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David T. Hedgepath Memorial services for David T. Hedgepath, 51, of Baraboo, Wis., will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday April 26, in the gymnasium at Baraboo High School, 1201 Draper St., Baraboo, with Pastor Mike Lopp and Pastor Ben Seamans of Trinity Baptist Church, Reedsburg, and Pastor Greg Whitaker of Calvary Baptist Church in Rockford officiating. Visitation with a luncheon will follow the memorial service. Born Sept. 12, 1957, in Chicago, the son of Floyd and Virginia (nee Vance) Hedgepath, he passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at Reedsburg Area Medical Center, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a 1976 graduate of Wauconda High School and attended Greenville College in Greenville, Ill., where he received a bachelor's degree of education in 1981. David then continued his education at Edgewood College in Madison, where he received a master's degree in administration/ education in 1991. On Aug. 9, 1980, David was united in marriage to Joyce Witte in Wauconda. Together, they moved to Reedsburg in 1982, where he began his professional career at Sauk Prairie High School and continued as an associate principal at Baraboo High School in 1994. David was very active in the community with the Optimist and Kiwanis Club. He was instrumental in the formation of S.O.S (Save Our Sports) and enjoyed coaching youth basketball and baseball. He worked with the Ignite youth group at the Baraboo High School, and at church youth groups with the congregations he attended. David was a faithful member of Trinity Baptist Church in Reedsburg. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Hedgepath of Baraboo; three children, Traci Hedgepath of Orlando, Fla., Brandon Hedgepath of Crystal Lake and Steve Hedgepath of Baraboo; his parents, Floyd and Virginia Hedgepath of Lexington, Tenn.; brothers and sisters, Phil (Kathy) Hedgepath of Cary, Debbie (Wenzel) Rosler of Wonder Lake, Sherrie (Joe) Dawson of Ingleside, Lisa (Rory) Eckman of Island Lake, Floyd Hedgepath of Ky.; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents. In lieu of flowers, memorials in memory of David may be given to the Boys and Girls Club of Baraboo/Sauk County, P.O. Box 55, Baraboo, WI 53913, the Baraboo Community Scholarship Corporation, P.O. Box 380, Baraboo, WI 53913, Red River Youth for Christ, P.O. Box 3021, Fargo, ND 58108, Sauk Prairie Foundation for Academic Excellence, 105 9th St., Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 or Save Our Sports at Baraboo High School. The Rago-Baldwin Funeral Home, Baraboo, 608-356-4656, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Apr. 17, 2009
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