Dale M. Barbiaux (1953 - 2013)

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Barbiaux, Dale M.

Dale M. Barbiaux, 59, longtime resident of Green Bay, died Monday, May 20, 2013. He was born July 15, 1953, to Donald and Rita Barbiaux.

Dale was approached by Cerebral Palsy, Inc. to be their next Executive Director and he wanted to end his career doing something for the community as a rewarding experience working for a non-profit organization. At CP he had a compassion for helping some of the most vulnerable in the community, and could use his extensive business background to make a lasting impact. He was the Executive Director of Cerebral Palsy, Inc. for three years, retiring upon onset of his disease. During two of those years, he acted as the Producer of the Annual CP Telethon, along with many of the outstanding staff to realize record fundraising goals. He previously worked at Robert W. Baird in the Stary/Barbiaux Group of Private Wealth Management as a Financial Advisor, earning, in his first year at Baird, the Financial Advisor Associate of the Year Award. He also previously worked at Paper Converting Machine Company as Vice President of Tax and Corporate Secretary for 31 years.

Dale was a nine year board member and Past President of Cerebral Palsy, Inc., member of Green Bay Jaycees, Past President of the Board for The Literacy Council of Brown County, member of the Rotary Club of Green Bay, The Tax Executives Institute, The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and The Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

In his spare time he taught Accounting at NWTC. Dale truly enjoyed his family, especially his new granddaughter, whom he called "Peanut". He was an avid golfer and had three holes in one, all at the Brown County Golf Course.

Dale is survived by his devoted wife, Mary Barbiaux; his son, Eric Barbiaux and his wife, Vanessa White, Tucson, AZ; his son, Ryan Barbiaux, Milwaukee; his daughter, Kristen Barbiaux and her husband, Jake Spees, Appleton; a granddaughter, Rosemary Barbiaux Spees; a sister, Carol (Bob) Martin, West Bend; a brother, Mike (Barb) Barbiaux, New London; his mother-in-law, Rose Marie Laurent; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Norma Hallet, Jerome Laurent, Sue (Andy) Lefevre, Alice (Todd) Renard, Nancy (Steve) Demsien, Kay (Jim) Peronto; uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Dale will be greatly missed by these people and his CP family, his golf buddies and many business associates whom he befriended with his outgoing personality, and his keen sense of humor.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Don and Rita Barbiaux; his grandparents; his father-in-law, Walter Laurent, Jr.; uncles, aunts and cousins.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. A Parish Wake Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Friends may also call at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2040 Hillside Lane, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, with Rev. Mark P Vander Steeg officiating. Entombment will be in Allouez Catholic Mausoleum. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established to benefit Unity Hospice and Cerebral Palsy, Inc.

Dale and Mary were blessed to have many wonderful friends, family and business associates in their lives, and their vast outpouring of love and support has been truly remarkable and will never be forgotten. We want to especially thank those who came every week to visit with Dale while Mary went out to volunteer at the Cerebral Palsy Center, especially Alice Renard, Steve Herzog, Steve Schuchart and Kathy Martin, and to Amy Sorenson in his final days. Thank you to our CP family, Green Bay Oncology staff, Dr. Matthew Ryan, St Vincent Hospital staff, Unity Hospice staff, (especially Yvette), for their care and compassion in his final days.

Your loving wife, Mary says "Thanks for the great ride" in our 37 years of marriage. You protected me, loved me and amazed me with your constant sense of humor. I am so proud of all you have accomplished, especially all your dedication to the community in your time directing at Cerebral Palsy, Inc. You kept your renowned sense of humor throughout your illness, even to the end, often surprising nurses, techs or anyone who took care of you. I hope you get to golf again and eat all the vanilla ice cream you can. I will whole heartedly love you and truly miss you always.

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Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from May 22 to May 24, 2013
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