Baumann, August

BAUMANN – August (Gus) Baumann, who was just predeceased by Helen, his wife of 62 years on May 18th, 1999 passed away in Brooks on May 26th, 1999 at the age of 85 years.

Gus was born in Medicine Hat on August 30, 1913 and was raised in the Schuler area. Gus and Helen Stickle were married in the Hilda Baptist Church on November 13th, 1936 and farmed in Schuler. They resided in several places among them Three Hills and Medicine Hat until moving to Roiling Hills in 1952. Together they operated the General Store and Restaurant until retiring in 1980. They came to Brooks in 1992 and had resided here since. Gus had been a member of the Rolling Hills Drop-In Centre, the Rolling Hills Curling Club and the Prairie Pioneers. His special interests were fishing, hunting, gardening, dancing and in his younger days he loved to play the guitar and sing at family functions.

Gus will be lovingly remembered for the fishing and camping trips he shared with his grandchildren, for the pride he always took in his yard and garden and for his love of tinkering.

Besides his beloved wife Helen, Gus was also predeceased by 13 brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his loving children Harvey and his wife Ruth of Airdrie, Shirley Palko and her husband Tony of Daysland and Beverly Avery and her husband Don of Gem; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; sisters Katy Nitz and Edna Mock both of Medicine Hat and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 28th from Smith Memorial, Chapel. Pastor Terry Melnychuk officiated.

Honorary pallbearers were Nip and Jean Holden, Fred Nitz and Betty Leask and Hattie and Ken Green. Active pallbearers were Greg Greke, Brian Baumann, Curtis Avery, Gail Shott, Tannis Avery and Ken Avery.

Interment followed at Brooks Cemetery. If friends desire memorial tributes may be made to Palliative Care of Brooks Health Centre, Bag 300, Brooks, Alberta T1 R 1 B 4. Arrangements in care of Smith Funeral Home. Telephone 362-4636.’

Brooks Bulletin  June 02, 1999     Roll 60   Image  1310