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Verdean “Dean” Baerenwald 02/18/2019

Verdean “Dean” Baerenwald 02/18/2019








Verdean “Dean” A. Baerenwald passed peacefully to be with our Heavenly Father on February 18, 2019. Dean was a 35 year veteran of the St. Paul Fire Department and served in the United States Army during the Korean War era. He loved the Lord, his family, and his friends. He was a climber of hills and mountains, traveler of the world, and a great lover of dancing and the outdoors. He especially loved to spend time working the woods and trails on the Wisconsin land he treasured. Dean is preceded in death by his parents Ernie & Tillie Baerenwald, wife Margaret “Marge” Cieminski Baerenwald, sister Jean White, and brother Marlen Baerenwald. He is survived by daughter Darla Joy Dullye (Gary Dullye), son Steven Mark Baerenwald (Lanelle Baerenwald), sister Joan Bauer, very dear friend Connie Wagner, and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held July 27th, 2019 at 11:00 AM, Bakken-Young Funeral Home, 805 E Division Street, River Falls, WI 54022.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.


  • Hilda Trudeau Posted February 22, 2019 9:36 pm

    You have my sincere sympathy in the loss, Prayers for all, Hilda (friend from dancing)

  • Ken and Dee Possin Posted February 23, 2019 12:16 am

    Our sympathy to the family. Dean was one of the first individuals we met after moving to River Falls. A true gentleman who was always a pleasure to see and talk with.

  • Pat Smith, St Paul Fire, Retired Posted February 23, 2019 7:35 pm

    Dean was a great person to work with and to know. He had a wealth of experience in fire fighting and shared it with those of us who came after him. I enjoyed listening to his many stories about his and his family’s experiences. My condolences to the family

  • Orvin Larson Posted February 23, 2019 8:21 pm

    Condolence to family. A great person with whom I will have special memories forever.

  • Richard Timmerman Posted February 23, 2019 10:45 pm

    Dean was both a really good friend as well as mentor for my dad, Merton Timmerman. He had a sincere approach to life which was evidenced in good works and good humor. Goodbye and thank you, Dean.

  • Grayle Berg Posted February 24, 2019 10:42 am

    Sympathy to your family, such a nice person, he enjoyed and took pride in all aspects of life.

  • Steve & Donna (Stender) Retter Posted February 24, 2019 10:10 pm

    Darla & Steven & families, Our sympathy to the family. I remember bible studies with your Mom and Dad at Eastern Heights many years ago. Your Dad’s outlook on life and family is something I will never forget. Thank you for sharing your parents with us.

  • Richard and Gloria HAFEMEISTER Posted February 27, 2019 4:11 am

    sympathy to the family. Dean was a great guy! Richard and Gloria Hafemeister

  • LeRoy & Shirley Gulke Posted February 27, 2019 5:22 pm

    condolence to the family DEAN will be missed by all of us at the dancing jams ,Dean & Connie were a great couple

  • Gary & Carol Dregney Posted March 1, 2019 1:21 pm

    Deepest sympathy to the family, he was such a nice guy and a terrific dancer who really enjoyed life..

  • Bill & Bonnie Sharp Posted March 1, 2019 11:26 pm

    Connie and Dean’s family, we certainly will miss Dean’s great dancing on the dance floor after several years. He will be missed by many. Our deepest sympathy to all.

  • catharine noel Posted March 2, 2019 3:00 am

    May God welcome him with open arms and dancing feet. I will miss him greatly.
    Catharine Noel

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