Christina Baum, 104, passed away Monday, November 12, 2012 at Golden Living Center in Scottsbluff. A private family graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at Mitchell City Cemetery with Pastor Rick Reisig officiating. There will be no visitation. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.jones-mortuary.com. The Jones Mortuary of Mitchell is assisting the family with arrangements.
Christina was born May 1, 1908 in the German settlement of Globeville, Colorado to John and Christina (Priesendorf) Maul. She moved to Nebraska at an early age and attended school in the Dutch Flats, Mitchell Valley, and Sunflower communities.
Christina married Henry Baum Jr. at St. Paul’s Church in Mitchell on May 5, 1929. She lived on their farm until the age of 100 when she moved to the nursing home.
Christina enjoyed sewing, crocheting, knitting, quilting, and gardening. She also loved to attend craft shows and collect dolls.
Survivors include her daughters, Dorothy Williams and Marlene (Bob) Henkel; grandchildren, Tena, Kathy, Lou (Vickie) Williams III, Steven (Annette), and Laurie Henkel; great-grandchildren, Kristie (Andy), Melissa, and Jodi; great-great grandchildren, Mylan and David Andrew.
Preceding Christina in death was her husband, Henry; and son in law, Lou Williams II.