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Timothy Baumgartner Obituary


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“Truly a great man and a true family friend. He always had a story or joke for you to ponder. My heart goes out to Margaret, thoughts and prayers go...Read More »
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Mass of Christian Burial for Tim Baumgartner, 83 year old long time Buffalo resident who passed away Sunday at the Billings Clinic in Billings, Montana, will be celebrated Friday, June 2st at 10:00 from the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Buffalo with Father Pete Johnson Celebrant. A Vigil and Remembrance Service will be held and the Rosary recited on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. from the church. Interment will be in Willow Grove Cemetery with graveside services to follow the Mass. Donations in Mr. Baumgartner's memory may be made to the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in care of the Harness Funeral Home, who are in charge of all arrangements. A reception and time of fellowship will be held at the American Legion Hall in Buffalo, immediately following the graveside. Timothy Charles Baumgartner was born on October 11, 1929 in Sheridan, Wyoming to Henry and Agnes Baumgartner. He attended country school taught by his aunt Inez Fredricks for several years before his parents sent him to boarding school in Sidney, Nebraska. He went to high school for one year in Buffalo before he and his twin brother Jim moved to Casper to live with their aunt and uncle where they graduated from high school in 1948. After high school he worked for his uncle Lee Mankin as a ranch hand and later in the Oil fields. He was married on January 15, 1949 in Gillette to Margaret Trollan and they worked on the family ranch for a time before he went to work as a ranch hand for Santiago Michelena. Tim and his brother Jim took over the family ranch on Powder River which they ran for many years. The left the ranch in 1974 and moved to Buffalo where he owned and operated the 21 Club and Century Club. In 1978 he went to work for Tom Pearce car sales and in 1979 he started the Northside Car Sales which he owned and operated until the time of his death. Tim was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and a past member of the Elks Lodge. Tim's great love in life was the time he spent with people, he was a great friend and loved doing for others. He relished every relationship he ever made and especially his fellowship with people at the car sales. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grand kids. He is survived by his wife Margaret Baumgartner of Buffalo; one son Tom Baumgartner of Gillette; one brother Larry Baumgartner and his wife Judy of Sheridan; five grandchildren Cathy Rueschhoff of Gillette, Travis Baumgartner and his wife Vilma of Texas, T.C. and Patrick Baumgartner of Boise, Idaho and Chris Baumgartner and his wife Jenny of Gillette; five great-grandchildren, Alyssa Baumgartner; Jordan and Kalyn Rueschhoff and Lucy and Libby Himes; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his twin Brother Jim.

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