April 16, 1922-June 8, 2004
Robert "Bob" R. Baumann, age 82, died June 8, 2004, at Linden Court in North Platte.
Funeral services were Friday, June 11, 2 p.m., at the United Methodist Church in Chadron.
Bob was born on April 16, 1922, in Holstein, Iowa, to Frederick and Edna Baumann of Cushing, Iowa. He moved to Chadron in 1939 to attend Chadron State College. He joined the military and was a naval aviator during World War II. During that time, he married the love of his life, Mary Nadine "Babe" Simpson, and was married for 55 years.
Bob and Babe owned and operated the F&M Bootery in Chadron for 35 years.
He was a Mason, lifetime member and past exalted ruler of the Chadron Elks Club, lifetime member of the Chadron United Methodist Church and the American Legion. He was a loyal Chadron State Eagles supporter and was named to the Chadron State Athletic Hall of Fame. In 2003, he moved to North Platte to be closed to his children.
Survivors include sons, Larry (Marcia) Baumann of North Platte, Mike (Pam) Baumann of Morrill, Lee (Kathy) of Maineville, Ohio; a daughter, Jan (Dave) Smith of McCook and Cheryl Kennedy of York, considered to be a second daughter; 15 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Nadine "Babe"; his brother, Roger, who was killed in action during World War II; and his parents.