Donald W. Baughman, 83, Kokomo, passed away at 8:49 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.
Born Nov. 9. 1923 in Pueblo, Colo., he is the son of Ray G. and Muriel E. (Jolley) Baughman.
He graduated from Linton-Stockton High School in 1940 and was a 1944 graduate of the Purdue University School of Metallurgical Engineering. While at Purdue, he was a member of the Purdue All American Band and the Arcadia Fraternity. He was employed by the Aluminum Company of America at plants in Lafayette, Massena, N.Y. and Cleveland, Ohio. He was then employed by the Anaconda Aluminum Company in Terre Haute. He retired from Chrysler Corporation Die Casting Plant in Kokomo in 1979 after 15 years of service as a metallurgical engineer, foreman and dispatcher.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Kokomo, the Massena Masonic Lodge No. 515 F & AM and the American Society for Metals. He enjoyed music, gardening and making mechanical repairs.
On April 8, 1945 in Linton, he married his wife of 61 years, Hazel M. (Hofert) Baughman, who survives.
Other survivors include: one daughter, Carol Sulanke and her husband, Thom; two sons, Alan Baughman and his wife, Susan, and Carl Baughman; three grandchildren, Sara Colvard and her husband, Christopher, John Baughman and Daniel Baughman; one great-granddauughter, Maria Colvard.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home in Kokomo with Pastor Joyce Harris officiating.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. to until the time of service Friday. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Fairview Cemetery in Linton.
Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com