William G. Baack -- Zumbrota

ZUMBROTA -- The funeral for William G. Baack will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Christ Lutheran Church in Zumbrota, with the Rev. Erich Westphal officiating. Burial will be in Zumbrota Cemetery.

Mr. Baack, 37, died Tuesday (April 19, 2005) in a traffic accident in Hampton, Minn.

William Guy Baack was born Aug. 28, 1967, in Fort Ord, Calif. He grew up and attended school in Anchorage, Alaska, joined the Marines and was stationed at Camp Pendleton, Calif. On Dec. 26, 1987, he married Cynthia S. Stiller at Faith Lutheran Church in Anchorage, and they spent some time in Oceanside, Calif., before returning to Anchorage. In 1995, they moved to Zumbrota. He worked on the family farm for two years, then drove trucks for Schott Distributing Co. Inc. in Rochester until becoming an independent trucker. Most recently, he was a truck driver for Fil-Mor Express Inc. in Cannon Falls. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Sarah; three sons, Joshua, Garrett and Jacob, all at home; his mother, Carol (John) Benkovich of Anchorage; his father, Dave (Joan) of Balaton, Minn.; three sisters, Dawn (Ted) Jewell of Corvallis, Ore., Robin (Daniel) Hill and Rebecca (Darren) McGuire both of Anchorage; one brother, Brian (Angela) of Gastonia, N.C.; two stepsisters, Pam (Dan) Kirk of Balaton and Kim (John) Lunsford of Benicia, Calif.; and one stepbrother, Joel Benkovich. He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Mahn Family Funeral Home-Larson Chapel in Zumbrota and for one hour before the service Saturday at the church.


Memorials are suggested to Christ Lutheran School.

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