Vernon Center Dorothy Rose (Starke) Baumgard, age 84, of Vernon Center, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at Luther Memorial Home in Madelia. Funeral services were Nov. 19, 2012, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Vernon Center.The Rev. John Bennett officiated. Burial was in Vernon Center Cemetery.
Dorothy was born April 20, 1928, in Mankato, the daughter of Emil and Wilhelmina Starke. On May 6, 1953, she was united in marriage to Melvin Carl Baumgard at Trinity Lutheran Church in Nicollet.
Dorothy is survived by her loving husband, Melvin Baumgard of Vernon Center; daughter, Sharon (Bill) McDermott of Winnebago; sons: Gary (Sharon) Baumgard of Vernon Center, Randy (Julie) Baumgard of Waseca, Wayne (Cheryl) Baumgard of Mapleton, Darrell Baumgard of Amboy; daughter?in?law, Debra Baumgard of Lake Crystal; sisters: Bernice Truebenbach of Mankato, Marlys (Jerome) Peters of Nicollet; brother, Emil (Marion) Starke, Jr. of Hutchinson; and eight grandchildren.
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