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Michael Martin Bainum, 71, was born on July 20, 1947, in Maryville, Missouri, to Martin and Clorine “Cody” (Mitchell) Bainum, and passed away on September 24, 2018, at his home in Redding, Iowa.
He attended Sheridan schools and Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville prior to enlisting in the United States Air Force, serving during Vietnam from 1968-1972. His career was spent in many trades related to agriculture, construction, and heavy equipment operation.
“Magnum” was an avid outdoorsman and loved mushroom hunting, Jeepin’, and helping his friends with various mechanical projects. He gave freely of his knowledge, wisdom, and anything he had that could help someone. He was a member of the Worth County Memorial VFW and the Redding Legion Post #617.
Michael married Roberta “Bobbi” Hunt on September 2, 1967, and she survives, of the home.  This union welcomed four children: Matthew (Tracy) Bainum, Orange City, Florida, Tadd Bainum, Joseph (Gina) Bainum, Cameron, Missouri, and Stephanie (Tom) Van Osten, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents, beloved son Tadd, and father- and mother-in-law, Jubal and Opal Hunt. He leaves behind a legacy of seven grandchildren: Caitlyn Bainum, Grant City, Missouri; Alyssa (Jonathan) Ross, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey; Tristan Bainum (Dezirae), Cedar Falls, Iowa; Holly and Lacy Bainum, Pella, Iowa; and Maya and Eli Bainum, Cameron, Missouri; as well as two great-grandchildren: Mason and Stevie Ross. He is also survived by his sister, Charlotte (Dale) Knight, Grant City; daughter-in-law April (Jeff) Taylor, Pella, Iowa; brothers- and sisters-in-law, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless friends.
Visitation was Thursday, September 27 from 5-7 p.m. with the funeral Friday, September 28, 2018, both at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home, Grant City. Graveside services to follow at the Redding Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to The Redding Frontier Days Committee or Middle Fork United Methodist Church.

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