August 31, 2016
- 5:00 PM
September 01, 2016
- 2:00 PM
September 01, 2016Mandan Union Cemetery
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.