Edwin (Ed) Baumert, 89, of West Point, made his journey to Heaven with family present while being Anointed, Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at the West Point Living Center. Funeral Mass will be 10:30am Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Reverend Frank Lordemann as celebrant. Burial will be at St. Michael’s Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9 am Friday with family receiving friends at 6pm followed by a Public Wake with Knights of Columbus Rosary at 7:00pm at Stokely Funeral Home. Edwin Frederick Baumert was born August 5, 1923 at Aloys, west of West Point, to John and Clara (Rebhausen) Baumert. He attended school at St. Aloysius School at Aloys. Ed married Mary Ann Stratman on January 7, 1950 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point. Ed pursued welding from early in his youth and as a millwright was employed by Herman Stigge’s Welding Shop, the Alfalfa Dehydrating Mill, owning and operating Baumert Welding and Machine Shop in West Point for a number of years, maintenance at West Point Rendering Plant for 30 years, Dohrman Machine and Speedy Wash Car Wash in West Point for 17 years; retiring at age 84. He was a master mechanic and was known for his expertise in welding and repairing most anything. He modeled compassion for the suffering and freely expressed gratitude, honesty, and appreciation. Ed was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Ed is survived by his wife Mary Ann; children Charles (Laurie) Baumert of Norfolk, Bill Baumert of Los Angeles, CA, Harry (Lynn) Baumert of Minneapolis, MN, keith (Pam) Baumert of Omaha, and Sr. Marcia Baumert, FSPA of West Point; grandchildren Eric Baumert of Norfolk, Emily (Brian) Bremer of Farmington, MN, Kate (Alex) Sutterfield of Fayetteville, AR, Jennifer Baumert of Omaha, and Kelly (Brett) Rutter of Omaha; great-grandchildren Miles and Margo Bremer of Farmington, MN; and sister, Clara Miserez of Omaha. Ed loved children and small animals (whom he called’God’s little creatures’), in particular the family cat, Butterscotch. Ed is preceded in death by his parents; brothers Raymond Baumert and Richard Baumert; sisters Laura Ridder, Irene Benson, and Martha Baumert; sisters-in-law Violet (Raymond) Baumertand Ludovica (Richard) Baumert; and brothers-in-law John Ridder, Oscar Benson, and Rudy Miserez. Ed requested that memorials be directed to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, St. Rose Convent 912 Market St. La Crosse, WI 54601, in appreciation for the work, prayer and compassionate presence of the community.