Kent Baumberger Obituary, Death – MILLER, South Dakota – After a protracted battle with illness, Mr. Kent William Baumberger, 48, of Miller, South Dakota, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. He passed away from his suffering there. The memorial service for him was held on January 11th, 2023, on a Wednesday. On September 22nd, 1974, in the town of Philip, South Dakota, Rod and Sharon (Wagner) Baumberger became parents for the first time when they welcomed their son Kent into the world. Kent was their first child together. He received his diplomas from Sturgis Brown High School and South Dakota State University, both in the field of Range Management. He is now working in the capacity of range manager.
In addition to Miller, Kent has spent the previous 26 years working with the Natural Resource Conservation Service in the cities of Pierre, Webster, McIntosh, and Timber Lake. The most recent role he has had is in Miller. He took great pleasure in assisting farmers and ranchers in the incorporation of conservation practices onto their land and supported their endeavors by giving them with the necessary technical help. His employment in this field provided him with a lot of satisfaction overall.
He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, the Society for Range Management, the SD Section of the Society for Range Management, the Naja Shrine (lifetime member), the Naja Cowboys, the Yeldez Drovers, the SD Grassland Coalition, and the Lemmon Masonic Lodge AF@AM. In addition, he was a member of the SD Grassland Coalition. In addition to that, he was an active participant in the South Dakota Grassland Coalition. In addition to taking part in other activities for young people in the Miller area, he was an active member of the Miller 4-H shooting sports club. There, he frequently competed in events such as BB Gun, Shotgun, and Archery. In addition, he participated in other activities for young people in the Miller area.
He never missed an event in which his children took part and was there every time to lend his support and encouragement to them. He experienced an overwhelming sense of contentment and delight in everything that they had accomplished together.
Kent is survived by his children Faith and Pierce Baumberger of Miller, as well as by his proud parents Rod and Sharon of Sturgis, his sister Karla (Lee) and family of Lakewood, Colorado; brother Jeff (Lisa) and family of Billings, Montana; and a large number of aunts, uncles, and cousins. Kent was a proud member of the Marine Corps and served in the United States Air Force. Kent served his country honorably in both the Marine Corps and the United States Air Force. He was a proud veteran of both services. Kent was a man who carried himself with a lot of pride. His mother and father still reside in their childhood home in Sturgis. Even before he was born, neither of his maternal nor paternal grandparents were still alive. All of his grandparents had passed away. Both of them had left the scene.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and will be immediately followed by a prayer service at 5:00 p.m., all of which will take place at Trinity Lutheran Church in Miller, with Rev. Rhonda Wellsandt-Zell serving as the officiant. Visitation will be held on Monday, January 30, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. On Monday, January 30, 2023, from one to five o’clock in the afternoon, there will be a time set aside for people to pay their respects. A memorial service will take place at a later time at the McIntosh City Cemetery, and it will only be open to the immediate family members of the deceased.The burden of making the appropriate arrangements for Kent’s funeral has been given to the Reck Funeral Home in Miler, and they have accepted the assignment.