Steven Keith Pribbenow

Steven Keith Pribbenow

Steven Keith Pribbenow

Steven Keith Pribbenow, age 64, of Baraboo, Wisconsin died Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at home with his family by his side.

Steve was born February 20, 1956 in Madison, Wisconsin to Arnold W. and Jeanne(Bakke) Pribbenow.

Steve lived in Madison at the beginning of his life and then spent his early years in McFarland before moving to Baraboo where he went to high school and was a member of the varsity wrestling team. He attended UW Madison for Genetics before being stricken with Crohn’s Disease and had to give up finishing his education. He was a disability rights activist for his entire life and enjoyed educating police forces, legislators, and the public about the American’s with Disabilities Act as well as being the leader of the Sauk County Disabled Parking Enforcement Council.

Steve enjoyed cabinet making, furniture building, and other woodworking projects. He also enjoyed fishing and traveling. He was very skilled at fixing just about anything especially computers. He enjoyed helping elders set up and learn to use computers and access the internet.

He will be laid to rest at Greenwood Cemetary with his father and sister after a private family service.

Steve was preceded in death by his father, Arnie; his sister, Lynn Marie Kivi; his uncle, Lynn Bakke, and both sets of grandparents.

He is survived by his mother, Jeanne; his life partner, Tammy Wajda, and her children Lonnie Riddle (Gina), Jessica Riddle, and Candice Wajda. Also, grandchildren Natasha and Gary Barton, Jr; and Finn and Evie Riddle. He is further survived by his sister’s children Sarah and Chuck Kivi.

Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit for online condolences and further information.

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  1. Elnora Webb says:

    “God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes.
    And death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor death be anymore.
    The former things has passed away.” (Revelation 21:3,4)

  2. Debbie Hesse says:

    Jeanne, Our deepest sympathy. Steve was such a bright star that always lived life to the fullest. So many fond memories with Steve kicking my butt in pool and many long conversations. Thoughts, prayers and sending our love to you. Debbie (Doerr) and Dave Hesse

  3. Rhea Henney says:

    Jean, Tim and I are so sorry to hear about Steve’s passing. Steve lived life to the fullest. Many fond memories at your parent’s farm and my grandparent’s farm. All our love and prayers to you.

  4. Lynn and Jeff Bartol says:

    Sending you our deepest sympathies. Steve was a remarkable person who taught me what it means to be strong, persevere, and use the gifts God gives you. You took it all the way to the mat, buddy.

  5. Deb Borucki says:

    Our deepest sympathies to you, Jeanne. Sending our prayers. We wish Steve peace.

    Paul and Deb Borucki

  6. Jim and Rita Zimmerman says:

    So sorry for your loss. We knew Steve for years. Rest in peace Steve. Prayers to the family
    Jim and Rita Zimmerman

  7. Rick Plouffe says:

    God Bless you Steve. You will be missed. Rest in peace and harmony. Tell Lynn Marie and Dad P hi for us.

  8. Rick Plouffe says:

    God Bless you Steve. You will be missed. Rest in peace and harmony.

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