Jim Baumann, age 74 of Washta, passed away at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. Services were held today at
James Arthur Baumann, the son of Art and Eva (Healy) Baumann, was born on May 15, 1938 in Marcus. He graduated from Washta Consolidated High School in 1956. He attended one year of college at Westmar College in Le Mars on a baseball scholarship.
On Aug. 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 in Cherokee from October of 1965 until his retirement in 2009.
Jim was a lifelong Yankees fan. He enjoyed baseball and all sports. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, and playing cards--especially pinochle. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
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; his children: Jerri Hunt, Deb (Scott) Koch and Mike Baumann; 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.