Fred Lager Obituary
Spencer-Stinemetz Funeral Home, Hill City, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the Graham County Hospital Hospice. Fred L. Lager GRINNELL — Fred L. Lager, 100, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004, at Gove County Medical Center Long Term Care Facility, Quinter. He was born May 18,1903, in St. Louis to John T. and Gertrude (Wesselkamp) Lager. He married Irene Comeau on Sept. 16,1926, in Denver. She died July 23,1982. He married Sally Murphy Baalman on March 3, 1984, in Grinnell. She died Dec. 17,1998. He was a farmer-stockman and petroleum dealer. Survivors include two sons, Alfred "Bud" Lager, Grinnell, and Edwin Lager, El Reno, Okla.; five stepsons, Jim Baalman and Tom Baalman, both of Grinnell, Bob Baalman, Quincy, Calif., Jack Baalman, Utah, and Dan Baalman, Colby; three daughters, Rose Hughes, Oakley, Patricia Hampel, Kingman, and Janet Kaiser, Quinter; a stepdaughter, Rose Anderson, Goodland; 22 grandchildren; four stepgrand- children; 33 great-grandchildren; nine stepgreat-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-great-grand- children. He was preceded in death by a son, LeRoy Lager. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Grinnell; burial in the church cemetery. A rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the church. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the church. Kennedy-Roster Funeral Home, Oakley, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to Masses or hospice.