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Howard “Chance” LeRoy Baughman

Howard Leroy Baughman, age 73, of Tyndall, passed away peacefully on Monday September 27 at Avera St. Benedict Hospital in Parkston, surrounded by his family, who loved him.

Howard Leroy Baughman was born April 3, 1948 to Gertrude and Cassius Baughman in Fremont, OH.

He has lived in Fremont OH, Mecosta MI, Freeman, Olivet and Tyndall, SD.

Howard married Susan Scully May 27, 1994 in Rockford MI.

Howard had 13 children, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Howard was proceeded in death by his parents, Gertrude and Cassius Baughman; a sister Juanita; a granddaughter, Sonyia Hallock; and several friends.

He loved his pets, Caine, Tank and Spooky.

Howard has worked as a carnival ride operator in his younger years, Race car driver, and a truck driver. Howard loved building die cast car model, racing car, working on cars and working on cars. He loved cracking jokes and playing cards.

Howard had great love and compassion for others. He would take them in and under his wings and mentor them. He would give them a safe place to sleep and food and great advice.

Some of his favorite sayings were, “keep it clean”, “There's a lot to think about but nothing to worry about”, and “engage your brain before your mouth”.

His passion was of trucking for over 50 years.
His pride was his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
His love was his wife, Susan Baughman.

Howard's last request was to be cremated and have no service but to be surrounded by close family when he passed.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to ST. Christopher fund for truck drivers and there family or to his wife Susan Baughman at p.o. box 103 Tyndall, SD 57066 to help with the cost of final expenses.

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A candle was lit in memory of Howard “Chance” Baughman

his wife....sue Jan 6 2022 12:58 AM

hey dad here I am with you on my brain. hey you remember us in .mesquite tx?TX? sure had a great time.i just wanna tell ya your grand daughter grew up to be a great woman and great mother of 3. I wish you could of met you great grand kids . 2 girls and a boy. she married a really good man. Mike is a he'll of agood man.just checking in dad. love howie

howie Dec 25 2021 9:26 AM

love u howard

anonymous Nov 14 2021 8:25 PM

glad we were talking before we couldn't any more. got lots of good memories and miles with ya dad .ty for giving me the freedom to be the independent man I've become .a self made man.i am gonna miss you. this is really difficult to write . sorry I couldn't be there but I know u will understand. see ya soon..

howie Oct 10 2021 5:13 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Howard “Chance” Baughman

Heather Oct 6 2021 2:16 PM

Howard came into my life when I was just a young girl, he was the only stepfather who ever cared so much for us being with my mom Linda baughman.. he was a great man, made the best cheeseburgers, and even when they split he would drive into town park across from our house and honk his semi horn and we would run out to see him.. I loved him so much, just wish I could have seen him again all these years....

Stacy johnson Oct 4 2021 10:02 AM

First meet him in June of 2018 never meet more kind man that was like a father to many a great listener to all. Will cherish the time got to spend with him at car show and the 4th of July that year. My deepest sympathy to the family he was loved by so many and will never be forgotten.

Tara North Oct 3 2021 10:58 PM