In Memory of

James A. Baumann

May 15, 1938 - September 9, 2012
James Arthur Baumann, the son of Art and Eva (Healy) Baumann was born on May 15, 1938 in Marcus, IA. He graduated from Washta Consolidated High School in 1956. He attended one year of college at Westmar College in Le Mars, IA on a baseball scholarship. On August 22, 1958, Jim was united in marriage to Connie Marsh at Maryhill Visitation Catholic Church. He had worked at Cargill and also for Wilson Foods from October of 1965 until his retirement in 1998 Jim was a lifelong Yankees fan who enjoyed baseball and all sports. He also enjoyed fishing, playing cards- especially pinochle, and hunting. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. On September 9, 2012, Jim passed away at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee, IA at the age of 74. He was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey Baumann; parents, Art and Eva Baumann; father-in-law, Fred Marsh; and brother-in-law, Ron Marsh. He will lovingly be remembered by his wife, Connie Baumann of Washta, IA; his children: Jerri Hunt of Cherokee, IA, Deb (Scott) Koch of Cherokee, IA, and Mike Baumann of Washta, IA; grandkids: Melanie (Rod) Hedberg, Ashley, Tony, and Jon Hunt, Samantha, Jared (Kayla), and Matt Koch; three great-grandchildren: Addison and Connor James Hedberg, and Jadyn Etim; siblings: Mary Ann (Mike) Hanson, Tom (Marlene) Baumann, Chuck (Jill) Baumann; mother-in-law: Lamerne Marsh; as well as nieces; nephews; other relatives; and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at the Washta United Methodist Church in Washta, Iowa.
Pastor Carolyn Holler
Gabe Baumann Will Baumann Jared Koch Tony Hunt Jon Hunt Ben Puttman
Visitation will begin at noon on Tuesday, with the family present from 5:30-7:00 P.M. Tuesday night at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Sunset View Cemetery Washta, Iowa


Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Connie, Geri, Deb, Mike and families - I was saddened to hear about Jim. Wanted to let you all know you are in my thoughts and prayers. He will be missed by many. God's Blessing now and always. ”
- Brenda L. Husman
Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Tom and Marlene and family,
You two have had a tough few months!! Wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May you be surrounded in lots of love and support from family and friends. God's blessings, ”
- Brenda L. Husman
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Connie and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Jim always had a smile on his face. He was always there to support all everyone the many different events through high school years. I'm sure the pain and hurt is very deep right now, but time will eventually heal the wounds and then you will be able to cherish your many memories and know that he is in God's caring hands and is no longer in pain. My sympathies to all of you. May God guide you in the coming days. ”
- Janet Beazley
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Connie & family, We are so saddened by Jim passing. We have many wonderful memories to keep him fresh in our minds. He was such a great guy. Our love goes out to you. Cousins, Jo & Lee”
- Joan Hanson
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Jim was a wonderful kind man. May you all find peace in God's grace. God Bless”
- Dorie J. Regennitter
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Jim was a great guy he made it fun to work with him. He will be missed by all of his fello workers from the pack.”
- Robert J. Hanson
Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss. He always was a nice man. He will be missed.”
- Terri Chester
Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry for your loss, Connie. So glad we got to visit with you in May.”
- Gerry, Bob and Wes
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