Ronnie R. Baumann, age 60, of Lester Prairie, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013 after a courageous battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
Funeral Service held Friday, June 14, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church (124 Maple Street N.) in Lester Prairie with Rev. Eric Nelson as officient. Visitation held Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service all at the church; prayer service held at 7:45 p.m. Thursday evening. Interment in the St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery.
Ronnie was born on Aug. 11, 1952 in Watertown the son of Ruben C. and Ellen K. (Laumann) Baumann. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Hollywood Twp. On Sept. 22, 1973 Ronnie was united in marriage to Shirley A. Thiel at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie.
Ronnie had a contagious laugh and a huge smile whenever he was out. He loved to help his son Bryan roast hogs and work at the vendor booth at Winstock. Ronnie cherished spending time with his grandchildren. He was a softball umpire for a number of years around the whole area and in his younger days also played. Singing karaoke was a favorite pastime for Ronnie, his preferred artist to sing was Johnny Cash. Ronnie enjoyed hunting and fishing when he had the chance to do so.
Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents Ruben C. and Ellen K. Baumann; mother-in-law Evangeline Thiel; brother-in-law Joe Newstrom; nephew Michael Noerenberg; nieces Melissa Fiecke, Baby Kottke; infant sister Melva Baumann.
Ronnie is survived by his loving family wife Shirley; children and spouses Rick and Lisa Baumann of Winsted, Bryan Baumann and Jacque Lobitz of Montrose, Nate and Melissa Baumann of Winsted, Tim and Lynn Baumann of New Germany; grandchildren Nicole Baumann, Brooke Baumann, Hailey Baumann, Ben Baumann, Janessa Baumann, Tony Baumann, Alex Baumann; sisters and brothers-in-law Marlene and Marlin Hecksel of Watertown, Linda and Dean Loehrs of Watertown, Jane and Randy From of Chanhassen; brothers and sisters-in-law Richard and Mary Ann Baumann of Winsted, Loren and Katherine Baumann of Mayer, Lyle Baumann of Chaska, Randy Baumann of Wisconsin; father-in-law and wife Roland and Joyce Thiel of Lester Prairie; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Susan and James Noerenberg of New Germany, Sandy Fiecke of Lester Prairie, Sheila and Jim Parpart of Lester Prairie, Sharon and Mark Nelson of Cokato; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Casket Bearers Brad Noerenberg, Justin Noerenberg, Jason Noerenberg, Josh Baumann, Troy Baumann, Terry Baumann, Danny Hecksel, and Brandon Kottke.
Honorary Casket Bearers (grandchildren) Nicole, Janessa, Brooke, Hailey, Tony, Ben and Alex.
In lieu of flowers, memorial are preferred.
Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home of Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.