William F. Baumgart
April 23, 1920 – Feb. 28, 2010
William F. Baumgart passed away Sunday,
Feb. 28, 2010, at the age of 89 in Newton, Iowa. He was born April 23,
1920 in Waukesha, the son of Frederick and Margaret (Orth) Baumgart. He
was a high school graduate of Waukesha, and later graduated from Marquette
University. He served his country in the U.S. Navy as a fighter pilot
during World War II in the Pacific Theater and retired as a lt. commander.
William was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ramona, in December 2000; his brothers Robert and Frederick; and his sister, Joanne.
Those left to honor William’s memory include his sons: Bill (Barb) Baumgart of Chicago, Ill., and Kris (Sandy) Baumgart of Newton; his grandchildren: Erin, Curt and Sarah Baumgart; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Funeral services for William will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 5 in the Prairie Home Cemetery chapel in Waukesha.
The Pence–Reese Funeral Home in Newton,
Iowa, has been entrusted with the arrangements. A visitation with the
family will be held just prior to the services. Memorial contributions may
be made to the Salvation Army in loving memory of William. Online
condolences may be left for the family at www.pencefh.com