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Service Information
St. Francis Catholic Church, Buffalo, MN
Saturday, October 2, 2010
1:00 PM

Visitation Information

Dennis Francis Baert, age 71, of Buffalo, Minnesota passed away unexpectedly Monday, Sept. 27, 2010 while hunting in northern Minnesota.

Denny was born July 9, 1939 in Maple Lake, MN to Frank and Ethel (Provo) Baert. He grew up in Maple Lake and moved to Buffalo in 1964.

He was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo where he was an Usher, Eucharistic Minister, past Chairman of the Fall Festival Committee and a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters. He enjoyed playing in Cribbage tournaments at Buffalo Bobs, playing in pool tournaments with the Pool Sharks at the Buffalo Community Center, playing Santa Claus at Boyds Store and he enjoyed dancing. Denny worked for 20 years as a Mechanic at Vic’s Manufacturing until the company relocated. He then worked for 20 years as a custodian with the Buffalo School District before retiring in 2001.

Denny is survived by his wife; Sandi (Dixon) Baert of Buffalo. Children; Paula (John) Hurley, Jeff (Heather) Baert, Sandy (Ben) Horstman, Derek (Kelly) Annis and Stacy (Terry) Bursch. Grandchildren; Jed, Tanner, John, Kenny, Dakota, Darick, Shelby, Rebecca, Brittany, Cali, Gabe and Jakob. Great-grandchildren; Jude, Keegan, Tyler, Hayle and Maddie. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters; Alfred, MaryLou, Phyllis, Joan, Kay and Allen.

Denny is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Ethel (Provo) Baert and first wife, Patricia (Huncha) who passed away October 18, 1997.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 1:00 pm at St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo, Minnesota.

Visitation will be Friday from 3pm to 8pm with a 7 pm Prayer Service all held at St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo. Visitation will continue on Saturday one hour prior to services at the church. Fr. David Hennen will be the Celebrant.

A family interment will be held at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Buffalo, Minnesota.

The family requests you join them at the Buffalo American Legion at 2 pm to share memories, lunch, music and continue the celebration of Denny’s life. Pastor Roger Klemz will be speaking at this Celebration of Life.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made in his memory to the Minnesota Fishing Museum, 304 West Broadway, Little Falls, MN 56345 or to the Wright County Hospice House, P.O. Box 482, Buffalo, MN 55313.

The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo assisted the family with arrangements.

14 Guestbook Entries

  1. Stacy Bursch

    Denny, you were a wonderful, loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. You made my Mom so very happy and for that I will forever be greatful! Love you Denny! Until we meet again…Auf Wiedersehen!

  2. kathy kramer

    Sandy and family,
    Our DEEPEST sympathy in your great loss!!! We are so sad to hear that Dennis has passed away! What a shock!! Be sure to know that our thoughts and prayers will be with you during this obviously difficult time. Love and friendship,
    Kathy Kramer & Kevin Goeb

  3. Kim (Elliott) Bruhn

    Sandy, Jeff and Paula,
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. He was such a nice man. Sandy, it has been since high school that I have seen you but know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Take care,
    Kim Bruhn

  4. Alicia & Chad Stoll family

    Sandi and families,
    Our deepest sympathies in this sad time. May God give you peace as you grieve your loss.

  5. Al and Linda Roetman

    Sandy and Family,
    We are deeply sorry to hear about Denny’s passing. We have some great memories of you both at all the dances. Denny was a great dancer and was always happy gliding across the floor. He was a very special and kind man and we’ll always cherish the friendship he shared. May God comfort you all at this sad and difficult time.
    Al and Linda

  6. Mary Kay Stumpf & Lyle Heaton

    Sandy and family, You have our deepest sympathy in your loss of husband and father. He was a great cousin and man. Always a smile to share with others. God be with you all.

  7. David Caskey & Linda

    Sandy & Families,
    May the memories and love you shared help you through this difficult time. You’re in our thoughts and prayers. David & Linda

  8. Nila Bursheim

    So sorry about your loss of Dennis. May you find comfort in Christ at this time.

  9. Cheri Walhowe Murphy

    Sandi and family; so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. Only time will heal the wounds of sorrow. Just remember the good times that you all shared and this will help you through hard times.

  10. Tom and Kathy Kuzma

    Sandi & family,
    We are so saddened by the sudden death of Dennis. Our prayers and thoughts are with you as you grieve his loss. May the love of Christ and the belief of our Resurrection bring you peace in the days ahead.

  11. Sharon Marquardt

    Sandi, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Kevin and I keep in close touch and he told me. I pray peace for you and your family. Sharon, I still remember how good you were to our families.

  12. Nancy Henson Schroeder

    Sandi and family,

    I send you my heartfelt prayers.

    Nancy Henson Schroeder

  13. Bj Triplett - Lachermeier

    Jeff, sorry to hear about your Dad. I remember him coming in the salon where I worked to get massages. He seemed like a very nice man.

  14. Mary Lou Dankowski

    Denny, you weren’t supposed to go and die before your “older” sister. I miss
    just knowing that you were there. Whose
    back will I scratch, or who will send me
    too funny “old age” reminders on my birthday. I pray Mom, Dad, Lee &
    Ma & Pat welcomed you.
    Love, Mary Lou


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