By McMahon Funeral Home
Alwin J. Baeten, 86, Humboldt, died Wednesday April 26, 2017 at his home.
He was born August 14, 1930 in Wrightstown to the late John R. and Theodora (Jacobs) Baeten.
On May 30, 1950 he married Shirley Van Iten at SS. Peter and Paul Church, Green Bay. She preceded him in death on October 28, 2016.
Together they farmed in the Town of Humboldt where for thirty of the years together they owned and operated Baeten Trenching.
He was an active member of the Ranger City Riders Snowmobile/ATV/UTV Club and also a member of the Sugarbush Trail Tramps Snowmobile Club. He was active in the Lake Shore Beagle Club, Northeastern WI. Beagle Club, he was a previous member of the New Franken Sportsman Club. Al enjoyed snowmobiling with his friends in the Amberg area, his last adventure in February of 2017. He loved riding his UTV on the trails up north. He was an avid hunter and loved the outdoors.
Survivors include his four children, Pam and Jerry Strand and their three daughters, Dawn (special friend Nick Prevost) Rost, and her daughters, Faith and Anna; Karen (Jason) Miller and their sons, Jordan, Mason, Carson; Heather Strand, and her son Clintin. Donna and Clyde Brunner and their three daughters, Lori (Jason) Dart and their son Jace; Amy (Nicholas) Ullmer and their daughter, Amelia; Tammy (special friend Tony Schuh) Brunner. Marty Baeten and his son, Kenny Baeten. Bev and Gary Reckelberg and their three children, Rebecca (Dan) Van Pay and their children, Aurora and baby expected to arrive in May; Dennis (Lindsey) Reckelberg and their daughter, Viola; Wendy (Jason) Van Pay and their son, Connor. Two sisters in law, Virginia Nickodem and Gladys Habeck; many nieces and nephews.
Alwin was preceded in death by three sons, infant Dennis, infant Gilbert and Stanley Baeten; one great grandson, Alexander Ullmer; his siblings, Norman Baeten, Bernard (Lorraine) Baeten, Gordon (Rosella) Baeten, Clayton (Betty) Baeten, Eugene (Shirley) Baeten, Beatrice (Robert J.) Janssen, Bernice (Lawrence) Vanden Plas; four brothers in law and one sister in law, Armond (Gen) Van Iten, William Van Iten, Antone Nickodem and James Habeck.
Friends may call at McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 2:30 to 6:00 pm, on Sunday, April 30, 2017.
Closing parish rosary 6:00 pm Sunday, with Deacon Bob Miller.
Visitation will continue between 9:30 and 10:45 am on Monday, May 01, 2017 at St. Thomas The Apostle Church, Sugarbush.
Funeral 11:00 am on Monday at the church with Rev. Carlo Villaluz officiating.
Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Humboldt.