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Richard D. Baumgartner

October 18, 2013

    Richard D. Baumgartner, 65, Decatur, passed away at 1:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    Richard was born on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1948, in Brazil, Ind. to the late Richard L and Miladeen (Scott) Baumgartner. He married Bonnie J. (White) Hendricks on Aug. 10, 1996, she survives.
    Richard was a member of the F. and A.M. Lodge in Clay City, St. Mark's United Methodist Church, Decatur and the Wild Turkey Federation. Richard served his country in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam. Richard loved hot rods, motorcycles, outdoor sports, traveling with his wife Bonnie, reading and spending timewith his grandchildren. He especially loved his dogs, Harley and Haley. He was a physician's assistant and was formerly employed by the Indiana Prison System in Plainfield, then worked with Dr. Whitney in Mooresville, then with Adams Memorial Hospital working with Dr. Mark Gresla.
    Among survivors are a daughter, Dee Dee (Jesse) Belleu or Brazil; a son, James (Katy) Baumgartner of Danville; step-daughter, Rhonda Hendricks of Fort Myers, Fla.; step-son, Steven Hendricks of Marion; a sister, Susan Kay (Kevin) Grrabriel of Brazil; three brothers, Harold Wayne Baumgartner of Mishawaka, Bruce Allen (Jill) Baumgartner of Coal City and Kent Ray (Donnella) Baumgartner of Clay City; three grandchildren, Brandon Belleu, Aidan Belleu and T.J. Baumgartner; and two step-grandchildren, Austin Hendricks and Clare Hendricks.
    He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ralph and Margaret Baumgartner; maternal grandparents, Harley and Naomi Scott; great-nephew, Eric Baumgartner; and great-niece, Ryanne Baumgartner.
    Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday in the St. Mark's United Methodist Church, Decatur, on Sunday at the Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, clay City and one hour prior to the service at the Assembly of God Church, Clay City.
    Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the St. Mark's United Methodist Church and also at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at the Assembly of God Church in Clay City.
    Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Clay City with Military Grave Side Services conducted by American Legion Post 0840 of Clay City.
    Preferred memorials are to donor's choice.

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