Verne E. Baldauf (1906 - 1978)



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Verne E. Baldauf married Beatrice Miller. They met while he was in the service and she was a sorority sister. They married just two weeks of dating and were married until his death in 1978.
He had six children. Jim, Nancy, Linda, Barbara, Tom and Susan.
He worked for Indiana Bell telephone company, retiring from there. He loved baseball.
Verne was blessed with 14 grandchildren. His grandchildren are Randy Lasiter, Teresa Carpenter, Janice Koors, Lisa Kinder, Jeffery Lasiter (deceased June 23, 2000), and Karen Brenner. Since Vernes death, he has added eight great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren.

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Jackson County, Kansas United States


at At home,
8331 Crawfordsville Road, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana United States
Cause of death: anurism

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Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana

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Mother: William Henry Baldauf
Mother: Mina Elizabeth (Best) Baldauf
Siblings: Clyde Baldauf, Carl N. Baldauf, Edna Elizabeth Baldauf, Edine M. Baldauf, John Harold Baldauf, Ernest Baldauf, and Anna Margaret Baldauf

Wife: Beatrice L. (Miller) Baldauf
Children with Beatrice: James (Jim) Baldauf, Nancy Ann Baldauf, Barbara Baldauf, Linda Baldauf, Susan Baldauf, and Tom Baldauf

Wife: Beatrice L. (Miller) Wickliff Baldauf
Children with Beatrice: James (Jim) Baldauf, Nancy Ann Baldauf, Linda Baldauf, Susan Baldauf, Tom Baldauf, and Barbara Jean Baldauf


Graduated from Manual High School May 1924


Foreman for Indiana Bell telephone company


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1906 - In the year that Verne E. Baldauf was born, the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

1909 - Verne was just 3 years old when the NAACP was founded by W. E. B. Du Bois. The organization focused on legal strategies designed to confront the critical civil rights issues of the day - which included lynching and segregation in schools. The goal was to secure for all people the rights guaranteed in the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution.

1934 - At the age of 28 years old, Verne was alive when on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

1962 - He was 56 years old when on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

1978 - In the year of Verne E. Baldauf's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.


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Verne E. Baldauf, father to 12 children, died on November 10, 1978 at At home, Indianapolis, Indiana at 72 years of age. His family lists the cause of death as: anurism. He was born on March 18, 1906 in Kansas. He was born to William Henry Baldauf and Mina Elizabeth (Best) Baldauf, with siblings Clyde, Carl, Edna, Edine, John, Ernest, and Anna. He married Beatrice Miller. and they gave birth to James (Jim) Baldauf, Nancy Ann Baldauf, Barbara Baldauf, Linda Baldauf, Susan Baldauf, and Tom Baldauf. Verne also married Beatrice Miller and Verne died on November 11, 1978 at resident, Indianapolis, Indiana. They gave birth to James (Jim) Baldauf, Nancy Ann Baldauf, Linda Baldauf, Susan Baldauf, Tom Baldauf, and Barbara Jean Baldauf.


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A caring, loving and funny man, grandpa could always
make you smile. You never could stay on a bad mood around
him. He loved his family, and just loved being a grandgather
to his six childrens' children. As a man who loved baseball, he
also loved watching sports on television. I could almost indefinitely find him watching a football game on a
saturday afternoon. He liked playing other games too.
One of those he called "The captain has lost his hat"
Everyone would sit in a circle in their chairs. This was a great campfire game. Everyone would slap their knees and snap their fingers in unisom. "The captain has lost his hat" he would say "and number ________ has it. The one who was called replies
"Who sir? Me sir? No not I sir! Number_____ has it! If you messed up, you moved down a seat. The object of the game was to take the captains chair and become captain. He was such a clown.
: @) and he ansolutely adored my grandma.
May 29, 2015 · Reply
When he met Beatrice Miller (the date particularly)
May 29, 2015 · Reply
YES. When did he meet his wife Beatrice L. Miller?
May 29, 2015 · Reply
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