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“Bon Voyage, Uncle George. My first conscience memory of GA was when I was about 6 or 7yrs of age and came to Florida to visit my Grandparents. He...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Cheryl "Cherri" Pardonner-Walker-Bailey - FL

“I've known George since I was about 7 years old. He and Lydia were great friends of my family for many, many years. He and Lydia were part of our...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Gerry Lavinghousez Jones

“I first met George in 1963 when we purchased a farm in Florida. George finding out that we were from Wis. made a special effort to make us welcome...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Neil and RoseMary Burmeister - WI

“George was truly an honest, honorable and Noble man! Very few like him exist today!, My sisters and I are so grateful that he was a part of our lives...Read More »
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“My name is is Stacey, we "met" online via Ellen. I just want you to know how sorry I am and I will be keeping you in my prayers. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Stacey

“Thank you Sharon for being my cousin George's angel and taking such good care of him. I was a little sad when he moved to WI but so happy he found...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Christina Stidham

“I was so glad I got to spend time with this wonderful man and his wife, Sharon...they made an excellent couple and it was obvious how much they loved...Read More »
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8 of 8 | Posted by: Neil and RoseMary Burmeister - WI

George A. Baumeister, age 98, of Menasha, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. He was born in Freeport, Illinois, on December 7, 1918, the oldest son of the late George F. and Helen (Gillette) Baumeister. George attended a one-room, one-teacher school in Freeport. The family relocated to Shawano, Wisconsin, in 1929, where he attended grade school, followed by high school is Green Bay and Antigo. He was drafted into the Army in 1942, spending the next 3-1/2 years in various camps in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. After many letters with his seniorita, Lydia Ramos, they married following the war. George graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1929 and, upon moving to Florida, became Orange County's first Dairy Herd Improvement Supervisor, keeping the milk production records for dairy cows. In 1952 George and brother Jerry purchased a dairy herd which eventually became Jersey Jug Dairy, which was located near what is now John Young Parkway and Highway 441. Jersey Jug Dairy produced, bottled and delivered milk house to house and sold milk of out the front door. Eventually they sold the milk processing business and only produced milk which was sold to T. G. Lee Dairy. Orlando grew around George's dairy and he sold off the cattle and returned to work a few more years in the Dairy Association traveling around the state. George has been a Rotarian since 1968 and used his photography hobby as his service in not only his club, but in the district. He and Lydia attended 12 International Rotary Conventions, extending their stay to tour the hosting country. George and Lydia celebrated 61 years of happy marriage before the Lord took her home. He then married Sharon (Schmit) Pausig in 2009. George described this as "a continual honeymoon making memories" as they traveled around the USA and Canada. George is survived by his wife, Sharon; granddaughter, Kyle (Waggoner) Bernard; great granddaughter, Jacqueline Waggoner; and great grandson Timothy Ray Wagggoner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lydia; daughter, Marie (Oldam) Nickolson; and brothers, Gerald and David "Keith" Baumeister. Memorial services for George will be at 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at THE MARKESAN BIBLE CHURCH, 60 N. Margaret Street, Markesan, Wisconsin, with Pastor Lee Snyder officiating. The memorial service will follow Sunday morning's 10:00 a.m. services at the Markesan Bible Church. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, Florida. George's wife and family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staffs at Oakridge Gardens and Gardens of Fountain Way, as well as Affinity Visiting Nurses Hospice, for all the loving care throughout George's needs. Online condolences may be offered at

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