Obituary of Renato Razon Baylon
Dr. Renato Razon Baylon, MD
Born December 26, 1932, Manila, Philippines, to Dr. Carlos Romero Baylon and Mrs. Eulalia Razon Baylon, Rene went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, May 30, 2021, at 4:54 am, with his wife, Ellen, by his side, just as she has been for the past 61 years. Rene graduated Far Eastern University-School of Medicine, Manila, Philippines, 1956. Arrived in USA in 1957 for Internship at Deaconess Hospital, Milwaukee, WI, where he met his bride, Ellen Amelia Wendtland, who received her RN degree from the Deaconess College of Nursing in 1959. Rene completed a three-year residency at St. Francis Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA from 1958-1961. Rene and Ellen married on October 17, 1959, at St. John’s Cathedral in Milwaukee, WI. The happy couple welcomed their daughter, Michelle, in December, 1960, and then returned to the Philippines where Rene practiced medicine in his father’s hospital from 1961-1964. During this time, their son, Mark, was born in 1962 in Manila, Philippines. The family moved to Portland, OR, where Rene completed a 3-year Surgery Preceptorship at Kaiser Permanente Hospital from 1964-1967. During this time, their youngest daughter Jessica was born in 1964. He then practiced surgery at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Santa Clara, CA from 1967-1970. In 1970, Rene and the family moved to Ellen’s home town of Oxford, WI, where he grew his own thriving medical practice and performed general surgery at Divine Savior Hospital in Portage, WI, until he retired in 1997. Rene and Ellen then moved to Palm Coast, FL, and enjoyed 17 wonderful years with many happy activities such as new and abiding friendships, travel, boating, golfing and gardening. In 2014, Rene and Ellen moved to Tucson (Marana), AZ, after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, to be near his daughters, Michelle & Jessica.
Rene dearly loved God, his wife, Ellen, his children, grandchildren and family, being a doctor and surgeon, gardening – especially the garden he planted in Marana for Ellen with 23 rosebushes and other beautiful flowers, cooking, driving his tractor, playing practical jokes, nice cars, dressing up, singing, dancing, the music of the 50s and Big Band Era, and dessert of all kinds – especially chocolate!
Rene is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ellen; his daughter Michelle Herzog, her husband Paul and their son Joshua; his son Mark, his wife Margaret and their daughter, Rachel; his daughter Jessica Baylon, her partner Kirby Hnat, and Jessica’s children, Jacob and Jacquel; his sister-in-law, Mona Spaanem and her husband Ken, and his nieces, Rebecca Baylon Vergara and Carla Baylon.
Our dear, dear Papa, we miss you desperately, but know you are now at peace resting in the arms of our Lord and Savior. You were a gift to us all and we thank God for you. Not a day will go by when we won’t think of you with love and laughter. You fought the good fight, rest now in peace for eternity. Farewell for now, until we see you again.
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