Columbus Manzo Baumgardner

June 14, 2018

Columbus Manzo Baumgardner, 75, of rural Frankfort, died at 6:07 p.m. June 14, 2018 at Clinton House.  Born June 3, 1943 in Harlan, Kentucky to Robert M. & Lila (Green) Baumgardner. He married Edith Rebar on October 5, 1973 in Frankfort and she survives. Manzo leaves behind a host of family & friends to mourn his passing.

Manzo was a graduate of Hall High School in Graysknob, Kentucky and attended Ivy Tech in Lafayette.  A veteran of the U.S. Army.  While living in Kentucky, Manzo worked in a saw mill and the Coal Mines.  He moved to Frankfort in 1967 and worked at National Cigar as a mechanic for over 15 years, and then retired from the Federal Mogul tool room.  Manzo was of the Christian Faith.  He loved working on his home, gardening, working with his tractor and his family.

Visitation and Services

No visitation or services are planned. Memorial donations may be made to Diabetes Association, Breast Cancer Awareness or Neurology Study. Family burial in Kentucky will be held.

Survived by:

Wife: Edith Baumgardner of rural Frankfort, Ind. 3 Daughters: Sherry (Jerry) Smith of Flat Lick, KY, Lynn Baumgardner of Corbin, KY, Tanya (Tom) Edgars of Kokomo, Ind., 3 Sons: Terry (Linda) Baumgardner of Monroe, NC, Tom (Cindy) Baumgardner of Corbin, KY, Tommy Lee Baumgardner of St. Petersburg, FL, 2 Brothers: Fred Baumgardner of Duluth, MN, Robert Baumgardner of Noblesville, Ind., Sister: Connie Clayborn of Jonesville, VA, 6 Grandchildren, Adam, Chris, Cecilla, Carrie, Julianna and Jasmine, and 4 Great Grandchildren, Jonah, Caroline, Leah, and Annabelle.


Leave your Condolences

12 Condolences for “Columbus Manzo Baumgardner”

  1. Connie Watkins Hill June 15, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    Edie, I am Mary Ann Watkins daughter Connie. So sorry to hear this. Please contact the funeral home and get my phone number from them. I’d love to hear from you.
    We had lost contact years ago since moms passing. She thought a lot of you and Manzo. Again, so sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Connie Watkins Hill

  2. Tanya Baumgardner June 15, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    I am sorry for your loss. Thank you for letting me know of Manzo’s passing.

  3. Paul & Paula Riley June 15, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    Edie, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Manzo was a good friend and we are thankful for the years of friendship.

  4. Beth (Libby) Jacquez (Walters) June 15, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    Edie I am so sorry. I know my dad (John Walters) really thought a lot of Manzo. I remember coming to your house and hanging around with Tommy. I’m in North Carolina now and my mom is in Lafayette. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Rhonda Dale June 16, 2018 at 9:18 am

    So sorry for your loss, my husband Don thought a lot of Manzo. We were sitting here thinking about him and think that he was in the early part of Vietnam War, not the Korean War. Anyway he was a good fella to talk to at work, always laughing.

  6. Lou Ray June 16, 2018 at 11:12 am

    So sorry to hear of Manzo passing. Bill & I worked with him for many years. Both at National Cigar & Federal Mogul. Our thoughts & prayers are with Edie & the family. Bill & Lou Ray

  7. Debe Patchett Birge June 16, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    Edie, I’m so very Sorry to hear about Manzo’s passing. I was honored to know both of you. NCC was such a long time ago, but the Best of memories have remained. Peace and Prayers for You and Your Family.

  8. Tammy Baugardner and Family June 17, 2018 at 6:40 am

    We are so sorry for your loss.

  9. Tommy Lee Baumgardner June 17, 2018 at 11:57 am

    Dad was a true original… tough as nails, hard working and a heart of gold. He served his country and worked long and hard…he loved a ride in the country and gardening, along with woodworking and miniature crafts. He built his house and garage and fix anything! When they talk about the tough men who built and served this country, their talking about men like Manzo…Love you Dad R.I.P. …thanks everyone for the condolences. He touched so many…

  10. JoAnne (David) Carr June 18, 2018 at 10:08 am

    So sorry to hear of your loss. My husband, David Carr worked with Manzo in the tool room at Seal. He enjoyed every minutes of their spirited and humorous conversations .

  11. Bill & Lora Layton June 18, 2018 at 11:41 am

    To all the Baumgardner Family, so sorry for your loss.

  12. Bob Binkowski July 6, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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