Karl F. Baumann, 68


Karl F. Baumann, 68, of Selbyville, Del., died Sunday, July 16, 2017, at home. Baumann was born in Pittsfield, Mass., the son of the late Charles R. and Agnes T. (Smith) Baumann.

He was employed by Bayside Golf Course as an equipment mechanic and served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and loved hunting, fishing and golfing as a kid.

Baumann was a longtime musician and had played and lived all over the world. He played music at the Boys Club as a teen and with the USO — Nashville Country Music Artists. Some of his bands were the Half Notes, the Silvertones and Bullwhip. His proudest moment was walking his stepdaughter Samantha down the aisle for her wedding at Walt Disney World in October of 2016.

Baumann was preceded in death by his brother, Daniel Baumann, and a sister, Kathryn Baumann He is survived by his wife, Cheryl L. Baumann; a daughter, Eileen Greenleaf and her husband, Joe, of Pittsfield, Mass.; two stepsons, Erik Curry and his fiancée, Lisandra, of Salisbury, Md., and Morgan Curry of Selbyville; his stepdaughter, Samantha Bouaphakeo, and her husband, Vance, of Salisbury; a sister, Elizabeth Marshall, and her husband, Robert, of Knoxville, Tenn.; three grandchildren; his mother-in-law, Marlene Dalton; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at the Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company fire hall, 30 N. Main Street, Selbyville, Del. Friends may call one hour before the service. Condolences may be sent online at www.bishophastingsfh.com.