ROANOKE - Leo Baumann, 84, of El Paso, formerly of Roanoke, passed away at 8:49 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal.
He was born on June 21, 1928, in Streator, Ill., to Christopher and Hulda Schlabach Baumann.
Surviving are one son, Leo Brachter; one sister, LaVerna Bachman of Roanoke; two nieces, Brenda (John) Meils of Varna and Phyllis (Fred) Eden of Roanoke; two nephews, Doug Bachman of Eureka and Lee (Dotie) Bachman of Minier; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Bill Baumann; and one sister, Elnora Lindeburg.
A U.S. Army veteran, Leo served his country during the Korean War. He was a member of Roanoke American Legion Post 463.
He was a truck driver who, with his brother Bill, had owned and operated Baumann Trucking in Roanoke.
Private family services will be Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, and burial with military rites will be in St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery in Benson. Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Roanoke Ambulance. Online condolences may be sent to the family at knappjohnsonharris.com.