Lawrence (Larry) Baumgartner
In Memory of
Lawrence (Larry) E.
Baumgartner Jr.
1956 - 2017
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Obituary for Lawrence (Larry) E. Baumgartner Jr.

Lawrence (Larry) E.  Baumgartner Jr.
Lawrence (Larry) E. Baumgartner Jr., age 60, of Motley. Passed away suddenly on April 23, 2017, at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary Ann; brothers, Pete and Tom and his nephew Robbie.

Larry was born on July 17th, 1956, to Lawrence and Elizabeth Baumgartner in Staples, Minnesota. He attended school in Staples and shortly after he met the love of his life, Shirley Hertel. They were married on June 16th 1973 and shortly after had their two children, Aaron and Serenity. He then attended the Staples and Hennepin Technical college to become a machinist. After receiving his education, he worked as a machinist until 1987. He then moved his family back to Leader where he grew up so he could take over the family farm, milking cows and working various jobs driving truck and working seasonally for Cass county highway department. Larry was always willing to lend a hand to family, friends and the community. He truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures and loved to be with family and friends. Larry has four grandchildren that he loved dearly and always found time to spend with them. He was known as their “Papa”. His interests include classic cars, drag racing, four-wheeling, and farming. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved to keep busy tinkering with odds and ends.

He will be deeply missed by his wife, Shirley; son, Aaron (Jen) Baumgartner of Leader; daughter, Serenity (Wayne) Keppers of Leader; grandchildren, Hannah, Tucker, Breanna and Dalton; brothers, Joe (Shirley) Baumgartner of Kentucky, Paul (Judy) Baumgartner of Monticello and Bob (Linda) Baumgartner of Brainerd.

Gathering of family and friends will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017, at Taylor Funeral Home of Staples from 3:00-6:00pm with prayers at 6:00pm. The Celebration will continue with Dinner starting at 7:00 pm at the Bears Den in Leader.

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