R'Lou Baum
R'Lou Baum

Obituary of R'Lou Frances Baum

R’Lou Frances Baum, 82, of Ligonier, passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at the home of her daughter, Wendy Kowalski, in Newport News, VA., after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease. She was born August 14, 1938 in Alexandria, Minnesota, a daughter of the late Raymond L. and Frances L. (Wachter) Rediehs. R’Lou had a love of art in all mediums, especially charcoal sketching along with watercolor and oil painting. She was exceptional in the kitchen and her love of cooking and baking for her family was the highlight of family meals and get togethers. In addition to her parents, R’Lou was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Baum in 2014. She is survived by five children: Robert E. Baum, Jr. and his wife Patricia of Mount Pleasant, Wendy Kowalski and her husband Jack of Newport News, VA, Bryan Baum and his wife Mary of Acme, Diane Miller and her husband Randy of Fairless Hills, PA, and Melissa Zimmerman and her husband Mike of Ligonier; ten grandchildren: Stacey, Bobby, Jessica, Shannon, Joshua, Ashley, Michael, Jacob, Jonathan, and Ryan; ten great grandchildren: McKenna, Ava, Lochlan, Peter, Brandon, Michaela, Aubrey, Noah, Luke, and Arianna; five siblings: Lois Lubeck, Donna Kalpin (Dale), and Wayne Rediehs (Lois) all of Alexandria, MN, Carol Zwinger of Sacramento, CA, and Tom Rediehs of Latrobe, and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 4 until 7 PM Monday November 2nd in the Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Inc., 1500 Ligonier Street, Latrobe. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Tuesday, November 3rd in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. David Kenyon officiating. Please observe CDC guidelines and occupancy limitations while visiting the funeral home. Thank you for your understanding. Entombment will follow in the St. Clair Cemetery Mausoleum, Greensburg, Memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research at www.michaeljfox.org. Please visit www.hartman-grazianofuneralhome.com to post an online condolence.
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Monday
2
November

Visitation

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, November 2, 2020
Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Inc.
1500 Ligonier Street
Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States
Tuesday
3
November

Funeral Services

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Hartman Graziano Funeral Home Chapel
1500 Ligonier Street
Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States
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