Naugatuck, CT Linden K. Baummer, 94, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at Beacon Brook Health Center surrounded by his loving family.
Linden leaves his wife of 70 years with whom he was inseparable, Lucille (Harper) Baummer; his daughter, Diane Baummer; his four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, Leslie Sporre, husband Ian and sons Ryker and Kaven; Jennifer Genthe, son Trevor, and daughter Ashtyn; Kimberly Michael, husband Shannon and sons Brayden and Riley; and Lyndsey Brenes, husband Robert and sons JJ, Tyson, and Ethan.
Born June 11, 1925 in Naugatuck, CT, the son of Edward and Irene he was a lifelong resident of Naugatuck.
In his early years Linden worked as a lifeguard at Baummer's Pond owned by the Baummer family. After high school he served in the US Navy from May 1943 through October 1945 on the USS Miami. He served in the Philippine Islands, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa during World War II.
After serving as an electrician in the Navy, Linden worked for 43 years at Uniroyal Chemical. He was hard-working, humble, meticulous, and was always up for a good laugh with his buddies. A self-taught musician, he could play 6 instruments and also enjoyed building and fixing things in his home workshop, going out to lunch and traveling to the casino with his wife, teaching his grandchildren to ride their bikes, helping with Science projects, building the coolest "slip and slide" ever, and cracking others up with his sense of humor. A devoted husband, father, "Grampy," "Popi," uncle, cousin, and friend Linden will truly be missed.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday September 3rd, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Avenue, Naugatuck. Members of the Naugatuck Veterans Council will assemble at the funeral home Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. A funeral service will immediately follow. Burial will be private. To honor Linden’s memory, contributions can be made to V.F.W. Post 1946, P.O. Box 802, Naugatuck, CT 06770.