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Melvin C. Baumgard, 89

May 24, 2015

Vernon Center Melvin Carl Baumgard, age 89, of Vernon Center, died Monday, May 18, 2015, at Mapleton Community Home. Funeral services were held on Friday, May 22, 2015, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Vernon Center, the Rev. John Bennett officiated. Burial was in Vernon Center Cemetery.

Melvin was born March 22, 1926, at Vernon Center, the son of Charles and Martha (Proehl) Baumgard. He and Dorothy Rose Starke were married on May 6, 1953 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Nicollet. After their marriage they farmed the Baumgard homestead outside of Vernon Center. They were blessed with five children and 59 1/2 years of marriage. Dorothy passed away Nov.14, 2012.

Melvin enjoyed listening to polka music and going out to eat at the Dairy Queen. He also enjoyed going for rides with his children.

He is survived by his children, Sharon (Bill) McDermott, of Winnebago, Gary (Sharon) Baumgard, of Vernon Center, Randy Baumgard, of Waseca, Wayne (Cheryl) Baumgard, of Mapleton, Darrell Baumgard, of Amboy; daughter-in-law, Debra Baumgard, of Lake Crystal, and eight grandchildren, Andrew, Kelly, Justin, Dustin, Chris, Amy, Lisa and Logan.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, in 2012, parents, three sisters and a grandson, Adam Baumgard.

Web tributes may be left at www.spencerowen.com.