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Deacon served 36 years at Omaha parish


Deacon Charles Baughman

Deacon Charles “Skip” Baughman, whose 36 years as a deacon at St. Bernard Parish in Omaha included service to the elderly, died Dec. 1. He was 69.

A funeral Mass was held Dec. 10 at the church, with interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Omaha.

At age 33, Deacon Baughman was among the youngest deacons ordained by the archdiocese, said Deacon Paul Dreismeier, who served with Deacon Baughman at St. Bernard Parish.

A main focus of his ministry was serving elderly residents at the Immanuel Fontenelle Home and Life Care Center in Omaha, Deacon Dreismeier said, conducting Communion services for more than 20 years.

He also served at funerals, baptisms, weddings, and assisted during Masses.

“He was soft-spoken and a very caring individual, and always made himself available whenever people were in need.” Deacon Dreismeier said.

Deacon Baughman was preceded in death by his brother, Doug. He is survived by wife, Barbara; children and spouses, Charles III “Chip” and Kate, Cari and Mike Taylor, Micah and Tiffany, and Maria and Ian Fegan; 12 grandchildren; brother and sisters-in-laws, Brad and Rita, and Barb Baughman; sisters and brother-in-law, Mary Baughman, and Sue and Gary Hall; godchildren; nieces; nephews; friends.

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