My deepest condolences to all in Steve’s Family. So many wonderful memories of Steve growing up on the farm and later at the family reunions getting caught up with everyone. Steve and I had such a great time and shared many of his & my life stories at the last family reunion at Cathy & Mike’s. Laughed and giggled like 2 little kids again. Wonderful memories Steve’s Sons shared were so special. Thanks for sharing as we all know what a great man your Dad was and my prayers are with all of you. Linda & Karen my sympathy to you & your families as Steve was a special brother to you both as well. God Bless to all.
Our hearts goes out to the whole Baumgartner families. Steve was such a kind, caring, fun loving person. Today and always, may the fond memories bring you peace, support, and strength.
Gary & Laurie Grimm
As young girls, my sisters and I, along with our parents, enjoyed many memorable times with Aunt Ellen, Uncle Mike, Linda, Steve, Karen, and little Mark. Steve was often working with Uncle Mike, but we were always happy to see him come in from the fields or doing chores because he was so good to us. Our family all looked up to him because of his willingness to work hard, his kind manner, and warm smile. Once when we were visiting the farm, one of my sisters hurt her foot. Steve heard her crying, stopped what he was doing, and calmly carried her into Aunt Ellen's and Uncle Mike's beautiful kitchen. He helped to clean up my sister's foot, dry her tears, and made her laugh so hard that she forgot all about her injury. We will forever remember Steve's gentle smile, kindness, and strong faith. He truly made the world a better place for all who had the opportunity to meet him. Rest peacefully, Steve.
Our prays go out to Steve's family and close friends.
When Steve was around he always had a friendly hello for you and an amazingly bright smile on his face. He will be dearly missed !
I worked with Steve at NuArt for years and got used to his easy smile and manner, regardless of weather, traffic or his own physical struggles. He was an inspiration to all of his coworkers and we were all blessed to have known him.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Dear Danny and Brian; my heartfelt condolences in the loss of your Dad..
I just talked with him a week and a half ago. We had a great conversation about our health concerns and life in general, for over an hour.
From the early 70's; Steve with my brother Mark and I went on many hunting anfd fishing trips..
We even got him to join us in a Wyoming Mule Deer hunt.
Mostly; he came up-north to our cottage at Pickerel Lake for fishing, duck hunting and deer hunting.
Lots of great memories!!
He was always unselfish and willing to help in any way. Remember how he helped me pour concrete for two kennels at my previous Milwaukee homes.
Then there was the time Mark and I had him along for a turkey/duck hunting trip to Iowa County, Wi. Steve got wind of a river boat casino in Dubuque, Iowa ( 30 miles away) and that turned into a long night as he got his "poker face" on. It was fun !!
He was a hard working, no nonsense man that was always a pleasure to hang with.
As I notice an Eagle soaring high in the Northwoods sky; I'm reminded of a local
Chippewa saying....that it is a sign of a loved one's soul being carried to Heaven.
....He will be missed......
We will certainly miss that smiley face and hearing you walk into work each time saying "Steve's here". You were loved by so many clients that would call to see if Steve can come by to see them next time you were in area for a hug and smile. You were a very hard worker and great person all around. Fly high with the angels and until we meet again, Rest in Heaven.
Steve was always so happy, and such a fighter. He will be missed by all
My, Our hearts go out to all of Steve's family. Life isn't always fair, is it? Steve was a person we all loved with his loving and fun personality. May God Watch Over All Of You.
My deepest sympathies to the family. Steve was a very special guy. JE was kind, giving, and just fun to be around. He will be missed by many. Hopefully the fond memories of his wonderful demeanor and kind heart will sustain you.
A wonderful cousin who is etched in our hearts. Thank you Steve. God Bless!
I failed to mentioned not only does Steve join his Mom & Dad but many other Aunts & Uncles, plenty to have a lot of ball games :)
I'll forever recall growing up as kids when we'd meet at Grandpa's & A. Laura's. Uncles, Aunts & many of us cousins would head to the Dodgeville Park to play and always we'd all have a ball game. Then years later we'd meet at Steve's Mom & Dad's (A.Ellen & U.Mike) & have a great time. Again, never did we NOT have a ball game in that big front yard. We even expanded to the field across the road a few times. Now in HEAVEN Steve has joined 5 of the 35 awesome cousins. God Bless !!! Pic from Family Reunion October 2010..
Steve was a good guy and a good friend. Condolences all who knew him. Quick to smile with good sense of humor. Handled his problems with a lot of grace.
Sending Steve's family my heartfelt sympathy. May he R.I.P.
(Charlene Irwin's daughter)
My deepest sympathy to you and the entire family.
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.