funeral Home:
Edward Elmer Baie, age 90 of Hinckley, Ill. passed away on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012 at Provena Mercy Hospital in Aurora. He was born on June 15, 1922 in Big Rock, the son of Lawrence and Alice (Norton) Baie.
Edward was united in marriage on July 14, 1948 to the former Miss Doris Pauline Phillips and they spent the next 64 happy years together. Mr. Baie served his country proudly as a member of the United States Army during World War II. For many years, Ed was a milk delivery driver going from the farms to the dairy in Aurora. Mr. Baie received the Golden Crown Award from the Hinckley-Big Rock High School after working for 43 years as the schools Custodian, Bus Driver and Mechanic. Ed helped organize the first Little League Baseball Teams in the Hinckley area. He enjoyed competing in the Senior Olympics, participating in throwing horse shoe, playing tennis and running the mile. Mr. Baie loved to garden, planting over 200 tomato plants and each fall donated many pumpkins to the Kindergarten classes at the Hinckley-Big Rock Community School District. Ed was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle who will be deeply missed.
Edward is survived by his wife, Doris Baie of Hinckley; his children, Jeff (Edith) Baie of Phoenix, Arix., Gloria Reyes of Hinckley and Gary (Kimberly) Baie of Hinckley; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Baie was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Alice Baie; his son, Randy Edward Baie in September 1972; and his sister, Marjorie Meredith.
A Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 PM on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, 141 North Maple Street in Hinckley. Interment will follow in the Oak Mound Cemetery in Somonauk, Ill.
Friends may visit from 9 a.m. until the Hour of Service on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 at the Funeral Home in Hinckley.
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes & Crematory, www.NelsonFuneralHomes.com or (815) 286-3247.