Xracers Obituary

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  1. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
    I just got this in an email from Carol:

    Jim Baumann, 73

    Jim C. Baumann passed away after a long, brave battle with colon cancer on March 30, 2009 at Lake Ridge Care Home in Buffalo. He was 73 years old.

    Jim was born July 22, 1935, at Brewer, Maine, to Norman and Doris Baumann.

    He attended school at East Hartford High School in East Hartford, CT graduating in 1953.

    He served in the U.S. Navy from 1955-1959 and was stationed on the USS Nipmuc ATF157 out of Newport, Rhode Island. He also served on the New York City Police Department. His interests were in guns and photography.

    On November 27, 1982, he married Carol Ann Korb (Turner). They lived in the east coast area for six years before moving to Minnesota.

    Jim worked for Medtronic, Inc in the Brady Leads department developing heart valves and was instrumental in the introduction of these valves in Canada.

    Jim loved fishing, sports, photography, and was a gun enthusiast. He was a huge animal-lover, opening their home to many pets over the years. He also loved NASCAR racing and participated in racing events in his younger years.

    In 1999, Jim and Carol made a trip to Canada to fulfill one of Jim's life-long dreams; the purchase of “Dudley Do-Right,” a 1972 Mini-Cooper car and it immediately became a prominent member of the Baumann family. Dudley survives. Jim was a co-founder of the "MMPEAPSHA" (Mini-Sota Minis Pizza Eating and Psychiatric Self-Help Association) mini classic car club of Minnesota.

    Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Neal and Doris Baumann, sister, Janice Baumann and stepdaughter, Tamara Turner.

    Survivors include Jim's wife, Carol, of the home; son, Sherman and Michelle of Moodus, CT, son, Eric of Ellington, CT, stepson, Robert Turner of Corpus Christi, TX, two grandsons, and one great-grandson,

    Cremation was preformed by the Cremation Society of Minnesota. Family and friends will hold a memorial gathering at a later date.
     
  2. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2005
    New Mexico
    Thanks for posting that, and I tip my hat to the man.
     

  3. SaddleSarge

    SaddleSarge New Member

    Aug 24, 2008
    And a heartfelt...."salute." My prayers extend to Jim's family. Thank you for sharing.
     
  4. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

    Thanks, Shooter45, for posting that.
    Carol
     
  5. 4EvrLearning

    4EvrLearning New Member

    Feb 27, 2009
    Left Coast
    My condolences to you, Carol, and to your family and friends, in this time of extreme loss.

    4Evr
     
  6. islenos

    islenos New Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    West Texas
    Of all the souls that in her sailed
    Let not one life in thee have failed;
    But hear from heaven our sailor's cry,
    And grant eternal life on high!
     
  7. pawn

    pawn Active Member

    Jan 31, 2007
    Crossville, TN
    prayers sent.
     
  8. Haligan

    Haligan Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2008
    FEMA Region II
    Rest in peace brother.
     
  9. artabr

    artabr New Member

    We Are Diminished

    Rest In Peace Racer


    Art
     
  10. Vladimir

    Vladimir New Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Issaquah WA
  11. Ed Wagner

    Ed Wagner Member

    166
    Nov 17, 2007
    NW Ohio
    My condolences and respect for Racer to his family, I would have been honored to have met him.
     
  12. Mr. Nameless

    Mr. Nameless New Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Coast of N.C.
    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal.
    Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

    I tip my hat to you and your family, Carol.
     
  13. TranterUK

    TranterUK Guest

    Thank you for that, sounds one of the good guys to me. His choice of car speaks volumes.

    I know he will be missed, as the good ones always will be.
     
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