William H. Baum passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at his home. He was born July 16, 1932, in Elgin, Neb., to Peter Jacob Baum and Anna Marie Buelt.

He married Patricia Keizur Baum on May 9, 1953, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He served in the Army National Guard and was a local business owner. He attended Shepherd of the Valley Church and enjoyed low-ball poker, hunting, fishing and bowling.

William is survived by his wife, Patricia; children, Raeanne Jackson, Greg (Tonya) Baum, Kelli Leiby, and Kristin (David) Lisandrelli; nine grandkids; five great-grandkids; and one sister, Rita Funk.

A funeral Mass will be Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 10:00 a.m., at Shepherd of the Valley Catholic Church with Father Mike Walker officiating. Visitation will be held Monday, April 30, 2012, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Siskiyou Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shephard of the Valley Catholic Church. Arrangements by Perl Funeral Home.