Jimmie L. Bauman died of a heart attack at age 89. He was the fifth child of parents George L. and Frances S. Bauman in Mt. Vernon, Indiana. His siblings, Robert, Della, Georgia and Lloyd preceded him in death. He also lost his only child and son Kurt in 2005.
He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and his wife of nearly 70 years, Ruth Curtis Bauman. They met in high school in Mt. Vernon, Indiana and wed in November 1952. Five months later Jim was drafted into the Army during the Korean conflict. He was stationed at Camp Atterbury, Indiana and transferred to Camp Carson, Colorado. He attended DeVry Technical Institute in Chicago, obtaining an associate degree in electronic technology.