Roy Wesley Baumberger, age 90, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Rosewood Care Center in Alton, IL with his loving family by his side. Roy was born on September 12, 1923 in Granite City, IL, a son to the late Gottlieb and Emma (Stagun) Baumberger Jr.
Roy was a World War II veteran who proudly served in the United States Army, earning a Bronze Star and various other recognitions and medals. On October 13, 1951, Roy married Patricia Starr, the love of his life in Granite City, IL and she passed away on July 8, 2002. He had worked at Granite City Steel for thirteen years and the driver's license office in Granite City, IL for ten years before retiring. Roy was a charter member of Nameoki United Methodist Church in Granite City, IL. He enjoyed working in his yard, gardening and loved traveling with Patricia. Roy loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents and wife, Roy was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Tanner; and two brothers, Charles and Walter Baumberger.
He is survived by his loving sons, Rev. Dr. Bruce (Sandra) Baumberger of Alton, IL and Dr. David (Denise) Baumberger of Decatur, IL; one sister, Doris VanGundy of Arvada, CO; grandchildren, Joshua (Elizabeth) Baumberger of New Berlin, IL, Jonathan (Heather) Baumberger of Bethalto, IL, Heather (Adam) Rothe of Brighton, IL, Jill (Derek) Naylor of Athens, GA, Brooke (Adam) Hunt of Lexington, KY and Clark Baumberger of Decatur, IL; eight great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL
In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL with Reverend Tim Pate officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.
Memorial donations may be given to Nameoki United Methodist Church and will be accepted at the funeral chapel. www.irwinchapel.com
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