Richard Baumstarck

richard baumstarck
Richard Phillip Baumstarck was born February 27, 1964 in Mandan, ND to the parents of John and Rose Baumstarck. Richard was a loving son and was a caring brother to his 11 siblings. In his youth, Richard was an avid runner, competing in track at Mandan High School. Shortly after he graduated from high school, Richard joined the US Navy. He served on the USS Enterprise as an electrical and mechanical technician. Richard had several jobs throughout his career, always giving 100%. Anyone who had the opportunity to work with him could attest to his astounding work ethic. It didn’t matter if he was cutting firewood, laying concrete, or working construction, he worked tirelessly to get the job done. He ended his career with Roer’s Construction. It was one of the hardest chapters he was forced to close. Throughout the years, Richard maintained the highest integrity in all aspects of his life. He never complained and kept his witty sense of humor. His faith was unwavering, even during the darkest hour of his illness. He never questioned God’s path for him; his faith kept him grounded. Richard was a gentle soul and was very kind hearted. Faced with death at a young age, Richard maintained his faith, sense of humor, and his love for music. Most people work to live, Richard lived to work. Richard is survived by six sisters, Leona (Dennis) Hempler, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Shirley (Mark) Voss, Bismarck, North Dakota, Linda (Jamie) Carmichael, West Fargo, North Dakota, Julie (Jeff Tomlinson) Rhoades, Salinas, California, Rose (Greg) Baranyk, Gainesville, Florida, Mary Baumstarck, Bismarck, North Dakota. Five brothers, John (Jean) Vancouver, Washington, Adam (Joan) Nashville, Tennessee, Leo, Redmond, Washington, Al, Fargo, North Dakota, Hilary (Peggy) Salinas, California, 24 nieces and nephews, and 14 great nieces and nephews. Richard is preceded in death by his parents, John and Rose (Kelsch) Baumstarck.

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  1. Linda Julie & all – and all of your families ~ just wanted you to know that you are in are thoughts
    Love ~ Foster & Lora Strand

  2. Al – and all your family –

    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Al, I am here if you need anything. I know the pain of loss. You have supported me and I am here to support you. We can be a support to each other. Take care and God Bless You!

  3. I wish that I could be with you all at the prayer service, but circumstances say that I have to stay close to the hospital in Grand Forks. Know that my prayers and thoughts are with all siblings of Richard. Eternal Rest give unto him, O Lord. Fr John

  4. Dear Julie, Hillary, Linda and the rest of the Baumstarck family,
    I’m sorry to hear of the passing of your brother, Richard. Thinking of you in this time of loss.

  5. To Richard’s family, please accept my condolences as you cope with the loss of your dear loved one.
    I know it is a struggle to cope with your loss. May God grant you peace and comfort at this difficult time.
    The memories you have of Richard will always be a part of you.
    Psalm 62:8

  6. to the family of richard baumstarck.
    our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    matt & sharon wolf

  7. Although I did not know Richard personally, after I read about the untimely death of Richard after just 52 way too short years of precious life, I wanted to express my feelings of sympathy for the Baumstarck family. Most of us have seen this enemy death claim the lives of people dear to us. But Jehovah God (Psalms 83:18) promises to destroy this enemy, death, once and for all. Rev. 21: 4; tells us: “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.” (Isaiah 25: 8, 1 Corinthians 15: 26) For more comforting scriptures please visit: It has given me hope, strengthened my faith and helped me find the answer to Why? I know it will do the same for you. God’s kingdom that Jesus taught us to pray for at Matt. 6: 9, 10 will bring about these wonderful promises including the resurrection. (John 5: 28 John 6: 40) I offer my sincere condolences to the family. Feel free to contact me at my email address:
    I am mailing a comfort letter to each member of the family.

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