Gertrude Baumann, 87, a longtime resident of Colville, Wash. passed away
on Jan. 18, 2011. She was born on March 17, 1923 in West Bend, the
daughter of Henry M. and Theresa (nee Melder)
Raised in West Bend Dorothy attended school and graduated from high
school there. She attended classes at St. Agnes School of Nursing in
Fond du Lac, and received her degree as registered nurse. Dorothy fell
in love with Norbert W. Baumann and they were married on Nov. 14, 1945
at the Holy Angels Church in West Bend.
They owned/ operated a dairy farm near Halder, Wisconsin for 16 years
before they moved west and settled in Walla Walla, Wash. Dorothy worked
for St. Mary's Hospital in Walla Walla and received specialized training
in coronary and intensive care. She moved to Colville in 1970 and worked
at Mt. Carmel Hospital until her retirement in 1983.
Dorothy loved her work as a nurse so much that she kept up on health
issues as a hobby. She loved the outdoors, especially working in her
beautiful garden and flower beds. Dorothy was talented with her hands
and knitted her family mittens, scarves and caps. She also crocheted
many large afghans for all of her children and grandchildren. Dorothy
loved her family with all of her heart, and she will be deeply missed.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Norbert in
2002, her parents, and her siblings Raymond, Marie, Genevieve and
She is survived by seven sons: Tom (Sue) Baumann, Gene Baumann, Jerome
Baumann, James Bauman, all of Walla Walla, Bob (Kathy) Baumann of
Weston, Ore., Fran (Mary) Baumann of Chewelah, Wash. and Norb (Trudy)
Baumann of Colville; three daughters: Carol (Frank) Noal, Germaine
(Steve) Brown of Walla Walla and Barb Kinman of Puyallup, Wash.; her
siblings Donald (Harriet) Peters, Lillian (Tony) Ritger, Al (Edna)
Peters, Francis (Rita) Peters, and Henrietta (Joe) Schnitzler all of
Wisconsin; as well as 31 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and many
nieces and nephews.
The funeral service for Dorothy Baumann will be held at 11 a.m.,
Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 at the Grace Evangelical Free Church in
Colville. The graveside service will follow at the Mountain View Park
Cemetery in Colville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane, 121 S. Arthur,
Spokane, WA 99202 or the Coronary and Intensive Care Unit at the
Providence Mt. Carmel Hospital in Colville.
Please visit the online memorial or sign the guestbook at
The Danekas Funeral Chapel and Crematory in Colville, Wash. is assisting