site image
phone local_florist


Beverly Baptist

October 20, 1928 ~ March 11, 2018 (age 89)

Beverly Baptist, 89, of Wausau passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Our House Senior Living.

She was born October 20, 1928 in Wausau to the late Julius and Hattie (Radtke) Russ.  Beverly grew up in Wausau and worked at several businesses which included Marathon Electric, Kraft and Connor Forest Industries.  On July 26, 1952, she married Rudolph Baptist at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Wausau.  He preceded her in death on March 25, 2014.  In her earlier years, Beverly was an avid bowler.  She was on several different leagues and participated in tournaments winning many trophies over the years.  She was an active community volunteer with the Commission on Aging, Meals on Wheels and Friendly Visitors.  Beverly was a longtime member of Our Savior Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the Altar Guild.  Her true joy in life was taking care of her precious grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include her son, Randy (Joan) Baptist of Wausau, two daughters, Renee (Paul) Waliczek of Merrill, Robin (Kevin) Lubecke of Wausau, nine grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, three step great grandchildren, one brother, Jerry (Lois) Russ of Mosinee and many nieces and nephews.  Beverly was further preceded in death by two brothers, Julius Jr. and Harold (Barbara) Russ.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 703 Flieth St., Wausau.  Reverend Robert Edwards will officiate.  Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park.  Visitation will be at the church on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services.  You may sign our family guest book at

We would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Our House and Aspirus Hospice House for the care and kindness they gave Mom during her stay.

© 2018 Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Services. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS