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John A. Baum
(09-30-1917 - 07-31-2014)

John A. Baum, 96, of Elgin passed on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Advocate Sherman Hospital, Elgin. He was born on September 30, 1917 in East Chicago, Indiana the son of John & Julia (Yavorchik) Baum.

John was a WWII Navy Veteran and a member of the Elgin American Legion Post # 57. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Elgin and was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for over 30 years prior to his retirement.

Survivors include his sons, John (Roberta) Baum of Bristol, IN. and Gary (Eileen M. Fay) Baum of South Elgin. Grandchildren, Jonathan, Justin (Michelle), Kirstin, Nathaniel and Nathalia. Great grandchildren, Chase and Delaney.

He was preceded in  death by his parents, wife Lucille in 2006, and a brother William.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 10:00 AM in the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. Burial with honors will follow in Bluff City Cemetery, Elgin. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4-8 PM in the funeral home. Memorials may be given to St. John’s Lutheran Church or the charity of one’s choice. Information 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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