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Eugene P. "Shorty" Baughman

November 8, 1931 ~ May 27, 2022 (age 90)

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Eugene P. “Shorty” Baughman, 90, of New Carlisle, IN, passed away at 3:32 p.m. Friday, May 27, 2022 at Millers Merry Manor in New Carlisle, IN.

He was born on November 8, 1931 to the late David D. and Edna M. (Boyer) Baughman in Knox, IN, and has lived in New Carlisle since 1969, coming from La Porte, IN.   Along with his parents; he was preceded in death by his wife, Emma L. Baughman; one sister, Joy Baughman; two brothers, John Rogers and Terry Baughman; a sister-in-law, Joan Rogers; and a brother-in-law, Stanley Barnes.

Gene was a graduate of Rolling Prairie High School before serving in the U.S. Army, where he was a Korean War Veteran.  He also served in the National Guard, where he retired after 18 years.

Gene retired in 1993 from Modine Manufacturing Company in La Porte, IN, after 27 years.  He was also the owner of Pa’s Vegetable Patch, where he grew vegetables and sold them at his stand on North Hemlock Lane in New Carlisle, the Purple Porch Co-Op on Eddy Street in South Bend, the New Carlisle Library, and the Urban Garden Market on Bendix Drive in South Bend.

On February 23, 1955, he married Emma L. McClellan in La Porte, IN.  Emma passed away on October 12, 2004.

Gene is survived by his two daughters, Brenda S. Pegg of Monson, ME; Samantha D. (Dale) Elkins of New Carlisle, IN; two sons, Thomas P. (Paula) Baughman of New Carlisle, IN; Todd A. (Donna) Baughman of New Carlisle, IN; 14 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Donna Barnes of La Porte, IN; Virginia (Michael) Glanders of Walkerton, IN; two brothers, Bob (Mauren) Baughman of New Carlisle, IN; David (Dolly) Baughman of La Porte, IN; and one sister-in-law, Debbie Baughman of New Carlisle, IN.

A Memorial Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. EST Friday, June 10, 2022 at Kaniewski Funeral Home, 201 S. Filbert Street, New Carlisle, IN.  No Funeral Services will be held.  Private interment will take place at New Carlisle Cemetery, at a later date.

Gene was a member of the American Legion Post #297 in New Carlisle, IN.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Memorial Visitation
June 10, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kaniewski Funeral Home New Carlisle
201 S. Filbert St
New Carlisle, IN 46552

No services to be held

Interment will be at a later date

New Carlisle Cemetery
U.S. 20
New Carlisle, IN 46552

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