Posted: Thu 3:52 PM, Apr 04, 2013
Funeral Home: Helke
Luella Bertha Hertha Baumann, 94, of Wausau, passed away on Tuesday, April
2, 2013, at Mt. View Care Center. She was born to Martin and Augusta
(Hoernke) Sturm in the town of Maine on September 27, 1918. She was married
on November 7, 1936, to Elgart Baumann, Sr. in the town of Maine. He
preceded her in death on July 10, 1992. Luella was a homemaker who loved
and took care of her family. She also had a part-time cleaning job at the
Steffke-Spector Freight Company.
Luella loved to knit and she would share the many baby sweaters and doilies
with her family and friends. Many children and grandchildren from her
family and friends’ families had a sweater that Luella made as they were
growing up. She was an excellent baker and her family would always look
forward to her baked goods, especially her home-made bread. She met weekly
at the healthcare center with the senior group to play Sheepshead. Luella
was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, the Wausau Senior Citizens Club,
and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Luella is survived by her son, Elgart (Eunice) Baumann of Wausau;
grandchildren, Timothy (Beverly) Baumann, Brenda (David Patrick) Bolin,
Angela Baumann, Christian (Jennifer) Gee, and Corey Gee;
great-grandchildren, Sierra Gee and Andrew Bolin; and many nieces and
She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Elgart; daughter,
Kathleen Gee; parents, Martin and Augusta; brothers, Eugene and Royal Sturm;
sisters, Elberta (Walter) Crowley and Alvera (Eldor) Klebenow;
sisters-in-law, Edna Giese, Esther Bohl, Ella Barrett, and Norma Oelke; and
nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 8, 2013, at Trinity
Lutheran Church, 501 Stewart Ave., Wausau, with Rev. Zach Holdorf
officiating. Family and friends may call on Sunday, April 7, beginning at
4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Helke Funeral Home, Wausau, and again at the
church on Monday beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial
will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, town of Maine.
You may sign the family guestbook at www.helke.com.
The family requests memorials be made to Trinity Lutheran Church Altar Guild
or Trinity Alumni.