Obit: Baumgartner, David Joseph (1941 - 2015)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Baumgartner, Czeshinski, Deml, Gaab, Grewe, Schield, Schuster

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 1/07/2015

Baumgartner, David Joseph (8 APR 1941 - 4 JAN 2015)

David Joseph Baumgartner, 73, town of Medford, died on Sunday, Jan. 4 at Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 9 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford, with Father Gerard Willger officiating.

Visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.

David Baumgartner was born on April 8, 1941 in Medford to the late Francis "Frank" Joseph and Frances Rosella (Gaab) Baumgartner. He graduated from Medford Area Senior High. He was a mink rancher and also farmed and logged, retiring in 1993.

He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and served as director of Central Mink Foods from 1975 to 1990. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping, gardening, especially tomatoes, visiting casinos, and most of all spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include five children, Jim Baumgartner, Ann Schield and Linda (Craig) Czeshinski, all of Medford, Jesse (Jolene) Baumgartner of Weston and Jane Grewe of Colby; three siblings, Pat (Hank) Deml and JoAnn (Lee) Schuster, both of Medford, and Mike (Cathy) Baumgartner of Wausau; 10 grandchildren, Amanda, Emily and Hannah Schield, Derek, Ashley and Christine Czeshinski, Blaine, Carly and Kyle Baumgartner, and Carter Grewe; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Jerry Baumgartner, and a grandson, Mason Grewe.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his name may be made to Holy Rosary Catholic School for the playground.

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