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Saint James Lutheran Church
Monday December 19th, 2011
2:00pm - 7:30pm

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LeRoy "Whitey" Baumert

LeRoy R. Baumert, 84, of Payne, passed away after a short illness, Friday, December 16, 2011, surrounded by his loving family, at his residence.

Whitey was born in Allen County, IN on September 29, 1927, a son of the late Minerva (Louden) and Carl  Baumert.

He retired from at Dana Corp. Auburn; was a member of St. James Lutheran Church and New Haven Masonic Lodge #740.  

On Nov. 28, 1946 Whitey married his wife of 65 years, Nadine Myers.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Nadine; daughters, Kathleen (Gene) Flaugh & Kristine (Gary) Gerardot, both of Payne & Karen (Jim) Derrow of Auburn; siblings, William of New Haven & Doris Doty of Columbia City; 7 grandchildren, Trent & Kiley Flaugh, Kimra Williamson, Andrea Haskins, Ryan & Troy Gerardot, Jessica Riebesehl  and 12 great grandchildren.

Whitey is also preceded in death by his siblings, Helen McNeal & Charles.

Viewing is Monday, 2 to 7:30 pm, with Masonic Services at 7:30 pm, at St. James Lutheran Church, Payne.

His funeral service is at St. James Lutheran Church, Payne, at 11 am on Tuesday, December 20th,  with viewing one hour prior. Rev. Fred Meuter will officiate.

He will be laid to rest at Lehman Cemetery.

Memorials are to the church or Paulding Hospice.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com

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Nadine, I am so sorry for your loss; losing a loved one is truly an unrealistic mishap ~ regardless of their age. I have had several losses; my Grandma McNamara, my sweet beloved BFF cousin Charlie, and more in touch my own daughter Katelyn. I have come to realize what ever the order may be it will never be explained and that we are not the ones who gets to make that decision; it is all in God's hands. I pray everyday that my daughter's stone being surrounded by her elders has guided her into peace and forgiveness. I love you and I miss him. I am so glad that my children were able to meet you for the five or six summers. I still have the scar on my foot from the paddle boat at Uncle Bill's reunion and Trent or Troy (?) accidentally cut my foot with the paddle boat; you swept me up took me inside and fixed me up! I see that scar and I see family, love, foreverness!

I love you! I am sorry we couldn't be there. In case you were not told, the day of his passing was Alan & I's 17th anniversary so December 16th is yet another important date for me. Bless you and the girls! Love to all!

Amy Hope Fraher (Randy & Linda McNamara''s youngest) Jan 30 2012 12:00 AM

Dear Nadine, I'm sorry for your loss.  Just last week, after viewing the announcement of your 65th wedding anniversary, I planned to call Mary and get your address to send congratulations.  I know he will be greatly missed, but what a special blessing and joy to have the privilege of spending 65 years together.  May the Lord be your constant source of help and strength at this difficult time.  Lovingly in Jesus.

Connie Lee Dec 21 2011 12:00 AM

Grandma B and the Gerardots,

It saddens me to learn about Grandpa B's passing. I loved Whitey! He was such a whitty man! I admired the way he looked at Grandma B- it was a testiment of true love.

I hope that you all are able to find peace in this time of sorrow.... He is in Heaven (with my Grandma Hoover--- and Ryan, we should be afraid, very afraid-- they are trading stories!!!)

All my love,

Leeann (Ryan's friend from college)

Leeann Marshall Dec 19 2011 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear of your loss.  We will be praying for you all.

Richard & Irene (Pinkie) Louden Dec 19 2011 12:00 AM

Dear Nadine and the entire Baumert family,

I''m so sorry to hear of Whitey''s passing.  What a blessing to have had such a loving husband, father, grandfather and overall wonderful person to influence your lives over the years.  You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

God Bless,


Corky Dec 19 2011 12:00 AM

I was sad to see of Whitey's passing. I have many fond and happy memories from our times all together at Clark's Landing on Hamilton Lake. You have Adam and I's deepest simpathy. Take Care and God Bless.

Michael Scheele Dec 18 2011 12:00 AM

Many, many happy memories of Whitey over the years.   His legacy will be that of a fun, great guy and family man.

His memory will be such a blessing in the years to come...He is at peace now and in good hands with God.

Our sympathies to the entire family.

Donna Jean and Carol Reynolds Dec 18 2011 12:00 AM

Nadine,& girls,

Sorry to hear of your loss of a wonderful husband & father. I will never forget our years in Florida together, they were such happy times.
My Love & Sympathy,
Marilyn & family

Marilyn Johnson Dec 18 2011 12:00 AM

Dear Nadine and family:  We are thankful for the opportunity to see and visit with Whitey and you and your family at your recent anniversary celebration.  We cherish our relationship with you. Nadine, you and your family are in our prayers.

Terry and Joann

Terry & Joann King Dec 18 2011 12:00 AM

Kathy and family,
We are thinking of you and your family during this sad time. Our prayers are with you all.
Karen and Lyle

Karen and Lyle Leinard Dec 18 2011 12:00 AM

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