Mardell Ruby (Strelow) BaumannOctober 14, 1924 ~ August 1, 2020 (age 95)
Funeral Services for Mardell R. Baumann, age 95, of Norfolk, will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, August 6, 2020 at Grace Lutheran Church in Norfolk. Reverend Christopher Asbury will officiate. Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements. The service will be recorded and can be viewed on the Home for Funerals website under Mardell’s obituary.
She passed away Saturday, August 1, 2020 at her daughter’s home in Battle Creek.
Mardell Ruby was born October 14, 1924 in Pierce, Nebraska to Arthur and Clara (Kuhl) Strelow. She was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Pierce. She obtained her teacher’s certificate from Wayne State College.
On June 3, 1945, Mardell married Vernon Baumann in Pierce, Nebraska. The couple raised their children on the family farm north of Pierce, then on the family farm south of Norfolk. Mardell and Vernon enjoyed wintering in McAllen, TX. Mardell was active in the Ladies Aid at Grace Lutheran Church.
She is survived by her children Val Gene (Claudia) Baumann of Overgaard, AZ, Bev (Jim) Prauner of Battle Creek, and Barb (Dwight) Chaney of Humphrey, 12 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, sister Adeline Scott of Sun City, AZ, brother Harold (JoAnn) Strelow of Pierce, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mardell was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Vernon, and son Roger.
Memorials are suggested to Grace Lutheran Church.