Peter Baumann Obituary
Peter Robert Baumann, a luminous soul and radiant presence in the lives of many, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 37 on September 10, 2023. Born in Winfield, Illinois, on February 22, 1986, Peter was a man who lived each day with a full heart and open arms.
Educated at St. Francis High School in Wheaton and later at St. Ambrose University, where he specialized in Sales Management, Peter seamlessly transitioned into a flourishing career in technology sales. But his real essence was captured far beyond the conference rooms and sales targets.
A lover of the great outdoors, Peter found solace in the simple yet profound pleasures of golf, hunting, and fishing. Holidays and family gatherings were his arena to truly shine—whether it was an intimate birthday celebration or a grand holiday affair, Peter brought warmth and energy to every room he entered. Excellent conversations, exquisite food, and the finest wines were the hallmarks of the cherished memories he created with his extensive family and circle of friends.
Peter’s devotion to Chicago’s sports scene was only outshined by his love for Sarah Lang, whom he met in 2017. Together, they experienced the highs and lows of cheering for the Blackhawks, Bears, and Cubs, their love blossoming amid victories and defeats. The pair celebrated their love by tying the knot at Saints Peter and Paul Church in Naperville on June 25, 2021. Shortly thereafter, they traded city life for suburban tranquility in Elburn, Illinois, where they welcomed their daughter, Maeve Elizabeth, on April 21, 2022. Peter’s culinary prowess and skill as a barbeque grill master delighted friends and family, often featuring premium meats handpicked from Elburn’s Ream’s Meat Market.
Peter leaves behind his adoring wife Sarah, their cherished daughter Maeve, and their beloved dog, Shadow. He is also survived by his parents, Robert and Laura Baumann, his brother Augustus, and sisters Anne Marie and Katherine. In every role he played—be it as a loving husband, devoted father, caring son, or adored brother—Peter was the cornerstone that held many lives together.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Friday, September 15, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Healy Chapel in Sugar Grove. A Funeral Mass honoring Peter’s remarkable life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at St. Gall Catholic Church in Elburn. A burial ceremony at St. Gall Catholic Cemetery will follow at a later date.
As we mourn his sudden departure, may Peter’s legacy of kindness, laughter, and love continue to brighten the lives of those who were fortunate to know him. May he rest in eternal peace.
Who was Peter Baumann?
Born in Wheaton, Illinois and a resident of Chicago, Peter Baumann was a man of unwavering commitment to his personal and professional life. A graduate of St. Francis High School, Peter furthered his education at Saint Ambrose University before stepping into the corporate world as an account manager at TD Synnex. But his professional achievements were just one facet of a life brimming with dedication, love, and sincerity.
Peter wasn’t merely a spouse; he was a life partner who poured love and passion into every moment he shared with his wife. His commitment extended beyond the boundaries of his work and family life; it was an inherent part of his being. A paragon of humility and cheerfulness, his personality was magnetic, attracting people from all walks of life.
As we find ourselves grappling with the indescribable pain and emptiness left behind by his sudden departure, our hearts go out to his grieving family and friends. The sadness we all feel cannot be encapsulated in mere words; it is a profound sense of loss for a life so full of promise and love.
In this challenging time, we extend our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to all those mourning Peter’s loss. Your pain is our pain, and while words might offer little solace, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you as you navigate through this devastating period.