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ALAN STANLEY BAUMGARTNER, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 in Indianapolis. He was born in Adams County June 17, 1939 to Stanley and Gretchen (Stucky) Baum-gartner. He graduated from Geneva High School in 1957 where he participated in basketball, track, concert, and marching band. He graduated with a BS degree in secondary education from Indiana University and an MS degree in guidance counseling from St. Francis University. 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. He was a member of the Wabash Valley Golf Club where he loved mowing the fairways for many years. A member of the First United Methodist Church, Limberlost Conservation Association of which his grandfather Lester Stucky was one of the founders. Chairman of the Adams County Election Board, and he led the funding drive for the Geneva High School Memorial Park. He was very kind, a loyal friend to many and 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; his father, Stanley in 1983, and his mother, Gretchen in 2009. He is survived by his son, Jay Baumgartner (Wendy) of Melbourne, Fla.; his daughter, Cari Baumgartner of Indianapolis; and daughter, Shari Mills, of Dallas, Texas. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Kristie and Derek Baumgartner, Trevor and Caitlin Mills; and one great-grandchild, Tristan Mills; his sister, Linda Tenney (Tom) of Wabasha, Minn.; Aunt, Garnet Klopfenstein, of Madison, Ind.; and friend, Bonnie Shaneyfelt. Service is 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva, Ind., with viewing four hours prior. There will be no graveside service. Memorials to the Geneva High School Memorial Park. Arrangements by Downing & Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva. Online condolences may be made at
Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Feb. 21, 2014
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