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Frederick "Fred" H. Baumberger

May 17, 2020 April 8, 2014
Frederick "Fred" H. Baumberger
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Fred H. Baumberger passed away at Helia Healthcare at the the age of 93. He was born in Bond County to Nathaniel and Lola (Weber) Baumberger. He married Della Fern Durr on May 19, 1946 in Mulberry Grove, IL. She died in September of 1976. He later married Bessie Mae Young Zobrist on December 30, 1978 in Reno, IL. She died February 3, 2014. He is survived by his daughters Sue (Everett) Freeberg and Jane (Gary) Netzler, his son Craig Baumberger, his step-daughter Betty (Delbert) Quick, his step-son William Zobrist, two grandchildren, two great grandchildren along with numerous step grandchildren and step great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by both wives, two brothers Keith Baumberger and Ed Baumberger, and two sisters Helen Paine and Jean Reelitz. Fred was a lifelong Bond County resident. He graduated from Blackburn College with an Associate Degree in Agriculture. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946 serviing in the 658 Amphibian Tractor Battalion. He attained the rank of Major. Ater returning home he farmed north of town and was also the farm reporter for WGEL. He raised and raced harness horses for for 20 years until 1990. He was named Prairie Farmer Master Farmer in1969. He served on the Reno Schol Board, Bond County Soil Conservation District Board, Utlaut Hospital Board, Bond County Community Unit #2 School Board, Bond County Service Company Board, Bond County Community Unit #2 Academic Foundaton Board, Bond County 911 Committee, Reno Bethel Cemetery Trustee, American Legion, V.F.W, Amvets, and Bond County Senior Citizens Center Council, Greenville Kiwanis Club, Montgomery & Bond County Gideon Camp, and Reno Bethel Presybterian Church. Memorial contributions are suggested to The Bond County Senior Citizens Center, The Gideons, or the The Bond County Community Unit #2 Academic Foundation.


Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 11 AM

Young Funeral Home


Friday, April 11 from 4-7 PM without the family present Saturday after 9 AM until service time with the family present

Young Funeral Home

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