1940 — 2022
Charles Jay "Bud" Baumann passed away peacefully, surrounded with the love of his children, on January 1, 2022. Bud was born April 13, 1940 in Traverse City, Michigan to Lalah Vera Bundy and Milton Charles Baumann. He was raised in Springfield, Illinois. Bud graduated from Springfield High having played football and enjoyed the company of great friends. He earned a degree in civil engineering from Dartmouth College and in 1963 married his high school sweetheart, Carole. They moved to West Germany for his three years of military service, keeping tanks running along the East German border during the Cold War and enjoying travel. After his service, Bud got his masters in civil...