~David John Baumann was born February 7, 1951, in Tracy, Minnesota to Romuald and Joan (Bierl) Baumann. Dave was baptized into the Catholic faith February 1951. Dave was the oldest of 10 children and grew up on a farm near Walnut Grove, Minnesota. He attended school in Walnut Grove, graduating in 1969. Dave attended Jackson VoTech for Auto Mechanics when he was drafted into the United States Army in 1971. He was stationed in Fort Bliss, Texas until his honorable discharge in 1973. Dave was united in marriage to Betty Dallmann July 9, 1971. They lived in El Paso, Texas until February 1973 and that is where they welcomed the first of four children. They moved back to Minnesota where Dave worked in Glencoe, Minnesota until moving to Redwood Falls, Minnesota and worked at Ford Motor. In 1976 they moved to Lamberton, Minnesota where Dave ran Dave's Motor Service until 2001 when his health began to fail and he was unable to work. Dave drove school bus for the Lamberton School District for almost 30 years beginning in September 1978. Dave was an active member of the Lamberton Fire Department for 26 years beginning January of 1981 until January 2007. He was a member of the American Legion and St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Dave had a very strong faith and you could always find him Sunday morning greeting parishioners and ushering. He enjoyed spending time fishing, hunting, bowling, and watching any kind of sports (especially the Minnesota Twins and Vikings). For the past three years Dave spent a lot of time at Lamberton Meats as he was very dedicated to helping his son Brett start his new business. Dave's favorite past time was spending time with family and friends where he was always able to put a smile on your face.
David Baumann died Thursday, May 11, 2-17, at his home at the age of 66 years.
He is survived by wife Betty of Lamberton; children- Brett (Nicole) Baumann of Storden, Jackie (Brent) Schmitz of Fergus Falls, Staci Koppen of Lamberton, and Alan Baumann of Brookings, SD; grandchildren- Cole Baumann, Carley Baumann, Michelle Koppen, Marissa Koppen, Jaxon Schmitz, and Amber Schmitz; mother Joan Baumann; siblings- Bill (Kathy) Baumann of Windom, Ginny (Denny) Lothert of Redwood Falls, Ron (Jean) Baumann of Peyton, CO, Mary (Jim) Bodensteiner of Maple Grove, Sally (Loren) Burmeister of Eagan, Dean Baumann of Clear Lake and Charlie (Lisa) Baumann of Waconia; sister-in-law, Jean (Ed) Fisher, Smithville, MO, brother-in-law's, Bob (Bonnie) Dallmann, Staples, MN & Ron Dallmann, Solway, MN and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Romuald; grandson Aaron Baumann; grandparents- Joe and Mary Bierl, and Henry and Francis Baumann; mother-in-law and father-in-law Eva and Reuben Dallmann; and brothers- Jerry and Rick.