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Arden Baeseman Obituary

Arden  F. Baeseman
Arden F. Baeseman

November 2, 1938 - April 10, 2018
Born in Wausau, Wisconsin
Resided in Edgar, Wisconsin


Arden Frederick Baeseman, 79, Edgar died peacefully in his home surrounded by this family on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

Arden was born on November 2nd, 1938 in Edgar, Wisconsin, son of the late Arnold and Elsie (Umnus) Baeseman the youngest of seven children. Arden married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life the late Joan Wagner on November 12th, 1959 at St. John Catholic Church in Edgar. Joan passed away on July 10, 2010. Arden was a graduate of the Edgar High School class of 1956.

In his life, Arden served the 37th Division National Guards in Wausau from 1960-1963. During this time he was stationed in Washington at Fort Lewis. When he and his wife returned from Washington, he took over his father’s business, Edgar Implement, Inc., until it closed in 1976. Afterwards, Arden continued to sell farm equipment for Swiderski Equipment in Mosinee. Arden had many hobbies over the years including hunting, camping, and snowmobiling. He also had several hobbies that involved his love of farming including collecting and restoring antique toy tractors, raising beef cattle, and collecting and restoring International Harvester tractors. Many of these tractors had been featured and displayed at the annual North Central Antique Steam and Gas Engine Show on the Kurt Umnus farm where Arden’s mother grew up. A source of great pride for Arden was when his prototype 1943 Frame-All A tractor was featured in the National Red Power Show in Madison. An article on his tractor was featured in a book about International Harvester Tractors.

Arden is survived by his seven children including his two daughters Kim Ninabuck (Scott), Birnamwood, Jody (Steve Schlei), Wausau; five sons Arden Fredrick, Jr. (Cara) and Richard (Lisa), both of Edgar, Scott, Highland Park, Illinois, Aaron (Sommer), Edgar, and Zachary (Rebecca), Waupaca; 17 grandchildren: Mollie Jo Baeseman (Tyler), Mitchell Baeseman (Cassie), Cody Heidmann (Heidi), Kyla Baeseman, Atticus Ninabuck (Melanie), Stuart Ninabuck (Allie), Alexandria Gajewski (Eric), Eric Wesolowski (Megan), Bradley Hornung (Jody), David Hornung, Mattea Baeseman, Stella Baeseman-Smith, Margaret Baeseman-Smith, Ashlynn Baeseman, Macallen Baeseman, Rainier Baeseman, and Olin Baeseman; and 21 great-grandchildren Hattie Berg, Ari and Hollis Baeseman, Carlie Stahel, Emmalynn Heidmann, Mallory, Cassius, Alma, Briggs, Gordon, Forrest, and Lyra Ninabuck, Kashton, Klayton, and Lennon Gajewski, Harper, Liam, and Maxwell Wesolowski, Ava, Beauden, and Camden Hornung.

Beside his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two daughters, Chrysanthemum and Michaela; three brothers, Arnold Jr., Elmer, and Gordon; and three sisters, Marge Good, Elaine Hertz, and Gayle Flowers.

A Christian Prayer Service will be celebrated at 7:00pm on Friday, April 13th, 2018 at St. John Catholic Church, Edgar. The Revered Tom Huff and Reverend Bob Streveler will co-preside. Visitation will be from 3:30pm until the time of services at the church.

Peterson-Kraemer Funeral Home, Edgar, is in charge of arrangements.

The family would like to express special thanks to Aspirus Hospice Comfort Care and Services for their care. Additionally, they would particularly like to thank Jessica Feltz for her care, humor, and dedication during Arden’s final months.

Online condolences may be expressed at

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Arden’s name to the North Central Antique Steam and Gas Engine Show.



St. John Catholic Church - Edgar
103 North Fourth Avenue
Edgar, WI US 54426
Friday, April 13, 2018
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
St. John Catholic Church - Edgar
103 North Fourth Avenue
Edgar, WI US 54426
Friday, April 13, 2018
7:00 PM