Dale Baumann, 60Dale Baumann, 60, died February 17, 2013 at St. John’s Hospital in Maplewood.
Dale Baumann, 60, died February 17, 2013 at St. John’s Hospital in Maplewood.
Dale was born to Orville and Gertrude (Nasset) Baumann on December 28, 1952. He grew up in both North Dakota and Minnesota with his four brothers and one sister.
Dale graduated from Jefferson High School in Alexandria. There he met and married Ruth Barnett. The couple then moved to North Dakota, where daughter Laura was born. A son, Benjamin, soon followed.
Dale worked at many different jobs throughout his life; everything from welding to engineering to maintenance supervisor. In his free time, Dale enjoyed designing boats, building computers and making improvements on anything mechanical. He loved being outside in his yard and spent many hours ensuring that his grass was the greenest.
Dale took great pride in his five grandchildren. He loved teasing them, teaching them and encouraging them. Dale will be missed by many, including his dog, Lucy. He leaves a hole in our hearts, which no one else can fill.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Gertrude Baumann; his son, Benjamin Baumann; brother, Burnie Baumann; and his son-in-law, Jeff Hunt.
He is survived by his daughter, Laura Runge-Hunt of White Bear Lake; grandchildren, Benjamin, Joseph, Julianna, Samuel and Sally; sister, Suanne (Gale) Olson of Bothell, WA; brothers, Bruce (Mary) Baumann of Alexandria, Robert (Sandy) Baumann of Homeland, CA, Richard (Peggy) Baumann of Alexandria; and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Dale’s life was held February 26 at Trinity Baptist Church in Maplewood.
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