Denise A. Bast

Denise A Bast

Denise A. Bast, 61, of rural Potosi, Wisconsin, died on Thursday, September 29, 2022. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville. Pastor Mary Ann Floerke will officiate. Burial will be at Whig Cemetery, rural Platteville. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 7:00 PM, Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville, and will continue on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at

Denise was born on November 26, 1960 in Lancaster, Wisconsin, daughter of Lyle and Marilyn (Bellmeyer) Baker. She graduated from Platteville High School class of 1979. After high school she attended SWTC, Fennimore. Denise was manager of the Lawn and Garden Department at Wal Mart, Platteville, where she worked for 27 years. Denise truly loved the outdoors and was an avid deer and turkey hunter. She enjoyed crafting, where she did needlework, working with beads making ornaments and crafting with them and doing jigsaw puzzles.

Denise is survived by her parents, Lyle and Marilyn Baker; brother, Dennis Baker; sisters, Debra Davies and Deanne Gorman; three nieces and one nephew, Jessica Davies, Nikki (Randon) Huber, Lucas Gorman and Alicia (Brett Coulthard) Baker; and aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her son, Stacey Bast in 2001, special friend, Mike Pickel, grandparents, Lester and Edna Bellmeyer and Roy and Gladys Baker and her aunt, Jean Bellmeyer.