Jerid was born on March 5, 1973, in Wausau on a sunny day. He was born to Debi (Timm) Baeseman and Neil J. Clemens he left this world on June 1, 2023.
He began his life in Wausau enjoying all the wonder the world had to offer. A gentle spirit, yet hard to keep track of, he was a mischievous child who had a love for all living things, especially animals. As he grew up, he enjoyed Karate and earned his yellow belt with a green stripe. While taking guitar lessons, he developed a love for music that carried him through his life. Jerid loved anything that allowed him to be creative, especially art. He won many art contests and loved sculpture, painting, and doodling. He graduated from Wausau East in the class of 1990.
He attended college at UW Stout where he pursued his education in Graphic Design. He was a roofer with Residential Roofing. He kept a close group of friends, and they had that common bond of music. He followed in his father's footsteps in his love of music and became the lead singer for the band Cringe. Jerid was also the lead singer in New Jersey Meat Hook, Wis-fits, and X-Undead to name a few. You might remember his band playing at The 400 Block several years ago; he was a legend in his own rite. Who could forget him and Melinda at Skippy Chop's Karaoke?
Jerid had a kind spirit and a dry sense of humor; he loved making people laugh. He believed in the dignity of each person and life whether it had two legs, or four. He had an unwavering love for squirrels, especially fur-baby Naut.
He was lucky when it came to his mom, he found not only a mother but a friend. Jerid loved her more than anything. He was a fun big brother and was protective of his baby sister. Jerid even helped Ashley with her snail sale; "free beer with purchase of snail", courtesy of Jerid. Music also led Jerid to Melinda, his life partner, at a bar in Mosinee.
Jerid will be sadly missed but extremely loved by his mom (Debi), sister (Ashley), aunts (Peggy, Tammy and Debbie), cousins (Josh and Jason), Uncles, Rick & Donnie, grandma and papa (Ginny and Jerry), uncle (Rick), life partner Melinda, and brother-in-law Carlos.
A celebration of Jerid's life is being held on Saturday June 17 from 2-6pm at 231702 Summer Wheat Road (formally N. 52nd street) in Wausau, rain, or shine. The memorial service will take place at 4 pm. It will be held outdoors under a large tent with tables and chairs. Appetizers, snacks, and some refreshments will be provided. Please contact Ashley at Baeseman84@gmail.com if you would like to bring a dish to share. Jerid's tribute will be followed by some tunes from his old band mates. Please no balloon releases or pets. Hope to see you all there.
Saturday, June 17, 2023
2:00 - 6:00pm (Central time)
Saturday, June 17, 2023
4:00 - 5:00pm (Central time)