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“I will remember "Baynsie" fondly during our time at Wisconsin Badger Camp. I can still hear his infectious laugh and will long remember his gentle,...Read More »
1 of 30 | Posted by: Kerry (Meinberg) Franklin - WI

“Joan, I was so very sorry to learn of your son's passing and want you to know I'm thinking of you. ”
2 of 30 | Posted by: Mike Minske - Fairview Park, OH

“Mike will be remembered by me as an intelligent, caring, gracious, classy, dry-witted humor kind of guy. My thoughts and prayers go out to his...Read More »
3 of 30 | Posted by: Liz Green - North Plainfield, NJ

“My condolences go out to the entire Baynes family, after this sudden loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
4 of 30 | Posted by: Bruce Swenson - Orlando, FL

“I had the distinct honor of working side by side with Mike as the Student Life Coordinator at the Minneapolis campus of St. Catherine for 3 years as...Read More »
5 of 30 | Posted by: Courtney Honsa - Mahtomedi, MN

“I remember Mike (MB) as always living up to his beliefs with a smile and word of wisdom. I have several memories with him as he helped me coordinate...Read More »
6 of 30 | Posted by: Cassie Vogt - Minneapolis, MN

“To Mike's Mother and Sister, Know that he honored you every day in how he lived his life and the person that he was. My thoughts are with you. ”
7 of 30 | Posted by: Laura Goodman - Saint Paul, MN

“I thoroughly enjoyed the times I worked with Michael on campus ministry events on the Minneapolis campus. As a former campus minister there, it was...Read More »
8 of 30 | Posted by: Florence Steichen, csj - MN

“MB made a substantial contribution to St. Catherine University and to the life of each of the students, staff and faculty who crossed paths with him....Read More »
9 of 30 | Posted by: Renee Crepeau - Student

“Michael was the first professor I had at St. Kate's; the class he taught was The Reflective Woman. When we started class he introduced himself, and...Read More »
10 of 30 | Posted by: Jo Frazier-Hansen - Monticello, MN

“I was so shocked to hear the news, but you will forever be missed and remebered! I remembered you making a speech @ our graduation, getting things...Read More »
11 of 30 | Posted by: tina - minneapolis, MN - student

“MB was a laid back person he always made sure that all of his residents got along and always kept us smiling! He always made sure that campus felt...Read More »
12 of 30 | Posted by: Tytiana Seay - St. Paul, MN

“I had the pleasure of working with Michael at St. Kate's. I remember the first day I met him, sitting in his office and getting to know each other. ...Read More »
13 of 30 | Posted by: Melissa Woehrle - Boston, MA

“Michael was a pleasure to work with and had such care and compassion for the students at St. Kate's. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and...Read More »
14 of 30 | Posted by: Cabrini Jablon - De Pere, WI

“Footprints on the Heart Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some people move our souls to dance. They awaken us to new understanding ...Read More »
15 of 30 | Posted by: Dauphne Taylor - St. Paul, MN

“Rest in Heavenly Peace... ”
16 of 30 | Posted by: Kendra Sherard - MN

“Mike was a great man to know. He was always smiling and always willing to help a student at St. kates. He made the events more special. He was a very...Read More »
17 of 30 | Posted by: Brenda Teich - Woodbury, MN

“To the family of our wonderful MB, my sympathy and prayers are with you. He was a legend in his own time. I graduated from St. Kate's 12 years ago...Read More »
18 of 30 | Posted by: Jennifer Umphrey - Plymouth, MN

“Professor Baynes was my first teacher when I started back at school in the Weekend Program at St. Kate's. His passion for his teaching and his...Read More »
19 of 30 | Posted by: Molly - Chaska, MN - Student

“Mike was such a pleasure to work with. I had the opportunity to work with him on an AACU team a few years ago. His ability to remember names is...Read More »
20 of 30 | Posted by: Pam Hamre - St Paul, MN

