Dr. Michael James Baughman


Dr. Michael James Baughman, 58, of Garden City, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, near his home from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.

Dr. Michael James Baughman, 58, of Garden City, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, near his home from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.

He was born Jan. 8, 1956, in Fort Benning, Ga., to Col. Larry & Marge (Marcotte) Baughman.

As a child, Baughman lived with his family in various places throughout the United States, and also lived in Ontario, Canada and Germany for several years.

He was a graduate of Salina Central High School, Kansas State University and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He served his residency at the University of Kentucky School of Medicine, and later was chief resident.

After moving to Garden City, he opened Sandhill Orthopaedic and SportsMedicine in 1993, which he has successfully owned and operated since. Baughman was also owner of Prairie View Home Health and a co-owner of Garden City Diagnostics Imaging.

He was board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 1992, Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and was Hand Fellow at Louisville, Kentucky School of Medicine.

Baughman was an active member of the American Arthroscopy Association of North America starting in 2000, and was certified by the American College of Sports Medicine in 2002. He provided athletic training services for Garden City Community College and many area high schools. From 1988 to 1994, he served as a member of the GCCC Endowment Association, served on the GCCC Advisory Board for Nursing Education from 1990 to 1993, and was GCCC team physician for all sports since 1988. He was also team physician for all Garden City High School sports.

Baughman was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Garden City, a member of the Sandhill Sage Rifle Club, the National Rifle Association, and Delta Upsilon Fraternity.

He married Paulette M. Wasinger on May 1, 1993, in Garden City. She survives.

Other survivors include three daughters, Margaret Baughman, who is attending Kansas State University, and Catriona Baughman and Shaun Baughman, both of Garden City; his parents, of Springfield, Mo.; three brothers, Bruce and wife Joyce Baughman of Mahomet, Ill., Christopher Baughman of Springfield, Mo., and Dr. Jonathan and wife Loralee Baughman of Fordland, Mo.; five sisters, Patricia A. Baughman of Fort Worth, Texas, Linda Jean and husband Jack Ogle of Rockford, Ill., Janet M. Bell of South Elgin, Ill., Carol Adrienne Baughman of Des Moines, Iowa, and Teresa E. and husband Gary Fessler of Fort Worth Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Vigil service and Rosary is 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Garden City.

Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church with Ft. Reginald A. Urban as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City.

Visitation will be 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City.

Memorials are suggested to St. Dominic Catholic Church in care of the funeral home.

Condolences may be emailed to garnandfh@sbcglobal.net.

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