William Joseph Baase

July 4, 1932May 17, 2013

William Joseph Baase 80, of Indianapolis died May 17, 2013. He was born July 4, 1932 in Indianapolis to Walter J. and Eveleigh (Bower) Baase. He was a supervisor for Western Electric for 35 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Joe is preceded in death by his wife Mary Helen Lovell Baase, son James M. Baase. He is survived by his children: Thomas J. (Jean) Baase, Terri Monaghan, daughter in law Kim Baase, brother Andrew Baase, 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be Tuesday May 21 at 12:30 pm at Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1 pm at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Visitation will be Monday, May 20, 2013 from 4 – 8 pm at the mortuary. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. Memorials in Joe’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Condolences may be offered at


  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, May 21, 2013
  • Prayers Tuesday, May 21, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, May 20, 2013

William Joseph Baase

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May 28, 2013

Terri,Tom,Kim, and Andy, I am so very sorry for the loss of your daddy!! I am keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers! I am quite certain that he was met at the gates of heaven by Favorite Aunt Mary Helen and Jimmy! Please remember him often with smiles and laughter!
My Deepest Sympathy,
Kathy Hendrix Maddox and family

May 22, 2013

Tom, Terri and Kim,
Sending sincere sympathies for your loss. Your Dad will be missed in the neighborhood.
Bill and Ruth Wilfong

Cindy Dale

May 21, 2013

Terri, Tom and Kim.. I am so sad that Uncle Joe has passed. Words cannot describe the feelings of loss that you are going through but know that Uncle Joe was loved by many and will be deeply missed.
My thoughts and prayers to your whole family.


Brad & Marsha Shultz

May 20, 2013

Andy, so sorry for your loss.

May 20, 2013

Love you, Elyssa and John

May 20, 2013

It was a great pleasure,to have known Bill for many years. A good friend to go flying with,an to see at the Shelbyville Airport.

May 20, 2013

To the Baase family,
Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your dad/grandfather Joe. Our hearts are saddened by his passing too. He is with Jesus, Mary Helen and Jimmy now. Rest in peace. Love, Aunt Pat and family.

May 20, 2013

Andy, I'm thinking of you.

I met your brother when I was an operating supervisor. A nice man.
I remember you fondly, also.

D. D. Shook

Julie & David Craig

May 20, 2013

Go rest high upon the mountain. We love you.

Joseph Riedman

May 19, 2013

To Joe's loved one: I extend my thoughts and concerns for Terri and Tom and all the family. I will say Mass for him and all your intentions on Monday, May 20th. May he rest in peace. Fr. Joseph Riedman