- July 31, 1954 - April 7, 2012
- De Pere, Wisconsin
of Daniel's Passing
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Memories & Candles
Dear Baker family, I was the West De Pere track coach for 11 years.(1980-1990) I remember first meeting Dan and I couldn't believe he had just given one of my athletes some advise-good advise at that! In those years of coaching, we did get to know each other as coaches and I appreciated his humor and positive attitude. He made a big impact on my life. I know I am a better person today because of Dan. He was truely
Posted by: Mary Buchholz - Green Bay, WI Apr 15, 2012
I graduated De Pere High in 1987. I was in Mr. Baker's business class. He was always so positive and I wanted to do my best in his class and I did. He believed in me and I knew it. You will be missed and thank you. God bless you and your family.
Posted by: Jim Plouff - De Pere, WI Apr 14, 2012
Baker family, My deepest condolences to you and your family at this hard time. You are in my prayers each and every day that you gain the strength to continue on. Mr. Baker was one of the most inspirational people I have ever met; he never ever let me quit, whether it was cross country, track, or at school, he was always pushing me to my best. I have always looked up to Mr. Baker and I hope to one
Posted by: Olivia Derricks - De Pere, WI Apr 13, 2012
Jill and family; Very sorry to hear of the passing of Dan. My wife and I were shocked to see this on the local TV news. Dan was a great guy. I remember him well from HS. He was always so upbeat and cheerful, never a bad word. Although we never stayed in contact much since HS, I enjoyed visiting with him at the class reunions. We will miss seeing him at this summer's event. Please accept our sympathies. Mark & LuAnn Finco
Posted by: Mark Finco - Sobieski, WI Apr 12, 2012
Dearest Jill and family of Dan, Michelina and I are very sorry for the loss of Dan from your lives. I did not know Dan well, but he was always very nice to me and seemed to have a positive and happy energy about him, a welcoming man at heart. We can't ever replace the people we love, but we can remember their kindness and their way and take them with us. Love is the greatest shaping instrument in the
Posted by: Roger Dier - Oshkosh, WI Apr 12, 2012
Mr. Baker will forever hold a special place in our hearts. His vibrant, caring nature will live on in all who knew him. Our deepest sympathies to your family.
Posted by: Dan & Jeanne McKenna - Carmel, IN Apr 11, 2012
Coach Baker was a wonderful, caring, and encouraging man. The first time I spoke with him was at a track meet to see my grandson Austin run. Right away I could see why my grandson thought so much of Coach Baker. He was nothing but personable and very encouraging about how well he was doing, how far he had come and how sure he would have a bright future. Coach Baker was very positive in everything he said and did.
Posted by: Suzanne Collins - Green Bay, WI Apr 11, 2012
Our condolences to the entire Baker family. Our family has been so blessed to have known Dan as a great teacher, coach and friend. We will miss his smile and laugh. May God be with you. What a great and inspiring man Mr. Baker was!
Posted by: Mike, Darlene, Stephanie, Kimberly, and Jennifer Smits - De Pere, WI Apr 11, 2012
Mr. Baker, you are truly an amazing man. Your smile, laugh and voice always lit up the room. You had the most upbeat personality and always had a smile on your face. You will never be forgotten. You will be missed by so many. My deepest sympathy to the Baker family!
Posted by: Nicole (Capelle) Kempen - De Pere, WI Apr 11, 2012
Rest in Peace. I will miss you. Amy Smith
Posted by: Amy Smith - Westerville, OH Apr 11, 2012