The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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December 24, 2013

Walter L. Baumann Jr.

RIVERTON, Kan. — Walter Lee Baumann, Jr., 91, of Riverton, Kan., passed from this life at his home Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.

Walter was born June 23, 1922, in Wyandotte, Okla., he was the son of the late Walter Lee Baumann, Sr. and Susie Sarah (Black) Baumann.

He was a World War II veteran serving in the United States Navy, aboard numerous cargo liberty ships as a Gunners Mate 3rd Class. He was a lifelong farmer and was employed at B.F. Goodrich in Miami, Okla., for 25 years.

He married Maxine M. Smith on March 23, 1947, in Miami. She survives of the home. Also included is one daughter, Janice Longsine and husband, Gregg, of Lenexa, Kan.; two sons, Darrell Baumann, of Joplin, Mo. and Mark Baumann and wife, Gail, of Independence, Mo.; five grandchildren, Emily Howell, Blue Springs, Mo., Karri Lee and Julie Baumann, Independence, Mo. and Matthew and Michael Baumann, of Joplin, Mo.; four great-grandchildren, Chase and Blake Baumann, of Joplin, Mo. and Ava and Grace Howell, of blue Springs, Mo.; three sisters, Dora Mae Inman, of Holbrook, Ariz., Jean Morris, of Baxter Springs, Kan. and June Charles, of Galena, Kan. In addition to his parents, Walter was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack and James Buck Baumann.

The family expressed their heartfelt thanks to the Hospice Compassus for all their compassionate care.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at Derfelts Baxter Chapel. Family will receive friends on Friday from 12 p.m. until service time. Burial will follow in the Baxter Springs Cemetery. Military rites will be given at the cemetery.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.derfeltfuneralhomes.com

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