He was born July 13, 1936 in Fiatt, to Charles and Iva (Robinson) Bauman. He married Sherrill A. Goyen on May 31, 1980 in Canton. She survives.
Also surviving are five children, Deana (Dennis) Dickerson of Peoria Heights, Dana Bauman of Canton, Donna Allen of GA, Darci Spasojevich of VA, and David Bauman of Peoria; four step-children, Sherry (Bob) Cozadd of Canton, LaVon (Ken) Atchley of Canton, Ronnie (Tammy S.) Girard of Canton, and Chris (Tammy J.) Girard of London Mills; one brother, Lyle (Sharon) Bauman of Peoria; ten grandchildren, including Justin (Stacy) Bauman, Matthew Dickerson, Rob (Shauna) Girard, Cole (Amanda) Atchley, and Nicole, Kyle, and Clayton Girard; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Leroy Bauman and Victor Robinson; and two sisters, Anna Jane Chapman and Phyllis Rawson.
Bill graduated from Spoon River Valley School in 1954. He previously worked for Baum Garten Distributing, the Canton American Legion, Joe’s Place, and most recently for Spoon River College, retiring in 2010. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Farmington and Covenant Community Fellowship Church in Canton.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2012 at Covenant Community Fellowship Church in Canton, where visitation will be held from noon until the time of service. Rev. Kevin VanTine will officiate. Burial will be at Fiatt Cemetery. Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Covenant Community Fellowship Church.
To view Bill’s tribute video, or to leave online condolences, please visit www.oakshinesfuneralhome.com