Owen Neal Baese, age 81, passed away peacefully at his home on January 11, 2020 in Maple Rapids, Michigan. Owen was born October 7, 1938 in Elsie, Michigan. He was one of twelve children born to Onas and Thelma Baese. A memorial will take place at a later date. Burial will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Elsie, Michigan. Online condolences can be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie Chapel.