Waneta Baumgartner


Waneta O. Baumgartner, 84, of Defiance, passed away on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at the Laurels of Defiance.

She was born on June 28, 1929, to Harvey and Ada (Harvey) Doyle in Paulding, Ohio. On September 14, 1947, she married Donald Baumgartner, and he preceded her on March 3, 1989. Waneta loved to bowl, play bingo and play cards. She enjoyed her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, Larry (Christine) Baumgartner of Morrison, Colorado; daughters, Betty Squires of Pettisville, Sue (Jerry) Becher of Oakwood; grandchildren, Kim (Dave) Schlatter, Dawn (Craig) Johnson, Todd (Jen) Squires, Julie Baumgartner, Matt (Jennifer) Becher, Kurt (Jodi) Becher; great-grandchildren, Tyler (Erica) Schlatter, Amanda (Trevan) Hamm, Sara Schlatter, Codi, Cole, Cade Johnson, Jacy, Brooke Squires, Justin, Noah, Marissa, Evan, Addi Becher; and a sister, Vera Willitzer of Defiance.

Waneta was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Donald Baumgartner Jr.; son-in-law, Ron Squires; brothers, Jim, Carl, Basil, Gene, Rex and Leon Doyle; sisters, Irene Brown, Flo Butler, Marie Bupp, Grace Michael, Doris Chamberlin and Velma Wagner.

Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at the funeral home, with Rev. Herald Yenser officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.

The family requests memorials be designated to the Laurel's activities department or to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.

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  • We learned of Waneta's passing on and want to tell you we are thinking of you.

    I have lost all emails so could not respond.  May  God comfort you at the loss of

    your mom.  We knew her and your Dad for a long, long time.  From Florida,

    we send Warm Sympathy.   Carl and Thelma Becker