Baumann, Nelson Paul

Baumann, Nelson Paul


Nelson Paul Baumann, 90, passed away on December 18,2018 in Fountain Hills, Arizona.  He was born on December 18, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois.
Nelson  grew up in the Portage Park area of Chicago, Illinois. He enjoyed his youth and spent much of his time with his beloved brother Bill and cousins Ron & Marilynn. He demonstrated a high level of intelligence and was admitted to the United States Merchant Marine Academy where he graduated as a Marine Engineer in December 1950. Nelson had a successful 45 year career as an engineer with DuPont and was a 50 year member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. 
Nelson met his loving wife Alice of 65 years while attending the USMMA in Great Neck, NY.  He had a life long affection for baseball and the Chicago Cubs. He loved to spend time with family, reading and traveling with Alice.   
He is survived by his wife, Alice Wood Baumann; his children, Diane McGhee Valle, Don and wife, Tonya, Baumann, Carolyn and husband, Scott, Davis; grandchildren, Christine, Jonathan, Michael, Kaitlyn, Laura, Colleen, Sean; and great grandchildren, Samatha, Liam, Fiona and Elise.

The family will be holding private services.

Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the United States Merchant Marine Academy (

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4 responses to Baumann, Nelson Paul

  1. We are so sorry for your loss. We love you all and are sending our prayers.

  2. Lillian Kunz says:

    I am so sorry to hear this Alice and family. I called and talked to him on his 90th birthday! He sounded good and told him it would have been Don Brant’s 90th birthday also. My goodness the “Thirsty Dozen Boys” are only a few left! May God bless you and your family. Love Lillian Kunz.

  3. Dear Alice,
    I remember our good times together in Corpus Christi. Nels always kept us “on our toes”. It is devastating to loose a husband and your best buddy. I found comfort in remembering all the happy times Bob and I had together. It gave me something to lean on — and I know it will for you.
    Your family will be your rock, The Lord will give you and your family strength.
    Much Love,
    Jeanne Pandiscio

  4. Y Sims says:

    My sincere condolences to your family and may God give your family power beyond what is normal to help you through this difficult time. God never intended for humans to suffer the debilitating effects of aging. On the contrary, his purpose was and still is that men and women enjoy perfect health on a earth-wide Paradise. Only when paradise is restored, will we be able to enjoy peace, plenty of food and vibrant health along with everlasting life. Many of our loved ones will be resurrected when ‘the meek ones will possess the earth…’ Psalm 37:11.

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