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Allen Dean Baumstarck, 65, was called home on November 23, 2022 surrounded by his family and compassionate healthcare providers at the VA hospital in Fargo, ND.

Al was born in Bismarck, ND on October 31, 1957 to Rose and John Baumstarck. Al graduated from Mandan High School, then served in the US Navy on the USS Lexington.

Al was an entrepreneur at heart, and his businesses included carpet cleaning and sewing machine sales and repair. Al’s deep faith was evident through his participation in the church and his willingness to serve, including in the church choir, the adoration, and the Knights of Columbus. Al was committed to helping family and friends, and he always showed up for those in need.

His hobbies included karaoke, biking, running, and card playing (especially pinochle). He loved riding his motorcycle. Al’s creativity shone in his passion for quilting.

Al is survived by ten siblings: Leona (Rick Glatt), Ponca City, OK; John (Jean), Vancouver, WA; Adam (Joan), Nashville, TN; Leo, Redmond, WA; Shirley (Mark Voss), Bismarck, ND; Linda (Jamie Carmichael), Ottertail, MN; Julie Rhoades, Loveland, CO; Rose (Greg Baranyk), Gainesville, FL; Hilary (Peggy), Bellingham, WA; Mary, Bismarck, ND; 24 nieces and nephews, and 23 great nieces and nephews.

Al was preceded in death by his parents John and Rose, brother Richard, and brother-in-law Dennis Hempler.

The family of Al Baumstarck expresses great gratitude to the VA Hospital in Fargo, ND for the care and love of Al while he battled brain cancer. Their compassion, respect, and professionalism were extremely evident, and we will be forever grateful.

Services

Visitation - Monday: November 28, 2022 @ 6:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103

7012376441
www.boulgerfuneralhome.com

Prayer Service - Monday: November 28, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103

7012376441
www.boulgerfuneralhome.com

Visitation - Tuesday: November 29, 2022 @ 1:00 pm

Holy Cross Catholic Church, West Fargo
2711 7th St E
West Fargo, ND 58078

(701) 282-7217
https://holycrosswestfargo.com/

Funeral Mass - Tuesday: November 29, 2022 @ 2:00 pm

Holy Cross Catholic Church, West Fargo
2711 7th St E
West Fargo, ND 58078

(701) 282-7217
https://holycrosswestfargo.com/

Luncheon: November 29, 2022 @ 3:00 pm

Holy Cross Catholic Church, West Fargo
2711 7th St E
West Fargo, ND 58078

(701) 282-7217
https://holycrosswestfargo.com/

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  1. Sympathy to all on the death of Al , he was a wonderful person , so kind when he worked at Rae Bon sewing center, now he is at peace.

  2. Condolences to the Baumstarck family, have known Al for over 50 years and considered him part of our family! Could not have asked for a better friend, Rest In Peace!!!

  3. My deepest sympathies to your family. Al was always such a bright light when he’d come into Ginnas and always willing to help with any sewing machine repairs I needed on my old machine. He will be greatly missed.

  4. My deepest sympathies to the Baumstarck family, I remember Al as being such a kind and engaging person. Hugs to you all Vicki Miller Butler

  5. Al was a hard working dedicated employee that was always reliable. Enjoyed the many years we worked together and the times he spent helping us on the farm. A great guy with a huge heart! Now he’s singing with the heavenly choir.

  6. Dear Shirley and Family of “Al”, my condolences in the loss of this very special person. May you find comfort and peace in his memory and the support of your friends and family members.

  7. So sorry for the loss of your brother. When Al moved into our apt. complex, I was hoping he liked to play cards we were always looking for a 4th or 5th person to play. So, he played as long as he was here. He showed us the quilts he had made, what an awesome quilter he was. Then he had to go to the Veteran Hospital there he stayed until the good Lord called him home. I miss Al and I’m glad I got to see him one more time.
    Rest In Peace my friend.

  8. ‘When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure’. Al was a treasure to all who knew him. He had the most amazing ability to make everyone he met feel special and valued. Al spread sunshine with every life he touched and we are so honored to have met Al and call him our friend.
    With our deepest sympathies,
    John & Debbie

  9. Al was the BEST sewing machine repair person! I could call him about a problem, tell him I was coming to town from 90 miles away. ask if he could take a look at it and he always knew what was wrong before he even took the machine apart! And I always got my machine back the same day! Wonderful man!

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