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Alan S. Baumgartner

February 21, 2014

    Alan Stanley Baumgartner, 75, Geneva, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Indianapolis.
    He was born in Adams County June 17, 1939, to Stanley Baumgartner, who passed away in 1983 and Gretchen (Stucky) Baumgartner, who passed away in 2009.
    Alan graduated from Geneva High School in 1957 where he participated in basketball, track, concert and marching band.  He graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education and from St. Francis University with a Master's Degree in Guidance Counseling. He was a teacher and guidance counselor at South Adams High School for several years, and later sold school supplies for Michigan Products Corp., from which he retired in 2000.
    Alan was a member of the Wabash Valley Golf Club, where he loved mowing the fairways for many years. he was also a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Limberlost Conservation Association, of which his grandfather Lester Stucky was one of the founders. He was a chairman of the Adams County Election Board, and led the funding drive for the Geneva High School Memorial Park.
    Alan was very kind and a loyal friend to many. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.
    He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lester and Vada Stucky; and Albert and Dora Baumgartner.
    Surviving are three children, Jay Baumgartner (Wendy) of Melbourne, Fla., Cari Baumgartner of Indianapolis Shari Mills, of Dallas, Texas;  four grandchildren, Kristie and Derek Baumgartner; and Trevor and Caitlin Mills; one great-grandchild, Tristan Mills; a sister, Linda Tenney (Tom) of Wabasha, Minn.; a aunt, Garnet Klopfenstein, of Madison; and his friend, Bonnie Shaneyfelt.
    Preferred memorials are to Geneva High School Memorial Park.
    Funeral services will be held 4 p.m. Sunday at the Downing and Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva with no graveside service.
    Visitation will be held from12 – 4 p.m. at the funeral home.
    Online condolences may be made at www.glancyfunerallhomes.com.

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