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Robert Baumfalk - March 25, 2012


Robert Lawrence Baumfalk of McCook, Neb., originally of Wauneta, Neb., passed away Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Community Hospital in McCook. He was 98 years old.
Robert was born on April 15, 1913, to Hickey Henry and Mary (Hedke) Baumfalk on a farm near Ludell, Kan. When he was six years old the family moved to Hitchcock County to a farm north of Stratton where he attended school.
Robert was united in marriage to Dorothy Walgren at Benkelman, Neb., on Jan. 27, 1937. Two sons, Dick and Ronald, were born to this union. They made their home on a farm near Stratton for 18 years. In 1955, they moved to the Walgren farm in Dundy County where they farmed and raised livestock.
In 1974, they purchased a home in Wauneta where they resided for 34 years. Bob worked for Harchelroad Motors, setting up machinery and delivering cars.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church for 60 years. His hobbies included fishing, hunting and gardening. He loved to have his family around him.
In 2008, Bob and Dorothy moved to Willow Ridge Retirement Home in McCook where he was living at the time of his death.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Hickey and Mary Baumfalk; son, Dick Baumfalk; grandson, James Baumfalk; two sisters and seven brothers.
Survivors include his wife of 75 years, Dorothy Baumfalk of McCook; son, Ronald Baumfalk and wife, Nancy, of Aurora, Colo.; grandchildren, Kent Baumfalk and wife, Sherrill, Michael Baumfalk, Carol Van Ert, and Craig Baumfalk and wife, Vickie; great grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Derek Baumfalk and Steven and Sandy Van Ert.
Memorials may be given in his name to the Wauneta United Methodist Church.
Friends may send condolences to the family at www.carpenterbreland.com.
Funeral services were Thursday, March 29, 2012, 11:00 a.m. MT at the Wauneta United Methodist Church with Rev. Bonnie McCord officiating.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.