James "Jim" Charles Baur
SPRINGFIELD - James "Jim" Charles Baur, 69, of Springfield, died at 1:22 a.m. on Monday, March 18, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Jim was born October 16, 1943, in East St. Louis, IL, the son of George Walter and Alice Cisco Baur. He married Jennifer "Jenny" Jackson on November 23, 1968, in Springfield.
Jim was a 1962 graduate of Cahokia High School and proudly served our country in the United States Air Force from 1962-1967. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in economics and a minor in business from Sangamon State University, now University of Illinois at Springfield. He worked for Fiat-Allis; the State of Illinois, Department of Mental Health; and retired from the Department of Corrections, Illinois Correctional Industries, as a production manager and hearings officer.
He was also a member of Central Baptist Church for over 40 years. He enjoyed photography, art, reading, and woodworking, but above all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and his dog, Jody.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Kathryn "Mickey" Dorman.
He is survived by his wife, Jenny Baur of Springfield; two daughters: Jill (husband, Erick) Brown of Marietta, GA, and Julie (husband, Jason) Malmberg of Boulder, CO; three grandchildren: Olivia, Aspen and Eleanor Malmberg; three siblings: Nancy (husband, Bobby) Ste-phens of Salem, MO, George "Buddy" (wife, Gloria) Baur of Millstadt, IL, and Martha (husband, Mick) Powers of Cheyenne, WY; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation & Funeral Ceremony: Family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral ceremony at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield, with Rev. Mary Ellen Sharp officiating.
Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery with military honors provided by the Department of Defense.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Central Baptist Church, 501 S. 4th St., Springfield, IL 62701 or Seven County Kidney Fund, 4940 Koa Rd., Rochester, IL 62563-6116.
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