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Elsie Baumann

February 1, 1916 — July 3, 2014

Minonk- Elsie L. Baumann, 98, of Minonk, IL passed away at 1:35 pm on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Heritage Health in Minonk, IL.

She was born on February 1, 1916 in Panola Township a daughter of John and Hattie Kark Harms. She married Frank U. Baumann on December 28, 1936 in Minonk, IL. He passed away on February 26, 1991.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, four sisters, grandson Jason Baumann, and granddaughter Jennifer Cremer.

Survivors include her children, Judy Cremer of Pontiac, IL; Jane (Bill) McNamara of Savoy, IL; Jim (Barb) Baumann of Minonk, IL; one brother Glenn (Elsie) Harms of Lexington, IL; and many nieces and nephews.

She will be missed by her family and friends. Her family always appreciated her delicious home made pies, her culinary skills, and humorous stories about her life experiences. She was a devoted wife and loving mother to her three children, ten grandchildren, and twenty-one great grandchildren with one great-great grandchild expected in August.

Elsie was a life long member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Minonk where funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, July 7, 2014. Rev. Ed Sinclair will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9-11 am at the church before the service. Burial will be in Minonk Township Cemetery. Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Minonk is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made St. Paul's United Church of Christ or Heritage Health in Minonk. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


JUL 7. 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)

St. Paul's United Church of Christ
Minonk, IL


JUL 7. 11:00 AM (CDT)

St. Paul's United Church of Christ
Minonk, IL

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