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Merle Baumgard

June 19, 1928 July 1, 2021
Merle Baumgard
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Merle Baumgard of rural Round Lake, age 93 died peacefully surrounded by family on July 1, 2021, at the Spirit Lake Hospital. Merle Eugene Baumgard was the son of Rudolf and Caroline (Hecht) and was born on a farm in Ewington Township in Jackson County on June 19th, 1928. He was baptized and confirmed at Brewster Lutheran Church. He graduated from Okabena in 1946. He enlisted in the army in 1950. While in the army he married Eunice Janssen at Grace Lutheran Church. They were married over 69 years. After his honorable discharge from the army, they started farming by Round Lake. Merle was active in the Round Lake American Legion and served as Commander and Chaplin. He also served on the Round Lake Elevator Board and Jackson County Conservation Board. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church over 65 years and served on the Council and Cemetery Board.
Merle and Eunice were blessed with six sons: Court (Gayle) of Round Lake, MN Tobin (Val) of Kasota, MN, Brent (Ruby) of Rochester, MN, Scott (Melinda) Moorpark, CA, Kirby (Lisa) Cedar Falls, IA and Jason, Redwood Falls, MN. He is survived by his wife Eunice, his six sons, one brother Darold (Alice) of Rochester, MN, sister in-law Evonne Place, Lakefield MN, 17 grandkids, 35 great grandkids and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, four sisters, Edna, Alice, Hazel, Berdina and brothers Ray, Lester, Marvin, Donald, Harland, and Wesley and a great grandson Declan Spessard.
Merle enjoyed seeing his children and grandchildren play sports and following professional sports. His favorite team was the San Francisco Giants along with all the Minnesota teams.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Benson Funeral Home.
Service will be Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 10:00 AM at the Grace Lutheran Church, rural Worthington.

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5:00 PM 7/7/2021 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7/7/2021 7:00:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
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10:00 AM 7/8/2021 10:00:00 AM
Grace Lutheran Church

78396 340th Ave
Worthington, MN 56187

Grace Lutheran Church
78396 340th Ave Worthington 56187 MN
United States

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