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Royce Frederick Baar
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Birth: Jul. 30, 1953
Death: Apr. 19, 2010
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA

Royce Frederick Baar died of esophageal cancer at 3:30 a.m., April 19, 2010, at the Minneapolis VA hospital. Royce had many accidents in his lifetime that could have been fatal, but always survived. Because of this, his close friends gave him the nickname "The Death Defier." And Royce did fight long and hard with the many inevitable and unsuspected complications that ensued.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Dianne Baar Denzer; his mother, Lillian Osen Baar; and his father, Leland (Shorty) Baar.

He is survived by his older brother, his twin brother and wife, three nephews and a niece, and seven grand-nieces and nephews.

Royce joined the U.S. Army right out of high school and had been a lifelong member of the American Legion. He was a bartender at many different locations and ran the Apple River Inn in Star Prairie, Wis., for several years. He was good at his work and many of the people he met became his friends. ROYCE LOVED TO FLY! He also obtained his private pilot's license and flew and taught others how to fly ultra-light gliders.

For a time, Royce worked as a stuntman with Mohr Barnstorming. He performed a transfer act from the cockpit of an airplane to the skid of a helicopter in midair without a chute. The transfer was extremely dangerous and was booked across America and other countries. By Royce's own admission, this was the greatest time of his life. 
 
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 Parents:
  Leland Frederick Baar (1918 - 1990)
  Lillian Irene Osen Baar (1917 - 1995)
 
 Sibling:
  Dianne Louise Baar Denzer (1942 - 1986)*
  Royce Frederick Baar (1953 - 2010)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
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ROYCE F
BAAR
SP4 US ARMY
VIETNAM
JUL 30 1953
APR 19 2010
NOW HE SOARS
WITH THE EAGLES
 
Note: Sp4, US Army, Vietnam
 
Burial:
Fort Snelling National Cemetery
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Sect 27 Site 2309
 
Created by: Chris West
Record added: Feb 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65728154
Royce Frederick Baar
Added by: James Hogan
 
Royce Frederick Baar
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Added by: Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~
 
 
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