William R. Baughfman

William R. Baughfman, age 65, of Boyden, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon, Iowa.

Memorial services will be 10:30 A.M. Thursday, August 30, 2012 at First Reformed Church in Boyden, Iowa with Rev. Matthew Draffen ~ Officiating, with Military Services by the William Monster Post # 272 of the American Legion in Boyden, Iowa

Burial will be at a later date. There will not be a time of visitation.

Online memorial condolences may be sent through

Arrangements under the care of Vander Ploeg Funeral Home, Boyden, Iowa.

William Riesse Baughfman, the son of Gaylord and Carol (Dill) Baughfman, was born May 3, 1947 in Wessington Springs, South Dakota. He received his education and graduated from Yankton High School in Yankton, South Dakota after high school he served in the United States Army as a Green Beret from 1965 – 1969. After the service he attended the University of South Dakota in Vermillion graduating with a bachelor in History and Education. Bill drove truck as a living, owning and operating Baughfman Trucking before he retired in 2005. He passed away on August 23, 2012 at the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center, reaching the age of 65 years, 3 months and 20 days.

He was a member of the First Reformed Church in Boyden; he was active in the Bible Studies and the Children After School Program. He was also a member of the William Monster Post # 272 of the American Legion in Boyden, Iowa and of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #2297 in Sheldon. He loved hunting and fishing.

Bill leaves to cherish his memory two children, Travis “Bud” Baughfman of Boyden, Iowa and Robin Blumeyer of Ashton, Iowa; six grandchildren, Matthew, Brittany, Kendra, Payge, Cieara and Christopher; two great-grandchildren, Mikiah and McKenna; two sisters, Nyla and her husband, Jim Holman of Rice Lake, Wisconsin and Sue Kutil of Chamberlain, South Dakota; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Billie Jo and a sister, Gaye Schnieder.


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