David J. Baumann, age 94, of O’Fallon, formerly of Highland, passed away Tuesday, December 15 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville. Funeral services for 94 year old David J. Baumann will be Saturday, December 19 at 11:30 a.m. at Meridith Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be in Gullick Cemetery in Highland. Friends may call Saturday from 10:30 to service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Gullick Cemetery.
David was born August 23, 1921, to Barnard and Eunice (Nee Heston) Baumann, who preceded him in death, in Pierron, IL. In 1943 he married Ruth C. Lewis; they had 2 daughters, Sylvia and Elizabeth, this marriage ended in divorce, and she preceded him in death; in 1958 he married Dorothy M. Budd; they had 1 daughter, Sundae, this marriage ended in divorce, and she preceded him in death; in 1965 he married Edeltraud May, they had 1 son, David Wayne, this marriage ended in divorce, and she survives.
He was a member of Mobile Home Park Owners Association. David was born and raised in rural Highland, IL, and attended Forester one room school house. He owned his first motorcycle while in high school. He was a lifelong motorcycle and classic car enthusiast. His first business enterprise was a poultry farm raising 10,000 chickens. Then he purchased, developed and ran Lake Suzanne Mobile Home Park.
He is also survived by his children, Sylvia “Sally” (Tony) Van Natta, Decatur, IL, Elizabeth Pauk, Highland, IL, Sundae Kay (Steven) Bue, Shelbyville, MO, David Wayne (Debbie) Baumann, Belleville, IL; 9 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sister, Carol LeFevre, Gwynnd, PA.
David was also preceded in death by his sister, Bernadine Whiting.