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Ralph H. Bauman, 86, a lifelong resident of Hampshire, passed away Friday evening, November 1, 2013 at Rosewood Care Center in Elgin. He was born November 9, 1926 in Hampshire, the son of Walter and Elma (Stoxen) Bauman. He was a 1944 graduate of Hampshire High School and a Navy veteran of WWII. Ralph was a volunteer firefighter for the Hampshire Fire Department since 1945. He worked for the Petersen Propane Co. in Hampshire for 40 years, from 1954 to 1994. Ralph was a longtime member of Zion United Methodist Church in Hampshire. Surviving are a nephew, Keith (Joyce) Bauman, four nieces; Pamela Broz, Kathy (Joe) Geisler, Nancy (Billy) Cunningham and Karen (Dr. Jeffrey) Johnson, 11 grand-nieces and nephews and one great-grand niece. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters; Joyce Sanders and Lois Averill and a brother Carl Bauman. Funeral Services will be held at 12 noon, November 9, 2013 at the Zion United Methodist Church, 157 W. Jefferson Ave., Hampshire with Pastor Diana Otterbacher officiating. Burial will be in the Hampshire Center Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the services on Saturday from 10:00am until the 12 noon service at the church. Please omit flowers. Memorials in his name may be directed to the Hampshire Fire Protection District. The Fredrick Funeral Home is assisting the family. For information, call 847-683-2711.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from Nov. 3 to Nov. 6, 2013
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