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Donald Frank Baumgart


Donald Frank Baumgart, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2009, in Douglasville, Ga.

He was born September 15, 1937 in Danville, to Frank and Ila Baumgart. He married Reta Baumgart (Holdrieth), also from Danville, on May 28, 1955.

He graduated from Danville High School in 1955. He began working at the Danville Commercial News as a boy delivering papers. He worked his way up to Circulation Manager in Danville and Bureau Manager in Hoopeston. In 1968 they moved to Macomb, to open their own advertising paper called The Business News. They sold that paper in 1978 and moved to the Chicago area where Don worked for Lerner Publishing as Managing Editor of The Market Journal. Around 1995 Don and Reta moved to Douglasville, GA to be closer to their children and grandchildren.

He is survived by one daughter, Debbie her partner Nilda of Palestine Texas; one son, Chris (Lisa) of Douglasville, Ga., and three grandchildren, Jake, Tina and Katie.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Reta, parents, brother and sisters.

Dad, we love you, miss you, and you will always live in our hearts.

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