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David "Dave" Joseph Baudhuin

January 20, 1959 — November 20, 2022

David “Dave” Joseph Baudhuin, 63, unexpectedly passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2022, from an aortic aneurysm. He was born January 20, 1959, in Rockford, the son of Paul and Annette Baudhuin.

David graduated from Boylan Catholic High School and enlisted in the United Sates Navy. After scoring exceptionally high on his placement tests, he was recruited by the U.S. Naval Academy. He graduated from Annapolis to eventually become a flight instructor and a P-3 pilot.

In 1988, David left the Navy as a Naval Aviator and relocated with his family to Lakeville, MN. He loved spending time with his children, whether it was coaching soccer, being a math tutor, or going on family vacations. David was a pilot for Delta Airlines for 32 years, until he hung up his Captain’s hat in 2020.

David was loving retirement with his wife, Lisa. Together they traveled cross country in their RV, stopping along the way to spend quality time with family. In the winters, they snow birded in Las Vegas, NV with his parents, playing cards, golfing, and enjoying each other’s company.

David’s personality was larger than life which matched the size of his heart. He lived life to the fullest and brought so much joy and energy everywhere he went. David was the first to offer help to anyone and topped it off with his one-of-a-kind sense of humor. In addition to serving his community, he was active member of the Knights of Columbus, an avid Vikings fan, and a loving family man.

David is survived by his wife, Lisa Baudhuin; his son and daughter-in-law, Joey and Caitlin Baudhuin; his daughters, Jaclyn and Jessica Baudhuin (partner, Clinton Polk); his father and mother, Paul and Annette Baudhuin; his sister, Pat Naruz and her husband Larry, his brother, Mike Baudhuin and his wife Susan, and his brother, Tom Baudhuin and his wife Cindy; his step-children, Zac (partner, Ashley) and Melissa Cornett (partner, Josh); eleven grandchildren, among countless other friends and family that loved him dearly. David was preceded in death by his younger sister, Mary Davis.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, December 5, 2022, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 4401 Highcrest Rd. Rockford, with Reverend David Beauvais officiating. Visitation will be held from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. on Sunday, December 4, 2022, at Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Rd. Rockford and again from 10:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. on Monday at the church. Military Honors will be at the church immediately following the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Community Food Bank at Christ the King Catholic Church, 4775 Happy Valley Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89121.Share online condolences at www.fitzgeraldfh.com.


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Monday, December 5, 2022

10:00 - 10:45 am (Eastern time)

Holy Family Catholic Church

4401 Highcrest Road, Rockford, IL 61107

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Funeral Mass

Monday, December 5, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Holy Family Catholic Church

4401 Highcrest Road, Rockford, IL 61107

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