Kenneth Eugene Bauldry, 83, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Friday afternoon, February 24, 2017 at Bornemann Nursing Home in Green Bay after suffering a stroke two weeks ago.
He was born July 13, 1933 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of the late Harry Sr. and Avila (Trepanier) Bauldry. Ken graduated from Sevastopol High School with the Pioneer class of 1951. He sailed on the Great Lakes before serving his country with the United States Army in Austria and Germany from 1954 until 1956. Ken was very proud that his family’s service to our country’s military spanned the last five generations of Bauldrys.
On February 23, 1957, he was united in marriage to Harriet Vivian Coel at St. Phillip’s Catholic Church in Green Bay. They were blessed with 60 years of marriage.
Following Ken’s service to our country, he was employed with Western Electric then later with Wisconsin Bell. He retired from working in telephone service technology in 1984 and was able to enjoy time on the golf course, tending to his garden, hunting, and walking. Those who knew Ken were probably visited and gifted each harvest season with a bag full of freshly-picked vegetables. He loved hunting with his boys and family friends.
Ken was a natural athlete and naturalist. He loved being outdoors, and he loved to play baseball. Winning many trophies and honors in high school as a pitcher continued for years after in the Door County League. Ken continued playing while in the service where he was recognized as a great arm and pitched for his base touring around Europe in the Army League. When he was honorably discharged, Ken was a valued player in the Green Bay Fast Pitch League where he pitched for the Parish Printing team. He was a talented golfer and played in many Door County Golf leagues. Ken also worked for the Bertschinger Family at the Alpine Golf Course in his retirement, a golf course where he caddied as a child, walking down the bluff to the golf course from the Bauldry Family Farm.
Ken was a valued and wonderful part of the staff and became part of the family at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay in the 2000s as he helped on many visitations, funerals, and also in caring for the funeral home facilities and grounds for over 10 years.
He and Harriet were members of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay. Ken was also a member and former Post Commander of the VFW Post #3088 in Sturgeon Bay.
He will be deeply missed by his beloved wife, Harriet; six children, Mark (Val) Bauldry of Jacksonport, Lori “Dede” (Jeff) Process of Green Bay, Todd (Chris) Bauldry of Sturgeon Bay, Scott (Laurie) Bauldry of Jacksonport, Craig Bauldry of Long Beach, CA, Corey Bauldry of Sturgeon Bay; 15 grandchildren, Gwenn Bauldry of Eugene, OR, Jessie Bauldry of Minneapolis, MN, Aron Bauer of Nibley, UT, Brady Bauer of Woodinville, WA, Cody Bauer of Omro, Kailey Bauldry of Sturgeon Bay, Kyle Bauldry of Sturgeon Bay, Emma Clark of Forestville, Megan Karnopp and Amanda Karnopp of Green Bay, Rosy Bauldry of San Francisco, CA, Essie Bauldry of Sacramento, CA, Nickole Bauldry of La Quinta, CA, Brandt Bauldry of Seattle, WA, Mason Bauldry of Sister Bay; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Harlan (Patty) Bauldry of Egg Harbor; three sisters in-law, Ginger Bauldry, Norma Bauldry, Susie Bauldry; two brothers-in-law, Ronnie Daubner, and Jon Schneeberger; Harriet’s family, in-law’s, Margie Van Ness of New Franken, Barbara Jandrain of Green Bay, Alvin Vaness of New Franken, Joseph (Jeanette) Coel of Waterford. Also many nieces and nephews.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Harry Jr., Howard, Donald (at age 15), Vincent, Myron, and Gene; three sisters, Arzettta (Bob) Witalison, Leila Faye Daubner, Lucille Schneeberger.
Ken’s life will be honored with a Mass of Christian Burial held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Military honors by the United States Army and the VFW Post #3088 will follow at the cemetery. Ken will be laid to rest in St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum.
Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with a parish wake service to be prayed at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue at church, Wednesday morning, from 10:30 a.m. until the time of Mass.
Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Ken may be shared with his family through his tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.