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Sharon Baumgartner
(05-16-1957 - 09-29-2014)

Sharon Baumgartner, 57, of Carpentersville, IL passed away in her home on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Born May 16, 1957 in Elgin, IL, Sharon was the daughter of Robert L. Baumgartner of Elgin, IL and Carol J. (Miller) Baumgartner (who passed away in 2010), and was the sister to Sandy Baumgartner of Carpentersville, IL and Rodney (Beth) Baumgartner of Memphis, TN. She has a paternal aunt, Virginia (Roger) Hitzeman of Valencia, California, as well as maternal aunts and uncles - Jack (Karen) Miller, and Betty (Bob) Ramier, Aretta Lee Huesman, and Janice Miller who preceded her in death. She also leaves behind many cousins and friends. Sharon graduated in 1975 from Larkin High School in Elgin. She received an Associate’s Degree from Elgin Community College in 1981 and was currently enrolled at Westwood College in Chicago. She loved animals and leaves behind her two “babies” - Huskies – Ranger and Roxy. Sharon but was currently employed at Petco in West Dundee. She was also in the process of starting her own dog training business. Sharon was very excited about being involved with the Lewis & Clark Expedition some years back, as well. Sharon loved her family, co-workers, former classmates and her many friends. She was always known as a loving and caring person, and her smile and friendly personality will be deeply missed by many. There will be a memorial service on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Laird Funeral Home at 310 S. State Street in Elgin, IL. Visitation will be at 2:00 p.m. with a celebration of Sharon’s life at 4:00 p.m. A trust has been set up to help with Sharon’s final expenses. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, and would be greatly appreciated, to: The Sharon Baumgartner Fund, c/o Chase Bank, 815 Summit Street, Elgin, IL 60120. For further information please call Laird Funeral Home at (847) 741-8800, and online condolences may be made at www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.  

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