Lawrence Baumgartner, Jr.

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

A gathering of family and friends will be held Friday, April 28 at the Taylor Funeral Home, Staples from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. with prayers at 6:00 p.m. The celebration will continue at the Bears Den in Leader at 7:00 p.m.

Arrangements are with Taylor Funeral Home of Staples.

Larry was born July 17, 1956, to Lawrence and Elizabeth Baumgartner in Staples. He attended school in Staples. He married Shirley Hertel on June 16, 1963.. Larry attended the Staples and Hennepin Technical colleges for Machine Trades and became a machinist.  He worked as a machinist until 1987, when the family moved back to Leader where Larry took over the family farm, milking cows, working various jobs driving truck and  seasonal work for the Cass County Highway Dept. Larry’s interests included classic cars, drag racing, four-wheeling, farming, being outdoors and being busy tinkering with odds and ends.

Larry is survived by his wife; one son, Aaron (Jen) Baumgartner and one daughter, Serenity (Wayne) Keppers both of Leader; four grandchildren; three brothers, Joe (Shirley) Baumgartner of Kentucky, Paul (Judy) Baumgartner of Monticello and Bob (Linda) Baumgartner of Brainerd.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Mary Ann; two brothers, Pete and Tom and nephew, Robbie.

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