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David G. Baenen - Departed on Sep 03, 2018 - New Franken, Wisconsin
David G. Baenen - Departed on Sep 03, 2018 - New Franken, Wisconsin

David G. Baenen

Born in New Franken, Wisconsin on Oct 26, 1960

Died on Sep 03, 2018 and resided in New Franken, Wisconsin

David G. Baenen, 57, died Monday, September 3, 2018, following a brief illness.  He was born October 26, 1960, in New Franken, to Merlin and Fatima (Traverso) Baenen. 

David was  a graduate of Premontre High School, Class of 1979.  In 1980, he joined the U. S. Army and was stationed in Fort Hood, Texas as a radar technician.  Following his time in the service, he served his electrician apprenticeship at Baenen Electric working for his father.  He later started his own business, The Electric Company.  On November 15, 1986, David married Debbie Steiner at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Forestville by Father Steve Scherer.  David loved the outdoors and going deer hunting. One of his passions in life was stock car racing and he raced from 1998 to 2014.

David is survived by his children, Dustin Baenen (life partner Rhiannon LaFortune), Logan Baenen, Brandy Baenen (special friend Andrew Mineau); his dog, “Damka-The Dragon Slayer”; his parents, Merlin and Fatima Baenen; his sisters and a brother, Gloria Baenen, John (Ann) Baenen, Kristine (Steve) Berken; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason Street, on Sunday from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Friends may also call at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 3009 Bay Settlement Road, on Monday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Monday, at the church, with Abbot Gary Neville, O. Praem officiating.  In lieu of flowers, other expressions of sympathy would be appreciated.  On-line condolences may be made to the Baenen family by going to www.prokowall.com.

The Baenen family extends a sincere word of thanks to the caring staff of Aurora BayCare Medical Center, and to Angela Kline for all that she did for David and his family.


Visitation: Sunday Sep 9, 2018, 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Proko-Wall Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial: Monday Sep 10, 2018, 11:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church

Visitation: Monday Sep 10, 2018, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church

Served by Proko-Wall Funeral Director: Carl Pauc

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