Baeten, James "Jim"
James Albert "Jim" Baeten, age 77, of Wrightstown, was born into eternal life on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 following a brief illness. Born on August 28, 1936, he was the son of John C. and Marie (VanderHeiden) Baeten. He married Carol Winkler on August 25, 1962 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Greenleaf, and together they shared 51 years of marriage. Jim worked as a pipefitter for Thilmany Pulp and Paper until his retirement in August of 1998. In addition to hunting, fishing, woodworking, gardening and NASCAR, Jim enjoyed spending time with the grandchildren, having lunch with the Romeo group, Canada trips and pumpkin ball. He was a lifetime member of St. Clare Parish, and a long-time member of the cemetery board.
Survivors include his wife, Carol, children: Mike (Becky) Baeten of Wrightstown and Sue (Dave) Diedrick of De Pere; grandchildren: Matt, Stephanie and Mark Baeten, Sarah, James, Marah and Richard Diedrick, as well as one great-grandchild, Emmett James Diedrick. He is further survived by his brothers and sisters: Clayton Baeten, Rita Martzahl and John Baeten; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Helen Baeten, Shirley Baeten, Jackie and Randy Renon, Sr. Mary Kaye Winkler, many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.
In addition to his parents, John and Marie, Jim was preceded in death by his siblings: Robert (Sally) Baeten, Marv Baeten, Aggie (Doc) Ganzyke, Leona (Bob) Merkel, Maureen Baeten, Ed Baeten, brother-in-law, Jack Martzahl, sister-in-law, Catherine Baeten, and a nephew, Ron Martzahl.
Family and friends may visit at St. Clare Parish-St. Paul Site, Wrightstown, on Sunday, August 3, from 4-8pm, with a parish prayer service at 7:30pm. Visitation will continue on Monday, at the church, from 9:00am until the hour of Mass at 11:00am with Fr. Carl Meulemans officiating. Cotter Funeral Home, 532-4366, is assisting the family.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Cancer Team at Fox Valley Hematology and Oncology, the medical staff at St. Elizabeth Hospital and St. Vincent Home Health Care for the care and concern given to Jim.
Cotter Funeral Home
860 North Webster Avenue De Pere, WI 54115
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from July 30 to Aug. 3, 2014