Robert L. Baumgartner, age 71, of Annandale, died Sunday, August 30, 2020 at his home.
Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Annandale. Masks or face coverings are required, and attendees are asked to observe social distancing guidelines.
Robert Leo Baumgartner was born April 30, 1949 in Monticello, Minnesota to Clarence and Bernadine (Greving) Baumgartner. Bob grew up on the family farm in rural Clearwater, and attended school in Annandale, graduating with the Class of 1967. After his graduation, Bob honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, while be stationed in Germany. Upon his discharge, he returned to the family farm and worked construction with his brothers. On September 23, 1972, he was united in marriage to Susan Groebner, whom he had met at a party. They made their home in Maple Grove, where they raised their family. They later divorced. Bob worked as an auto mechanic for approximately 40 years for Barnett Chrysler Jeep in White Bear Lake. Bob returned to the Annandale area in the mid-1990s, where he has made his home since. For many years, Bob organized the pool tournaments at the Rendezvous Bar and Grill (formerly JJ’s) in Annandale. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, fishing, and then finding some more time to fish. Cars were always of a special interest to him, and he was known to enjoy the occasional Pabst Blue Ribbon. Robert always remained a dedicated family man to his sisters and brothers.
Robert is survived by his children, Timothy of Annandale, Sean (Katy) of Dickinson, TX, and Lynsey of Sauk Centre; 5 grandchildren, Christin, Roismarie, Johnathen, Philip, and Grace; siblings, Jerry of Annandale, Nancy (Ken) Oksendahl of Richmond, Joan Robinson of Monticello, Alice (Alvin) Meemken of Rice, and Margaret (Dan) Schumacher of Milaca; and many nieces, nephews, other family members and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Bernadine; and siblings, Dorothy, Donna, Frank, Tom, and Lester.
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