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March 11, 2013

Alvin E ‘Red’ Baumann

A funeral Mass for Alvin E “Red” Baumann, 84, of Floyds Knobs, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 14, at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church, Floyds Knobs, with burial in the church cemetery. He died Monday, March 11, 2013.

 He retired from Thoroughbred Container in Louisville and was a past employee of Mead Paper Company. He was a lifelong member of St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church where he served as a lector, Eucharistic minister, and Faith Formation instructor. He was member of the Christian Men’s Program and fervently supported the youth ministry program. He was active in the Mount St. Francis Center for Spirituality Cursillo movement. He served his country through the Indiana Army National Guard. A generous and giving person, he had served as Floyd County Councilman and supported the building of Floyds Knobs Community Club and baseball fields. He was instrumental in decisions to build a new firehouse in Floyds Knobs. In his love for people, he taught his children to serve others and to love people for their uniqueness. He was dedicated to athletics, enjoyed sports throughout his life, and was a fan of NAHS and IU basketball and football programs. His greatest memories were swimming and recreation at Blackiston Mill while growing up with his siblings. He was a loving father, grandfather, and godfather. He was born to the late William and Mabel Sprigler Baumann. 

He is survived by his children, Donna Irmscher and her husband, Bob, Gregory Baumann and his wife, Pam, Diane Thomas and her husband, Mark, Douglas Baumann, and Phyllis Naville and her husband, Daryl; siblings, Melvin Baumann, Mildred Barmore, Pat Haub, and Ruth Davis; 10 grandchildren; and eight great- grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Catherine Schmidt Baumann; brothers, William and Richard Baumann; sister, Rita Haub his father and mother-in-law, John and Bertha Kiesler Schmidt.  

Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at Newcomer Funeral Home, New Albany, with a prayer service at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Visitation will continue after 9:30 a.m. Thursday, at the church.

Memorial contributions to be made to the St. Mary of the Knobs Seniors Program, 5719 St. Mary’s Road, Floyds Knobs, IN  47119 for continued activities.  To leave a special message for the family, please visit

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