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February 28, 2008


Matthew “Matt” Mark Baumgardner, 28, of Downing, MO, passed away as the result of a car accident five miles north of Lancaster, MO, on February 22, 2008.

The son of Eugene Fredrick Mull and Mary Lee Baumgardner, he was born on January 31, 1980 in Des Moines, IA. Matthew grew up in Perry, IA and graduated with the class of 2000 from Boone High School.

Survivors include his mother, Mary Lee Fredericksen and husband, Don of Perry, IA; his father, Eugene Fredrick Mull and wife, Karen of New Mexico; grandparents, Dan and Jean Henry of Hederick, IA; companion, Ember Baker of Downing, MO; children, Cheyenne Nicole Baumgardner and Alex Lee Baumgardner of Downing, MO; twin brother, Todd Curtis Bumgardner and companion, Elly Hall of Boone, IA; brother, Michael Dean Baumgardner and wife, Pam of Boone, IA; half sisters, Tiffany Mull of Ames, IA, Jordan Mull of Ames, IA, Mallory Mull of Ames, IA and Mariah Mull of Ames, IA; Ember’s parents, Jerry and Kathy Baker of Lynn Creek, MO and Pam and Selby Lusher of Green Castle, MO; several beloved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other family members and a host of good friends.

Matt was a loving and kind companion and father to his children and family as he always treasured the time he was able to spend with them.

The body has been cremated under the direction of the Norman Funeral Home of Lancaster, MO. The cremains will be buried in Boone, IA.

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