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Lylas M. Baumann

July 19, 1946 ~ October 8, 2018 (age 72)


Lylas M. Baumann, 72, Athens died Monday, October 8, 2018 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

He was born July 19, 1946 in the town of Rib Falls, son of LaVila (Schulz) Krueger, town of Rib Falls and the late Marvin Baumann.  On December 13, 1969 he married Jean Hoff at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, town of Rib Falls. 

Survivors include his wife Jean Baumann, Athens, his mother, LaVila Krueger, town of Rib Falls, his children, Scott Baumann and Carrie (Kris) Klinger, both of Athens, four grandchildren, Jordan (Emily) Baumann and Nicholas Baumann and Hannah and Aiden Klinger, his siblings, Sharon Landowski, Edgar, Gary (Beverly) Baumann, Merrill, Dennis (Erin) Baumann, Greensboro, NC. and Sandy (Art) Ebbinger, Clintonville as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides his father he was preceded in death by an infant brother Larry and his step father Harvey Krueger.

Starting in 1964 Lylas worked at Brickner Motors in Little Chicago as a mechanic until his retirement in 2014. Besides working at Brickners, through the years he always had multiple side jobs of painting cars and County Concrete cement trucks, various mechanic side jobs, growing ginseng and many more to always keep him busy.

For many years, Lyle was involved with the Athens Bowling League where he bowled for Brickners, Central WI Bass Buster fishing club and on a variety of committees such as Church Council and the Hillside Cemetery Committee.

Lyle had many hobbies including:

Fishing, hunting, gardening, raising chickens, cutting fire wood, making maple syrup, sausage and canning. He was known for his 30+ years of hunting trips out west where it was not only his vacation but also Jean’s vacation while he was there.

He was famous for his Saturday morning pancakes and fixing…everything.

Hardworking and a kind heart, Lyle loved his family and his faith at St. John Lutheran Church in Rib Falls. He was always determined to complete a project despite having macular degeneration with his latest hobby being woodworking. He made friends with everyone he met, telling stories with a deep belly laugh until he cried.

Two words to describe Lyle are generosity and abundance, with helping anyone who needed a hand and always giving something from his garden to family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 12, 2018 at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, town of Rib Falls.  The Rev. Terry Reich will officiate.  Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, town of Rib Falls.  Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Athens and again on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church.  In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Lylas’ name.  Online condolences may be expressed at



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