Hobart A. Baugh, 96, of Waterloo, died peacefully Nov. 8, 2013, in Waterloo.
He was born Aug. 26, 1917 in Mozier, son of the late William Henry and Sadie Baugh (nee Sidwell).
He was married for 70 years to Wanda Baugh (nee Hahn); she preceded him in death.
Mr. Baugh was a retired truck driver and member of Teamster Local 525, who started his career with Best Hybrid Seed Company and retired as a tanker driver from Piasa Trucking after 45 years of dedicated service. He was a 66-year member of the American Legion Post 1083 in Kampsville and a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving his time as a chauffeur to the admiral. He liked to hunt in his younger years and loved boating.
Mr. Baugh was a prankster and a workaholic who loved spending time with his grandkids. He will be missed greatly.
He is survived by his daughter, Joyce Krippel of Columbia; grandchildren, Mark Baldus, Andrea (John) Kawalec, and Matthew Krippel; great grandchildren, Nathan and Alex Kawalec; and many other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife; a daughter in infancy, Kathleen; son-in-law, Raymond Krippel; brothers, Winfred, William, Jackie, Allie and Moreland; sister, Odessa; and brother-in-law, Eugene.
Visitation and funeral services were Nov. 12, at Valhalla-Gaerdner-Holten Funeral Home.
Interment followed at Valhalla Gardens of Memory.
Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Childrens Hospital.
A very special thank you to the staff at Oak Hill Rehabilitation Center in Waterloo for their love and care.
Expressions of condolence may be offered at www.ValhallaGardensAndFuneralHome.com.