Barbara “Bobbie” Baumgarten, 88, Casselton, ND passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 10, 2020 at her home.
Barbara Ann Jabs was born Sept. 24, 1931 at Wheatland, ND to Ferdinand and Anna (Nordine) Jabs. She graduated from Lincoln High School in Casselton and received her teaching certificate from Mayville Teacher’s College. She taught rural school near Lynchberg, ND and later Horace (ND) Elementary. Bobbie married Donald Baumgarten on June 1, 1952. She worked as a bookkeeper at Farmers Union Oil in Casselton and then at the Central Cass High School. Before retiring, she worked at Loegering Mfg for 13 years.
She is survived by her husband, Donnie; four children, Dan (Colleen) Baumgarten of Casselton, Cathy (Doug) Freitag of Angle Inlet, MN, Terry (Sandie) Baumgarten of St. Michael, MN and Colleen (Ryan) McLean of Rosemount, MN; 7 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Lois Marshall and several nieces and nephews.
Bobbie was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Michael; brothers, Lynn Jabs, Oliver Jabs and Wilfred Marshall; sisters, Frieda Jabs, Edna Dewerff, Ruth Swanson and Violet Ratchenski.
A private family service will be held. The service can be viewed on the funeral home website starting Sunday, May 17. Burial will be at the Casselton Cemetery.
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