Will Bauman's Pine Island friends are sad to announce that Will passed away in his home town of Morton, Ill., Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012. After a remarkable recovery following a two-month stay in hospital as a result of a bad fall, he ran into an obstacle he couldn't overcome. He leaves behind three children (Sandy, Steve, Annie), eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a big bunch of friends who feel a gigantic hole in their lives at the loss of our good friend Will.
Will was a World War II vet, having served two years in the Navy. After returning from the service he went to college where he majored in electrical engineering. He worked for IBM for 40 years, and was a 24-year winter resident of St. James City.
A funeral for Will was held in Morton on Wednesday, Jan. 11. Anyone wishing to make a donation in Will's honor may make it to the American Legion Br. 136 Building Fund, Calusa Land Trust, or a charity of their choice.
It won't be the same here without you buddy.