Wilbur L. “Web” Baughman, age 74, a resident of Taylor Road Churubusco, Indiana died Thursday February 5, 2009 following a year long illness.
Wilbur was born August 20,1934 in Bergoo, West Virginia a son of the late Grover Cleveland and Nellie (Cover) Baughman. His formative years were spent in West Virginia and then he moved to the Fort Wayne, Indiana area and to Churubusco, Indiana in 1963. As a young man he enlisted in the US Army and faithfully served our country during the Korean Conflict. His most significant duty assignment was with the 95th. Anti Aircraft Artillery Battalion Battery C . He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal; and the Army of Occupation Medal (Germany). He was united in marriage to Nelly M. Bell on his 22nd. birthday, August 20 1956. She passed away June 14, 2007. He had worked for Dexter Axle Company in Albion, Indiana for 15 years. His memberships include, the American Legion Post # 157 and Life membership in the VFW Post 3648 both located in Churubusco, where he served as Past Commander of both Post’s and was a member of the 40& 8 in Columbia City, Indiana.
He is survived by, his daughter Alecia (Don) Fahl of Columbia City, Indiana, 4 son’s Michael (Jean) Baughman, Wilbur Baughman, Jr., Dennis Baughman all of Churubusco, Indiana and Larry (Julie) Baughman of Warsaw, Indiana; a brother Clayton (Mable) Baughman of Buckhannon, West Virginia, 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, and wife he was preceded in death by, a daughter Sheri l. Chaffin in 2006, a sister Katherine and brothers David, Hayes, Clinton, and grandson Jason Crance.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday February 11, 2009 at 10:00 A.M. in the Sheets and Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco, Indiana with Pastor Bill Stephens officiating. Burial will follow in the Highland Park Cemetery in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The family will receive friends from 3:00 until 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday in the funeral home. For those who wish memorial contributions may be directed to; The Riley Hospital For Children 702 Barnhill Dr. Indianapolis, Indiana 46202. Envelopes will be available in the funeral home.
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