Daryl Cletus Baade, Elkader, March 28, 2021


Daryl Cletus Baade, was born on May 19, 1961 in Oelwein, IA. He passed peacefully at home on March 28, 2021 surrounded by family. Daryl attended Central Community High School. He was one of three children of Cletus and Zala (Schultz) Baade.

Daryl loved farming, playing softball, dart league, golf, watching the Hawkeyes, trips to Laughlin, NV, driving his Trans Am and spending time with friends and family. His commitment to his kids was of utmost importance. On many occasions he would rise early to milk cows, drive three hours to where his children resided at that time, go on their field trips, then race back home for evening chores. He also had a strong dedication to the family farm. He worked hard, but played even harder. He had a natural knack for joking, putting smiles on people’s faces, and making them feel loved.

Left to cherish his memory are his father, Cletus Baade, his fiancé, Carrie Seeley; his three children and spouses, Sadie (Matt) Herman, Luke (Catherine) Baade, Paige (Fransisco) Baade; eight grandchildren, Tori, Elsie, Lexi, Jace, Ace, Layla, Logan, and Frankie, two sisters, Marlys (Stewart) Boysen and Julie (Troy) Beach, aunts Lorna (Dennis) Christeleit, Judy Schnurstein, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, and many friends.

He was proceeded in death by his mother, Zala; paternal grandparents Clarence and Hulda Baade; maternal grandparents Art and Edna Schultz; cousins, Tammy Christeleit, Brad Bushkofsky, Bruce Bushkofsky; aunt, Dorothy Bushkofsky; and grandson, Christian Herman.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to be made in Daryl’s honor.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Volga.

A private funeral service will be held on Thursday, followed by interment at East Side Cemetery in Elkader.

All Covid 19 protocol is required.

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Elkader is assisting the family.





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