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Mary E. (Licht) Baumgarten

December 10, 1935 ~ November 18, 2021 (age 85)

Obituary

  Mary E. Baumgarten, age 85, of Reedsburg, passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at Casa de Oakes in Reedsburg after many years of fighting cancer.  She was born on December 10, 1935, the daughter of Edward and Blanche (Wright) Licht.  She was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter’s Church in Loganville.  On August 7, 1954, she was united in marriage to Marlin L. Baumgarten.  She graduated from Reedsburg High School in 1953 and began her first job at The Reedsburg Bank.  Mary worked at Hankscraft Gerber beginning in the order department, ending as Accounts Payable and Payroll supervisor: The Don Luehrsen Insurance Agency and ended her working career as a Phone Sales Representative for Lands End.  In her retirement she was a Partner volunteer at RAMC and also worked at the polls for elections.  Her hobbies included sewing, knitting, crocheting angels and snowflakes, crafting and baking and was well known for her daffodil cake, divinity candy and Christmas cookies.

 

  She is survived by her children: Vickie (Jim) Wheeler, Debra (Mick) Smith, Sheryl Baumgarten and Ronald (Mary) Baumgarten; her grandchildren: Nicholas (Ericka) Meyer and their children: Nathan and Emma; Erin (Jeff) Mitchell and her step-great grandchildren: Tyler and Cassie; Randi Petty and her children: Robert, Michael and Zachary; her niece: Michelle (Lon) Hackett; her sisters-in-law: Shirley Baumgarten and Doris (Phil) Fish; numerous other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Marlin, in 1992; her parents; her sister: Barbara Gibbons; mother and father-in-law: Herbert and Elva Baumgarten and brothers-in-law Kenneth and Gordon Baumgarten.

 

  Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Reedsburg with Pastor Beth Voigt officiating.  A private family burial service will be in St. John Cemetery.  There will be a visitation from 9:00 A.M. until the time of the service on Saturday at the church.  In lieu of plants and flowers, memorials to the Carbone Cancer Research Center or St. John Lutheran Church would be appreciated.

  The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
November 27, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. John Ev Lutheran Church - Reedsburg
307 6th Street
Reedsburg, WI 53959

Funeral Service
Saturday
November 27, 2021

11:00 AM
St. John Ev Lutheran Church - Reedsburg
307 6th Street
Reedsburg, WI 53959

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