Madonna Lou (Bestick) Baune age 78 of Redwood Falls passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Mankato Hospital surrounded by family after an extended illness. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 17 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Redwood Falls. Visitation is 4:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday at the church and will continue one hour prior to services on Friday. Burial will be in St. Catherine’s Catholic Cemetery at a later date. Memorials are preferred to Diabetes Research, The Myasthenia Gravis Disease Foundation, or the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.
Madonna Lou (Bestick) Baune was born March 31, 1938 in Leon, Iowa to Vincent and Delma (Stage) Bestick. She graduated from Redwood Falls High School in 1956. On March 2, 1957 Madonna married Dale Baune. They were married for 59 years, 11 months, and 9 days.
The couple had six children: Jill (Rick) Schultz of St. Cloud, Jay (Tami) Baune of Redwood Falls, Joel (Karen) Baune of Redwood Falls, Jess (Sue) Baune of North Mankato, Jody (J.R.) Weddle of Willmar, and Jason (Brenda) Baune of Hutchinson; 19 grandchildren; and 32 great grandchildren. Madonna had four brothers: Tom (Ann) Bestick of Rush City, Jim (Barb) Bestick of St. Cloud, Pat (Louise) Bestick of Hutchinson, and Mark Bestick of Spokane, WA. Welcoming Madonna home in heaven is her mother Delma Stage Bestick in 1939, her father Vincent Bestick in 1984, step-mother Florence (Kosek) Bestick in 2006, much loved Nana (LuLu) Hamilton in 2001, and grandson Jordy Joel Baune in 2007.