Alicelane Baas

Alicelane Baas of Caro, age 92, passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2018, at Satchell’s Christian Retirement Home in Caro. Alicelane was born November 15, 1926, in Adrian, the daughter of the late Joel and Lillie (Greene) Boersema. She was united in marriage with James Baas on February 26, 1949, at the Berkley Community Church parsonage in Berkley by Rev. Orrin VanLoon. Alicelane started her working career with the Royal Oak Daily Tribune and then was employed for 26 years with the City of Troy school system. While in Caro, she volunteered at Caro Community Hospital and served as president of the Women’s Auxiliary. Alicelane loved counted cross stitch, reading, and owls. She was a quiet lady not wanting or looking to cause any fuss.

Alicelane is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, James Baas; two children, Mary Alice and Pete Siebigteroth of Louisburg, North Carolina, and John Bruce Baas of Washington, Michigan; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Marianna O’Key; and two brothers, Joel J. Boersema and Donald Gleason.

In keeping with Alicelane’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial gathering will be held at the Ransford Collon Funeral Home in Caro on Sunday, December 9, 2018, from 2-6 p.m. Inurnment will be at White Chapel Memorial Cemetery in Troy at a later date. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the Cal Farley Boys Ranch or Girlstown USA, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, TX 79174-0001 or The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro. Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at

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