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Professor Baynes. He loved his students and loved being a part of the St. Catherine...Read More »
21 of 30 | Posted by: Jenn - Eden Prairie, MN

“Our hearts go out to you & we know that God will keep you strong. They say time heals, but we found that it doesn't heal so much as it helps you to...Read More »
22 of 30 | Posted by: Donald & Glenda Batt - Hartland, MN

“MB-That name is just as special and unique as the person behind it. You have left us all but you will never be forgotten. It's unfortunate that you...Read More »
23 of 30 | Posted by: Danielle Lee - Oakdale, MN

“Words cannot express how much I will miss you, Michael. You have taught me so much and shared wonderful moments with me. I will keep you in my...Read More »
24 of 30 | Posted by: Pam Wilmouth - Minneapolis, MN

“My condolences to the family, He was an amazing person and I am proud to have gotten to know him over the last four years. He was a big part of my...Read More »
25 of 30 | Posted by: Lori Kozicky - MN

“My thoughts and prayers go out to his family of Professor Baynes. I know he loved you dearly, as he talked about you in class often. I had him as a...Read More »
26 of 30 | Posted by: Jenny Yearneau - Bloomington, MN

“My heart aches for the loss of Professor Baynes! He will be deeply missed by his students, myself included. His smile was infectious and helped me...Read More »
27 of 30 | Posted by: Tina Pearson - East Bethel, MN

“I'm not quite sure what the world will do without such a kind and kindered spirit. To his family I wish peace understanding, and healing; a knowing...Read More »
28 of 30 | Posted by: LaTrinka Owens - minneapolis, MN

“Sympthy & prayers to you and your family.Joannie Howard Friedrich ”
29 of 30 | Posted by: Howard Friedrich - Sioux Falls, SD

“I am so deeply saddened to hear of Michael's passing. My last memory of Mike was hanging out with Mike and many other residence life staff after...Read More »
30 of 30 | Posted by: Carrie Sargent Hersh - Milwaukee, WI


The funeral service for Michael John Baynes of Minneapolis will be held on Friday, July 13, 2012 at 2 PM, at All Saints Catholic Church in New Richland, MN. Father Swamii will officiate. Visitation will be held from 10AM-2PM at the Church prior to the service. Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery in New Richland. A celebration of his life will be held at City Hall following the interment. Friedrich-Bonnerup Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. Michael Baynes passed away on July 6, 2012, in Minneapolis. He was 55 years old. Michael was born on May 25, 1957 in Waseca, MN to Thomas and Joan (Munsch) Baynes. He was raised in New Richland, and attended New Richland-Hartland High School. After graduation, he received his undergraduate degree from Winona State University, and spent time working at the Wisconsin Badger Camp before going on to earn his Masters at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse. After earning his masters, he worked at various colleges, but found his home at Saint Catherine University, where he was the Associate Director of Student Life on the Minneapolis campus and Adjunct Professor. He believed strongly in the potential of his students and was committed to giving them his very best. Michael enjoyed traveling, walking around the lakes of Minneapolis, visiting new restaurants, and had a vast knowledge of classic television. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Michael was very devoted to his beloved mother Joanie, and shared a special bond with his little sister, Kathleen. Michael's message of hope and peace was something he lived, shared, and taught. He is preceded in death by his father, Thomas Baynes; niece, Brianne Baynes; and godchild, Dan Maras. He is survived by his mother, Joan Baynes of New Richland; siblings, Dan Baynes of New Richland, Joe (Lisa) Baynes of Prescott, AZ, Terry (Karen) Baynes of Kiester, MN, John (Karen) Baynes of Minneapolis, and Kathleen (Jay Meehl) Baynes of Minneapolis; nieces and nephews, Ryan Baynes, Dylan Baynes, Jimmy Frey, and Lindsay Frey; niece and godchild, Faith Baynes; godchild, Gavin Berg, and many other loving relatives and friends.

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