Baumann, Michael J (Freedom).
Born in Milwaukee Feb 15th, 1961. Preceded in death by his Father John H Baumann, brother James Craven and sister Shelley Craven. Survived by parents Peter and Sandra Craven, children Harrison, Jared (Amanda), Lee and Nicholas. Grandchildren, Preston, Trinity, Kynlee and Dylen. Siblings Steve Craven, Renee Lecher, Vickie Evers, William Baumann and Lisa Roch. Godson Travis, BF’s Tom & Donna Pluskota and a host of nieces and nephews and untold number of friends of (Bill & Bob).
Michael attended Boys/Milwaukee Tech before joining the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier, the U.S.S. Coral Sea, receiving among other medals, the distinguished Expeditionary Medal Of Honor, for being a part of the Iranian Hostage Crisis – Michael’s passion was to dance, winning many dance competitions in contemporary and jazz, finally winning the 1991 Wisconsin State Dance Championship. Later in life, although fighting cancer, Michael received a calling and went to Seminary School. When the cancer started to take hold of his body, Michael went to the VA Hospital. While in bed at the VA, Michael became a Published Author, writing a 12 Step Handbook on Awakening Spiritually and a second book called, “To Love And To Teach”, which was on its way to the publisher days before his passing. A special thanks goes to the Palliative Care staff’ at the VA Hospital in Milwaukee, WI and David and Heather. Michael loved nothing more than his sons who mean the world to him!
Visitation Mon., Aug 4 at the funeral home from 11am-1pm with funeral service at 1pm. Interment and Military Honors to follow at Good Hope Cemetery.
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