Delores “DoDo” Baumann

Delores “DoDo” Baumann, 95, died March 29, 2023, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born November 8, 1927, in Wausau, daughter of the late Glen and Clara (Nowak) Kasten.  On June 25, 1949, she married Robert Baumann in Iron Mountain, MI, and he preceded her in death on November 2, 2014. “To all the wonderful neighbors and friends who shared their time and their lives with me, “Thank you”.  Cherish the memories, the good times, and the laughter.  Say a prayer for me, until we meet again.” Anyone who knew her would understand DoDo’s final farewell. Always with a ready smile, she would make the best of any situation, good or bad, and everyone would soon be smiling, too. While caring for her active family, Delores was also active at church, working for special dinners, the Friday Lenten fish fries, and of course, the Polka Fest. Delores was also a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Burns Post No. 388, Wausau.  She supported the club by working bingo evenings, traveling to Veteran’s home in King and working the VFW fair stand. She could have fun or make fun wherever she went.  Beyond all that, there was always a quiet kindness.

Survivors include her children, Carol Baumann, John (Diane), Green Bay, Grace (William) Freitag, Schofield, James (Rita), Manitowoc and Mark (Shelia Butler), Neenah; eight grandchildren, Gregory and Amanda Baumann, Kristin (Brad) Charles, Jordan (Charo) Kopidlansky, Taylor Kopidlansky, Brett and Sheena Butler and Krystal Leon; and 13 great-grandchildren, and 3 great great-grandchildren. Besides her parents and husband, Robert, she was preceded in death by one sister, Phyllis.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 13, 2023 at St. Anne Catholic Church, Wausau. Rev. Tom Lindner will preside.  Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau.  Visitation will be Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services all at the church. In lieu of flowers, please remember “DoDo” and donate to your favorite charity, or do a kindness for someone. Please share your memories online at

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