|Birth: ||Dec. 16, 1933|
|Death: ||May 8, 2012|
BETTENDORF - Ernest A. "Ernie" Baumbach, 78, a resident of Bettendorf, died on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at the Clarissa Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf.
He was laid to rest at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, where military honors were conducted.
He was born in Davenport on December 16, 1933, the son of Otto and Velma (Drummond) Baumbach. In 1953, Ernie enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served with the 2nd Division aboard the USS Cushing. Upon his honorable discharge in 1957, he was awarded the National Defense Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Medal and the China Service Medal.
On December 14, 1957, he was united in marriage to Patricia A. Hambell in Pleasant Valley.
Ernie retired on February 3, 1988, as a tool crib foreman at the Rock Island Arsenal after 35 years of federal service. Following his retirement, he worked as a school crossing guard at Hoover Elementary School in Bettendorf.
He and Pat loved traveling and camping in the motorhome for many years. He also enjoyed fishing, playing golf, playing Rolle Bolle and bowling.
Ernie was a member and Past Master of Hamilton Lodge 664, A.F. & A.M. of Bettendorf.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Pat; his sons, Gary Baumbach of Bettendorf and Mark (Barbi) Baumbach of Pleasant Valley; his grandchildren, Tonya (Jared) Cockshoot of Park View and Blake Baumbach of Iowa City; his great-grandchildren, Marlayna and Elyse; and many other relatives and wonderful friends.
Ernie was preceded in death by his sisters, Irma Kroeger, Ione Hanne, Ilah Smith and Arlene Krambeck, his brother, Arnold Baumbach, and his parents.
Otto George Baumbach (1884 - 1968)
Velma Edna Drummond Baumbach (1894 - 1948)
Arnold O. Baumbach (1910 - 1997)**
Ione Ruth Krambeck Hanne (1915 - 1979)**
Irma Kathryn Baumbach Kroeger (1921 - 1989)*
Ernest A. Baumbach (1933 - 2012)
Pleasant Valley Cemetery
Created by: Ken Nagel
Record added: May 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89994018