Gregory “Greg” Lee Baugnet, 68, Spruce, died peacefully at home on a beautiful, warm winter day, February 23, 2021 with his family by his side, after a 5 month battle with cancer.
Greg was born May 16, 1952 to Raymond and Lorraine (Charneski) Baugnet in Green Bay, WI. He graduated from Preble High School in 1970, and then joined the U.S. Army in 1971 where he served in Vietnam and was honorably discharged in 1973.
Greg worked at Proctor and Gamble for 19 years where he met Barb and the two were married in 1983. They moved up to Spruce in 1985 where they raised four daughters; Jessy, Erica, Emilie, and Hannah.
After leaving the paper factory, Greg worked tirelessly from sunup to sundown to build his family dream home where he’d spend the next 26 years looking out his living room windows at Kelly Brook and the wildlife surrounding it.
Greg spent his winters making ice skating rinks on the river behind his home and in his Budweiser shack at Kelly Lake ice fishing with his buddies. When not outside, he spent countless hours assembling 1500 piece puzzles in his living room while enjoying NCIS reruns, Harry Potter movie marathons, or Hallmark Christmas movies.
In the spring and summertime, Greg loved watching the suckers swim up the river, calling turkeys in, and bird watching. He spent time on his shooting range, golfing and manicuring the lawns of Pine Acres Golf Course, which he said was his all-time favorite job and where he met some of his closest friends.
In the fall, Greg would drive his wife crazy prepping for the upcoming hunting season and growing out his beard. His favorite memories were up at hunting camp with “the guys” where it was never really about the hunting.
Greg’s simple but quirky demeanor, along with his infamous mustache, made him an enjoyable pal to enjoy a beer with, while sharing stories made better by his skill to turn any fact into a slight exaggeration. He had a love and respect for nature and the outdoors. Having done survival training while stationed in Alaska, he had a “MacGyver” solution for every problem.
He will be sadly missed by his wife Barbara (Luisier); daughters, Jessy (Kurt) Wolf, Erica (Nathan) Maufort, Emilie (Keith) Trudell, Hannah (Keith McLeod) Baugnet; grandchildren, Bailey and Brent Wolf; Natalie, Naomi, and Elliot Maufort; Abraham and Ezra Trudell; brothers, Jim, Brian, and Perry (Karen); as well as nieces, nephews, in-laws, and many good friends.
Preceding him in death are his parents; mother and father-in-law, Dorothy (Wacek) and Arthur Luisier; sister-in-law Annette Whalen; brothers-in-law, Tom Moes and George Whalen.
Visitation will be held at Jones Funeral Service, 107 S. Franklin St., Oconto Falls on Monday, March 1, 2021 from 3pm to 8pm. Visitation will continue Tuesday, March 2 at 9am until 11am at which time a memorial service will be held with military funeral honors. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.