August "Auggie" Baumann

August Baumann, 78, of Buffalo Center, passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 20, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Buffalo Center. His family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Social distancing practices will be followed, and masks are required. The memorial service will be live streamed on Oakcrest Funeral Services’ Facebook page,

August Rollie Baumann was born December 24, 1942, the fourth of eight children born to George and Bessie (Steele) Baumann at Lakota. Jesus took him home February 6, 2021, after a long battle with MDS. He was 78. Known to everyone as Auggie, he was baptized and confirmed his faith at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lakota. He graduated from Lakota High School in 1960 and continued to farm and raise livestock with his dad. He served six years serving in the Army National Guard.

While roller skating in Buffalo Center, he met his life-long partner and love, Cheryl Leibrand. They were married three years later on August 18, 1968 and settled on the home farm near Lakota. Together they raised three wonderful sons, Scott, Mike and Adam. Auggie had an eye for quality dairy cattle. He sold them to many dairies around the country and Mexico. For a time, he had growers raise the heifers for him in four states. Auggie was well known in the dairy industry for the quality of his heifers, and through an export company he sold many Holstein heifers to foreign countries.

He enjoyed traveling and camping with family and friends, square dancing, bowling, playing cards, and watching sports. He was a current member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Buffalo Center. Every Christmas Eve, Auggie celebrated his birthday by going to church and then enjoying oyster stew and cherry pie. Auggie also enjoyed having his grandchildren and great-grandchildren visit so he could give them a tractor ride and show them the cows. He was a loving and caring person with a strong work ethic.

Left to treasure his memory are his wife of 52 years, Cheryl; sons Scott (Sonya) of Hudson, WI, Mike (Nicole) of Buffalo Center, and Adam (special friend Laura) of Overland Park, KS; 9 grandchildren, Ashley (Tom) Tacoma of New Albany, MS, Natasha (Derek) Brekke of Ely, MN, Niklaus (special friend Gabby) Baumann of Menominee, WI, Daniel (Hannah) Baumann of Baldwin, WI, William and Clara Baumann both at home in Hudson, WI, Mack Wempen of Garner, and Luke and Genna Bauman at home in Buffalo Center; and 11 great-grandchildren, John, Henry, Joseph, and Timothy Tacoma, Cora, Cossette, Catherine, Charlotte and Caroline Brekke, and Loren and Eleanor Baumann. He is also survived by sisters, Karen (Harold) Wagenaar of Sheldon, and Barbara (Steve) Kabe of Madison, WI; sisters-in-law, Roz (Dennis) Swanson of Buffalo Center, Valerie (Steve) Johanson of Forest City, Lori (Joe) Grygiel of Shakopee, MN, and Frieda Baumann of Mason City; a brother-in-law, Scott (Sue) Leibrand of Urbandale; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his parents-in-law, Mel and Opal Leibrand; four brothers, Ernest, Kenny (Helen), Ronald, and Harold Baumann; his sister, Ruth (Norb) Park; brother-in-law, Daryl Leibrand; and his nephews David and Dennis Baumann and Tyler Jacobs.

‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away’. Revelations 21:4

Oakcrest Funeral Services of Buffalo Center in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made to




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