- July 31, 1954 - April 7, 2012
- De Pere, Wisconsin
of Daniel's Passing
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Memories & Candles
Mr Baker was my Cross Country coach back in '94 and '95. I was never a top runner but that didn't matter to coach Baker. He taught me that what mattered was that I gave everything I had and had a positive attitude. Through cross country he taught his athletes life lessons that we are passing on to our children. I am one of the many who are forever grateful for the opportunity to have been impacted by such an amazing man. My thoughts and prayers are with Mr Baker's family and friends.
Posted by: Amy (Danen) Olson - Locust Grove, WI Oct 23, 2011
An extraordinary man who has impacted so many lives. Coach Baker's unfailing positivity is something to be admired and emulated. He will truly be missed. Jill, Hilary, and Kevin, you're in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by: Amie Bressers - Madison, WI Oct 23, 2011
I did not have Mr Baker as a coach, but I did have him as a teacher a long time ago. He was my favorite teacher because he was always happy and it was inpossible to fail in his class. He was always in good spirits and everyone adored him. My condolences to his family especially Kevin, Lauren, Lilly, and Macy. He will be missed.
Posted by: Traci Gossen - De Pere, WI Oct 23, 2011
We are sorry to hear of your loss. Dan will be sadly missed. He was a great inspiration on many. Carol and Ed
Posted by: Carol (Baker) and Ed Alonen - Hurley, WI Oct 23, 2011
Dear Kevin -- your dad was awesome. I loved that he made Marketing 101 fun; I loved that he led DECA; and I loved that I ran into him and Mr. Boyd on a Badger game day in Madison two years after HS graduation when I was clearly intoxicated and clearly underage (and they were clearly fine with it). I loved that he encouraged me to try pole-vaulting for the two weeks I attempted track my junior year, even though
Posted by: Melissa Sandgren (Missy) - Cambridge, MA Oct 23, 2011
He was an amazing teacher and coach. He'll be missed by many and now the angel watching over so many. You are at peace and with our Lord. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Baker family. Mr. Baker your loved by so many R.I.P.
Posted by: Tammy Vander Loop Longlais - De Pere, WI Oct 23, 2011
Coach Baker, Thank you for being apart of my life and like a second dad to me. You imprinted my heart with blessings and I will forever be Greatful. I celebrate your life and lift your family up in continued prayer. I love you coach!! Partain
Posted by: Danielle Partain - WI Oct 23, 2011
Words cannot describe the positive impact Mr. Baker had on many, many lives. I for one would have never ran cross country if it wasn't for him, and I would have chosen softball over track. As the saying goes "Everything happens for a reason" I now know that I'm so blessed to have had 4 wonderful years with the best coach and teacher I've ever had. I would not be the person I am today without him. I will miss
Posted by: Jenna Treml - Madison, WI Oct 23, 2011
My most sincere condolences go out to Mr. Baker's family. Although I was not in any of his classes he always treated me and everyone else with respect when saying hi in the hallway. One of the best role models that I am sad to see laid to rest.
Posted by: Samuel R. Cloud - Waukesha, WI Oct 23, 2011
Whether you knew him or not, Coach Baker was and will continue to be a truly inspiring individual. Thank you Baker family for sharing with us this opportunity to celebrate Mr. Baker's life, legacy, and spirit. I have many fond memories from four years of track and cross country. Thank you Coach for your belief, support, encouragement, and high expectations! I continue to carry one of many torches you ignited and hope I can inspire and have a positive impact
Posted by: Nick Vertz - Beaver Dam, WI Oct 23, 2011