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Gary Baillargeon 06/06/2021

Gary Baillargeon 06/06/2021

Gary Baillargeon, 81 died peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, June 6th, 2021 at Deerfield in New Richmond, WI.

Gary was born September 1st, 1939 to Hansel and Oveila (Mullen) Baillargeon.  Gary grew up on the Baillargeon family farm between New Richmond and Somerset.   He attended UW-River Falls for Business Agriculture and took over the family farm as the 3rd generation farmer with his wife Bonnie (Larson) after they married on June 18th, 1960.

Gary created a life of hard work, family fun, community service and made wonderful memories with family and friends.  He was known as a hard worker, dedicated to his profession in the farming community.

Gary later went into the real estate business at Century 21.  Gary was a faithful servant serving his church and community.  He served on various boards which included St. Anne’s Church, New Richmond School District, New Richmond Golf Club and was instrumental in bringing 9 more holes to the course.

God created a wonderful man with a huge heart and desire to make the world smile and laugh through his jokes, pranks and fun!! Recently a book was written about Gary and out of 80 wonderful messages and stories, the majority included a prank, a laugh and his heart of gold! The other stories were of Gary’s generous heart, compassion, work ethic and honesty (in between the jokes) which have been God’s gift to all of us.

Gary is preceded in death by his infant son, Brian Gary Baillargeon along with parents Hansel and Oveila (Mullen) Baillargeon and sisters Joy Giese and Beth Ulrich.

Gary is survived by his wife, Bonnie and children, Debbie (Bill) Brennan, Dan (Jenni) Baillargeon, Dave Baillargeon and Gary Jr. along with his grandchildren, Tyler (Nicky Wade) Brennan, Zach Brennan, Reed Baillargeon, Bennett Baillargeon and Hope Baillargeon along with his most precious dog, Kooper!  He is also survived by his sisters, Jan (John) Hess and Cheri (Jim) Gutting, brother-in-law, Dick (Joy) Ulrich and brother-in-law, Bob (Jan) Larson along with many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Memorial services were held at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Somerset, WI on Friday June 11th at 11:00.  There was a visitation from 9-11 prior to the Christian Mass.  A luncheon followed at the New Richmond Golf Club from 12:30-2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.  Gary’s service was recorded an available to view on this page.

Gary’s family will be forever grateful to The Deerfield staff for their love and compassion, along with family and friends who all walked beside Gary and his family.

Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.




  • Cheryl Meyer-Fellinger Posted June 7, 2021 4:48 pm

    Deepest Sympathy’s to the entire Baillargeon Family. Gary always had a smile and a hello to anyone he saw. Prayers to you all at this difficult time.

  • Patricia Wienke Posted June 7, 2021 7:26 pm

    So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Praying for you all. ♥️🙏

  • Heather (Boucher)Brunner Posted June 7, 2021 7:38 pm

    So sorry to read this tonight. Gary was a great person I bought property thru him and enjoyed his jokes and laughter. My dad really enjoyed visiting with Gary. He will be missed by all.

  • Carol zehnder Posted June 7, 2021 7:52 pm

    Sorry for your loss!

  • Sandy Sievert Posted June 7, 2021 9:19 pm

    Bonnie and Kids……..I am so sorry to hear this. I always enjoyed running into Gary at the golf course. He and his group always wanted to follow my group to see if they could drive into us! Many jokes and pranks pulled. Many prayers for peace for all of you. May the years of wonderful memories ease your loss. My deepest sympathy, love and prayers. Sandy

  • Susie Santer Posted June 8, 2021 4:45 am

    Gary was a fun loving guy. A friend who could make you smile and laugh everyday day. He will be missed by so many people. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this difficult time.

  • Mary Skadahl Posted June 8, 2021 8:46 am

    Our sincere sympathies to your whole extended family Debbie. Love and Hugs from The Skadahl Family in Eau Claire

  • Mike and Sue Ebner Posted June 9, 2021 11:47 pm

    We are sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Kay and Jim Brennan Posted June 10, 2021 3:45 pm

    Oh Bonnie, we are so sorry to hear this news. What a beautiful tribute to Gary and your life together at the end of his obituary. We send our sympathy and condolences.

  • Janet Hopkins Posted June 11, 2021 8:05 am

    Bonnie so sorry to hear of Gary’s death. My memories of Gary and his smile. He touched the lives of many.

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