Shirley William Baird
M, b. May 20, 1928, d. June 1, 2010
- Birth: Shirley William Baird was born on May 20, 1928.
- Marriage: He was married on June 18, 1949 in Howard, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: He died on June 1, 2010, at age 82, in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
- Note: Shirley William Baird, age 82, of Chilton passed away on June 1, 2010 at the Calumet Medical Center in Chilton. He was born May 20, 1928, near Melrose, WI, son of the late Irvine & Olga (Arneson) Baird. Shirley was a graduate of Melrose High School, class of 1946. Following graduation, he enrolled in the Farm Short Course in Madison for DHIA Milk Testing. He began milk testing in Brown County where he met his wife, Rosemary Tilque. He and Rosemary were married on June 18, 1949 at St. John the Baptist Church in Howard. In 1952, the couple moved to Chilton and Shirley continued to do milk testing for 4 more years. He began working for Wisconsin Public Service as a gas serviceman and after 34 years of service, he retired in 1990. During his life in Chilton, Shirley also worked as a part time deputy for the Calumet County Sheriffs Department and was a former president of the Calumet County Deputy Sheriffs Association. In 1972 he started Westside Sales, where he sold tires and repaired cars. This was Shirley's favorite past time and he continued his hobby until May of 2007. In his retirement years, he also enjoyed traveling with his wife to many places in many different areas. Survivors include his wife of 62 years: Rosemary; his children: Richard (Bea) Baird, Ginny (Gerry) Buechel, Pat (Mike) Miller all of Chilton, Sue Baird of Neenah, Judy (Melvin) Mathes of Chilton; 10 grandchildren: Chris (Jamie) Baird of Green Bay, Nickole Burr of Eau Claire, Staff Sergeant, USMC, Mark (Chrystal) Baird of Ramona, CA, Mindy (Alberto) Guardado of Oceanside, CA, Lynda (Randy) Karls, Jeff (Stacey) Buechel, Dan (Stacy) Buechel, Shelley (Phil) Schlude, all of Chilton, Jason Miller of Kaukauna, Brad Miller of Chilton; 11 great grandchildren: Danielle & Heather Karls, Dylan Buechel, Gavin & Ty Buechel, Makenna Schlude, Sierrah, Winter & Tallon Baird, Elizabeth & Alberto Guardado; 1 step great grandchild: Courtney; a sister: Alice Stuhr of Melrose; 2 brothers: Merlin (Janice) Baird of Melrose, Don (Ruth) Baird of Galesville; and his brothers and sisters-in-law: Frances Tilque of Spokane, WA, Elmer Tilque of Appleton, Lawrence (Barbara) Tilque of Howard, Kathleen Pikulski of Olean, NY. He was preceded in death by his parents; sons: Robert & Michael Baird; brothers & sisters-in-law: Don Stuhr, Don Tilque, Ed Pikulski & Jeannette Tilque. Funeral service will be at 11:30 AM on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church (54 E. Main St.) in Chilton. Burial will follow in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Friday, June 4, 2010 and on Saturday at the church from 9:30 AM until 11:15 AM. A vigil service will be held Friday evening at 7:30 PM at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established in the name of Shirley W. Baird.
Stephen James VandenHeuvel
M, b. July 6, 1953, d. March 17, 2015
- Birth: Stephen James VandenHeuvel was born on July 6, 1953 in Hillsboro, Vernon Co, Wisconsin.
- Divorce: He was divorced.
- Marriage: He was married in 1975.
- Death: He died on March 17, 2015, at age 61.
- Note: MADISON
Stephen James Vanden Heuvel, 61, of Madison passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 after a lengthy illness, surrounded by his family and friends. He died peacefully, though not without first waging a valiant battle, with lion-like courage, humor, grace, and love.
Stephen was born on July 6, 1953 in Hillsboro WI, to Joan (Sandman) and Norbert Vanden Heuvel. He moved to Madison in 1955, where he spent most of his life, save for a brief time in Carlsbad, CA. He married Jody Staples in 1975 and though they later divorced their daughter Jessica has been the greatest source of pride and joy in his life. On Christmas Day, 2013 Jessica gave birth to a son, Lane Sweetland. During the months of cancer treatment the prospect of traveling to California to visit his grandson sustained him.
Stephen graduated from the Wisconsin School of Electronics and began his career in cable communications. He was known as The Cable Dog (aka Weasel) at Cross Country Cable. His beloved niece Beth described him perfectly: sweet, wild, stubborn, funny, mischievous, and generous, all rolled into one amazing human being. His Christmas Eve fireworks display over a local lake will be long remembered by his nephews, Joe and Ben. His great passion outside his family, however, was and always will be the Packers.
As the second of eight children Stephen developed an uncanny ability to convince his younger brothers, friends and co-workers to go along with his many Pied Piper schemes. He was whip smart with a wicked sense of humor that was never cruel. He shared his mother's incisive wit and was a master of comedic timing and facial expressions.
At his father's 90th birthday in October 2014 Stephen described how his father had become his best friend. He accompanied his father (a bombardier in WWII) on a Badger Honor Flight. At a 2014 air show his father flew in a B17 and Stephen in a B25.
Stephen is survived by his daughter Jessica (Chris Sweetland), grandson Lane; father, Norbert; siblings Kathleen, Mary (Paul Blend), Mike (Tracy), John (Bridget Murray), Bob, Jane (Mick Richards), Dan (Cindy); nieces Elizabeth (Rob O'Shaughnessy, Aengus) Rebekah (Ray Hibbert); nephews Nick, Joe, Ben and countless friends, including Jodee Cox, Audray Keller and his guardian angels Bob & Brenda Ryan. His mother, Joan, and his grandparents George and Rika Vanden Heuvel and R.D. and Maxine Sandman preceded him in death.
A memorial gathering will be from 1:00 PM till 3:00 PM on Sunday March 22, 2015 at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison with a time of sharing memories of Stephen at 2:00 PM. --the wearing of Packer gear is encouraged.
A memorial Mass will also be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Monday March 23, 2015 at OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 401 S. Owen Dr. Madison.
An organ donation made it possible for him to meet his grandson and he was deeply grateful to his donor and family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to The Restoring Hope Transplant House.
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