Roger D. "Joe" Baumbach, 78, of St. Charles, passed away Monday, March 24, 2014, at the Golden Living Center in St. Charles.
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Joe was born to Reuben and Theresa Baumbach on Aug. 27, 1935. He attended St. Charles public schools until entering the U.S. Army in 1952. Joe and Sandra Moritz were married Feb. 16, 1963, and later divorced. They had two children, Tina and Joseph, both of Powhatan, Va. Joe retired after serving 20 years in the Army, during the Korean and Vietnam wars.
Joe enjoyed umpiring softball games, riding his classic bicycle around St. Charles, bus trips to Treasure Island Casino and his routine coffee stops at Cabin Coffee.
He is survived by a daughter, Tina (Tommy) Carter; son, JC Baumbach; grandchildren, Jessica, Kevin, Spencer, Ethan, Trevor and Addyson; great-grandson, Anthony; brother, Loren (Mary) Baumbach; brothers-in-law; Roger Staloch and George Meyer; sisters-in-law, Eleanor Baumbach and Donna Baumbach; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Leonard, Calvin, Eugene, Kenneth and Duane; sisters, Muriel, Elinor and Barbara; and twin great-grandchildren, Aubrey and Aiden.
Joe will be missed by the patrons of Cabin Coffee and the many friends he made on his bus trips, at the casino and the passersby on his bike rides.
Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, at Faith Lutheran Church in St. Charles, with the Rev. Steve McGinley officiating. Lunch and social gathering at Moose Lodge #1114 immediately following.
His final farewell, with full military honors, will be at Fort Snelling Cemetery next to his GI buddies.
Published in The Post-Bulletin on Mar. 31, 2014