William Baumgartner

William "Charlie" Baumgartner

Wednesday, October 20th, 1937 Sunday, September 8th, 2019

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Obituary for William "Charlie" Baumgartner

Mulvane - Baumgartner, William Charles (Charlie), age 81, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, September 8th, 2019. Charlie was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather that enjoyed his family and was very proud of all of them. Charlie was born in Riverdale, KS where he helped his father run the grain elevator and worked on area farms. His family later moved to Wellington, where his dad was Sumner County Sheriff and they lived in the Courthouse. He graduated from Wellington High School in 1955. Charlie was a four-year starter for the Emporia State University Football Team and while there, met and married his college sweetheart, Sue, and they enjoyed 60 years together. He had a career at Boeing, which spanned 35 years, retiring as a Materiel Senior Purchasing Manager in 1995. After retirement they enjoyed several cruises and road trips. Charlie loved watching all football, especially the KC Chiefs and the K-State Wildcats. He also enjoyed fishing on Leech Lake in Minnesota, trips to Colorado with the Mulvane Wildcat Camping Club, pheasant hunting, golf, and morning coffee with friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Ora Lou Baumgartner. He is survived by his wife, Sue; children, Bill (Julie) Baumgartner, Jamie (Peter) Gemmill; grandchildren, Cody, Will, and Jesse Baumgartner and Lucy Gemmill; sister, Lou Ann (George) Schifferdecker; and a loving extended family. Visitation 5-8pm with family greeting 5-7pm, Friday, September 13th at the Mulvane United Methodist Church 107 S. Central; Funeral Service 1pm Saturday, September 14th also at The Mulvane United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Mulvane United Methodist Church are suggested.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, September 13th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Mulvane United Methodist Church
    107 S. Central
    Mulvane, Kansas
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    Friday, September 13th, 2019
    5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Family Greeting 5-7pm
  • Service

    Saturday, September 14th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Mulvane United Methodist Church
    107 S. Central
    Mulvane, Kansas
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    Saturday, September 14th, 2019
  • Interment

    Saturday, September 14th, 2019 |
    Prairie Lawn Cemetery
    1422 E Harvey Ave, Wellington, KS 67152
    Wellington, KS
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    Saturday, September 14th, 2019

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Cindy McCaskey

Thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends
Comment | Posted at 02:11pm via Condolence

Eunice Overman

Sue, sending prayers for you and your family. Charlie will be missed. Eunice Kimball Overman
Comment | Posted at 08:14pm via Condolence

Fred and Marvel Allan McLean

Sue, we are thinking of you and your family so many good memories. We will see you Saturday. Not sure we will get there in time to come by Friday evening while you are there.

Fred and Marvel Allan McLean
Comment | Posted at 09:19pm via Condolence

Corky Simpson

Those of us who knew Charlie in Wellington enjoyed his friendship and good sense of humor. He was a tough football player on that great 1954 Crusader squad. -- Corky Simpson, Tucson, Arizona
Comment | Posted at 03:20pm via Condolence

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