Howard L. Baus
Howard L. Baus, age 73, passed away peacefully with his family by his side July 18, 2011. Howard was born September 5, 1937 in Watertown, South Dakota. After graduating from high school Howard moved to the Burien area where he lived until moving to Maple Valley 16 years ago. Howard was a retired Seattle Police Officer and Seattle Seahawks equipment manager. His greatest accomplishment was his 50 year marriage to Luella Baus. Together they had four children: Mark, wife Ann; Steve, wife Renee; Michelle; and Andrea, husband Mike. Howard also leaves nine grandchildren: Kelly, Kristen, David, Taylor, Bryce, Andrew, Elise, Ryan and Jackson. Howard is also survived by his mother Leona Baus; siblings Duane Baus, wife Peg; Sandy Borsheim; Linda King; Suzann Henggeler, husband Jim; and sister-in-law, Joan Baus. Howard was preceded in death by his father, Edward Baus and brother Gordon Baus. A wake service will be held July 29, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be held July 30, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Both will take place at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Covington. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: The Storehouse, 26201 180th Ave. SE, Covington, WA 98042.