Dale J. Baune, 84, of Redwood Falls, passed away surrounded by family on Thursday, May 5, 2022. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Redwood Falls. Visitation will be held from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 9, 2022 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Redwood Falls. Visitation will continue from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Burial will be at St. Catherine’s Catholic Cemetery at a later date.
Arrangements are with Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation Service of Redwood Falls. Condolences may be sent via
Dale Joseph Baune, born July 2, 1937 in Seaforth, Minnesota. Dale was the son of the late Gregor and Elenora (Hammerschmidt) Baune of Wabasso. On March 2, 1957 he was united in marriage to MaDonna Lou Bestick. They were married for 59 years, 11 months, 9 days. To this union they were blessed to have six children Jill, Jay, Joel, Jess, Jody, and Jason. They made their home in Redwood Falls. Dale worked 32 years at Redwood County Highway Department. He was able to retire early in life as a supervisor. Dale was then able to spend time at their lake place on Norway Lake. He enjoyed camping, fishing, doing lots of traveling to different places; cruises. There were many exciting times that were spent with his family, relatives, and friends. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, watching them grow up. He was always willing to help on projects big or small. He always found something to tinker with in his garage whether it was something new/old or taking inventory of his many treasures. He was well known for his honesty and integrity in his dealings with others. Dale will be greatly missed as he will be remembered sitting in the shade with his hat on; with a smile and a wave to all who passed by whether he knew them or not. Blessed be his memory. Dale, 84, passed away surrounded by family on Thursday, May 5, 2022. He is survived by his children; Jill (Rick) Schultz of St. Cloud, Jay (Tami) Baune of Redwood Falls, Joel (Karen) Baune of Redwood Falls, Jess (Sue) Baune of Rochester, Jody (JR) Weddle of Willmar, and Jason (Brenda) Baune of Hutchinson; grandchildren, Jamie (Frank) Bryson, Eric (Kelsey) Schultz, Nick (Alexis) Schultz, Travis (Jill) Baune, Tyler (Callie) Baune, Tanner (Micah) Baune, Jocelyn Baune (special friend, Jeremy Iverson), the late Jordan Joel Baune, Jenna (Mat) Pendleton, Justin (Tricia) Baune, Stephanie Hovland (special friend, Brian Gregerson), Heather (Matt) Gunderson, Katlyn Hovland, Jana (Shandon) Carter, Joshua (Britt) Weddle, Jared Weddle, Jordan (Kayt) Warnke, Jaydan Baune, and Jenilyn Baune; 45 great-grandchildren. Dale came from a family of 9 siblings – Dale is survived by his brothers, Don (Marge) Baune of Silver Bay, Pat (Ruth) Baune of Rochester; his sisters, Shirley Junt of Wasington, Beatrice Riley of Washington, Blanche Rohlik of Illinois, Jane Irlbeck of Springfield, Lorell Riederer of Comfrey; and several nieces and nephews. Welcoming Dale home in Heaven was his wife, MaDonna Lou (Bestick) Baune; his parents, Gregor and Elenora Baune; in-law, Vincent and Florence Bestick; grandson, Jordan Joel Baune; sister, Germaine Dahms; brothers-in-law, Don Dahms, Jerry Riederer, Frank Junt, Lewellyn Riley, Leroy Irlbeck, Wallace Rohlik; and nephew, Dean Rohlik.