THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Edsel (Ed) DeBaker, 93, of Oconto Falls, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017 surrounded by his wife and family.
Born July 16, 1923, to the late Arthur and Minnie DeBaker, in Dyckesville, he married Beatrice Gillis of Green Bay and later married Dorothy Stillings.
He owned and operated the family farm for many years while working at Fort Howard Paper. He reitred after 26 years, did what he liked to do and enjoyed life to the fullest.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; two daughters, Joyce (Clint) Gereau of Hobart and Carol DeBaker of Stiles and a sister, Verna (Dean) Thiry of Casco. By his second marriage, he is survived by a daughter, Trish (Richard) Church of Zanesville, Oh.; four sons, Duane (Kristine) Stillings of North Prairie, Paul (Marilu) Stillings of Coleman, Steve (Lynne) Stillings of Brookshire, Tx. and Mark (Joyce) Hunter of Green Bay and many grandchildren; great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane McGuire; a son-in-law, Chester (Willie) McGuire; a brother, Gilbert DeBaker and a sister, Doris Gillis and her husband, Alvin.
Family and friends gathered at Malcore West Funeral Home in Green Bay on Saturday, July 1 from 1 p.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 4 p.m. Burial was next to his parents, Art and Minnie DeBaker in St. Louis Cemetery in Dyckesville.