Dr. Darren B. Bean
May 14, 2008
Madison, Wis. — Dr. Darren Bruce Bean, age 37, passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2008, while serving others. He was born on Dec. 4, 1970, in Los Alamos, N.M., the son of Bruce and Danielle Bean. Following his father’s death at a young age, Darren was raised in Park City by his mother and stepfather, Brian Schiller.
He received his undergraduate degree at UC-Davis, graduated from University of Vermont Medical School and completed residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C. He met the love of his life, Stacey Dietrich, at the University of Vermont and they were married on May 1, 1999.
Darren received the Intern of the Year award during residency and was chief resident. He also received numerous teaching awards while in residency and at the University of Wisconsin (UW). Darren was the Madison Fire Department Medical Director for the past year and a half. He worked as a UW emergency medicine physician, a Medflight physician and was the Level 1 Cardiac Co-Director. His career passion was making a difference in people’s lives and always pursued how he and others could do things better. His charisma and energy were contagious.
Darren was an incredible father, finding great joy in teaching Parker and Caitlyn how to embrace life. Despite his numerous professional commitments, he always put his family first and stated that it was his family that refueled him for what he had to do. In addition to his family, his passion was fly fishing, pheasant hunting, salmon fishing and mountain biking.
Darren is survived by his wife, best friend and soul mate, Stacey; two children, Caitlyn Mackenzie Bean and Parker Bruce Bean; and his mother and stepfather, Danielle and Brian Schiller. He was preceded in death by his father, Bruce Bean. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in Darren’s name.
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