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Thomas A. Baumgartner

July 1, 2022 | 4 comments

Thomas A. Baumgartner left us today, July 1, 2022 to be reunited with the love of his life Betty.

He was born September 9, 1929 on French Island to Fred and Ruth (Mercier) Baumgartner.  His childhood was spent on the family farm.  After graduating from Logan High School he worked  on the family farm which he later took over.  On March 7, 1951 Tom married Betty Koenig.  Shortly afterward they started a family together.  His love of airplanes led him to obtain his pilots’ license.  He and Betty attended too many fly-ins to count.  Tom had a great love for automobiles.  He restored numerous antique vehicles.

He was preceded in death by  his wife Betty of 70 years; his parents; brother, Fred; sister Jane Prucha; and granddaughter, Lorilie Thurston.

He is survived by his sons, Steven (Sharon), Thomas II (Paula), and Jerald (Angie); daughter, Susan (Al) Thurston; and 6 grandchildren, Brian Baumgartner, Ian Thurston, Moriah Thurston, Shane Baumgartner, Hannah Baumgartner, and Lance Baumgartner.

The family would like to thank Mayo Clinic Health System Hospice and Brightstar Care for their assistance.  In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations to St. James the Less Catholic Church or The American Cancer Society



  1. jeanne marth

    We are so sorry to hear about your dad passing Steve.Prayers for you Sharon and all your family

    • Patrick

      Tom and Paula our condolences and prayers for your family.

  2. Mary jo Sanchez

    Steve…its hard to lose a parent at any time in life…it leaves such a hole in our heart. Hope you can rest now knowing how well you cared for him…your a kind son to have worked so hard to make his last days comfortable

  3. Doug and Diane Guertin

    Sue, Al and family. We are so sorry to hear that your dad has passed. It is never easy but he will always be with you. Our prayers are with you.


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