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Marjorie J. Baum

June 17, 1921 October 25, 2007
Marjorie J. Baum
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Marjorie J. Baum, 86, a lifelong resident of the Garrison, Vinton and La Porte City area, died Thursday, October 25, 2007, at the Vinton Lutheran Home following a long illness.    Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 AM Monday, October 29, 2007, at Russell Funeral Home in Vinton. Immediately following visitation, a graveside service will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Vinton with Pastor Jerry Thordsen officiating.    Marjorie was born June 17, 1921, in Vinton, the daughter of Dale A. and Jesse Mae Clime Davin. She graduated from Vinton High School in 1938.    In June of 1941, Marjorie was united in marriage with Harold Dean Baum at the First Christian Church in Vinton. She farmed with her husband south of La Porte City, where they raised their three children.     Marjorie was a member of First Christian Church in Vinton and was very active in the Mt. Auburn American Legion Auxiliary.    Marjorie is survived by one daughter, Judy Wellner of Louisville, TN; one sister, Bette Johnson of Des Moines; one daughter-in-law, Vicky Baum of Lakeville, MN; 8 grandchildren: Deanne Benorden, Rich Wellner, Jr., Ryan Wellner and Blaine Wellner, all of Knoxville, TN, Roxanne Rolland of Mt. Vernon, Stacey Branscomb and Breanna Baum, both of Lakeville, MN, and Corey Baum of Elko, MN; 18 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.    She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dean, on May 18, 1984; two sons: James Dale and Ronald D. Baum; and one sister, Bernice Swartz.    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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