|Birth: ||Aug. 5, 1919|
|Death: ||Feb. 14, 2014|
La Porte County
Grace Elizabeth Baich, 94, of Rolling Prairie, passed away peacefully at 12:05 a.m., Friday, February 14, 2014, Golden Living - Fountainview, La Porte. On August 5, 1919, Elkhart, IN, she was born to Oliver Porter and Mabel Susie (Ritenour) Wells.
Grace retired from Howmet in LaPorte. Grace was on a radio broadcast called Barn Dance Talent Show, which her and her siblings were on as their family's band. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, and loved country and western music.
On November 5, 1942, in LaPorte, she married Samuel Baich, who is surviving. Also surviving are four children, James (Oralee Joseph) Baich of LaPorte; Michael (Penny) Baich of New Carlisle, Andrew (Kathleen) Baich of Rolling Prairie, and Sandra Phillips of Baltimore, MD; sixteen grandchildren, Rochelle Phillips, Shea Phillips, Todd Baich, Casi Baich, Tina Baich, Johnnie, Hazel, Janet, Michael, Sandra, Melvin, Barbara, Deborah, Dennis, and Darrell Joseph, and Robert Griffin; and twenty seven great grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents; four sisters, Rose McDonald, Gladys Sholtey, Mabel Alice Garwick, and Norma Wegiel; six brothers, Conrad Wells, Earl Eugene Wells, Marshall Wells, James Wells, George Wells, and Thomas Wells; son-in-law, Gerald Phillips; and grandsons, Gerald Phillips Jr. and Kevin Joseph.
A funeral celebrating her life will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory, 247 W. Johnson Rd., LaPorte, with Jim Bouslog officiating. Visitation and viewing will be from 4 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Rolling Prairie Cemetery at a later date.
Published in South Bend Tribune on Feb. 18, 2014
Oliver Porter Wells (1884 - 1971)
Susie Mabel Ritenour Wells (1886 - 1930)
Conrad Oliver Wells (1907 - 1971)*
Rose Margaret Wells Pelis McDonald (1909 - 2000)*
Earl Eugene Wells (1913 - 1992)*
Gladys Evelyn Wells Nellans Sholtey (1915 - 2002)*
Mabel Alice Wells Avery Garwick (1916 - 2002)*
Norma Ethel Wells Wegiel (1918 - 1996)*
Grace Elizabeth Wells Baich (1919 - 2014)
Marshall Emerson Wells (1921 - 2004)*
James Frank Wells (1923 - 1944)*
George Robert Wells (1926 - 1991)*
Thomas David Wells (1929 - 1988)*
Rolling Prairie Cemetery
La Porte County
Created by: GrammyJan
Record added: Feb 18, 2014
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