Harlow E. Baumgartner

Harlow E. Baumgartner, 81, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having family members in Roanoke, IN, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

A Fort Wayne native, he was a former co-owner of Gill-Baum Manufacturing Company, in New Haven. He retired in 1980 and began farming. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of Aboite Lutheran Church.

His wife of 61 years, Lois C. Gillespie Baumgartner, died the same day.

Survivors include a son, Lenny Baumgartner, of Fort Wayne; and two half-brothers, Roger Baumgartner, of Roanoke, and Larry Baumgartner, of Ossian.

A service was held on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, New Haven, with Rev. Rich Pagan officiating. Burial was at Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne.