BALDWIN, Willis Neal 1923-2006
Posted By: K. Kittleson
Date: 10/29/2008 at 20:34:52
Friday, December 1, 2006
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
106 Chapel Lane
Charles City, IA 50616
Willis Baldwin, 83, of Charles City, Floyd county, Iowa, died Tuesday, November 28, 2006, at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City.
Willis “Willie” Neal Baldwin was born March 7, 1923, at Charles City, the son of Edmond and Faith (Day) Baldwin. He graduated in 1941 from the Charles City High School where he played on the basketball and track teams.
Willie proudly served in the United States Navy from 1943 – 1946. On April 16, 1953, he was united in marriage to Marlys Carpenter at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in New Hampton. He worked for 50 years at the Oliver/White Farm Equipment Company where he was a tool designer. Willie was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, V.F.W., American Legion, Moose Lodge and the YMCA.
His interests included roller skating and photography in his early years, fishing, golfing, playing cards and ping pong, bird watching, cartoon illustrating and bowling, having been inducted into the Charles City Men’s Bowling Association Hall of Fame. Willie also redesigned the City Improvement Association clock in Central Park.
He always enjoyed his patio and took special pride in his lawn care. Family was always important to Willie and he looked forward to spending time with them all especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He always looked forward to taking his family “up north”.
Living family members include his wife, Marlys Baldwin of Charles City; four children, Jeff (Diane) Baldwin of Mason City, Becky Miller of Minnetonka, MN, Cathy (Kevin) Snow of Rochester, MN, and Mike (Tina) Baldwin of Mankato, MN; nine grandchildren, Matthew, Stefanie and Steven Baldwin, Erin (Kyle) Mays, Callie and Ryan Miller, Kari Snow, and Sydney and Trevor Baldwin; two great grandchildren, Nicholas Mays and Raylin Miller; a brother, Dwight Baldwin of Pa.; two sisters, Lois Newman of Charles City, and Helen (Roger) Hirsch of Rockwell; and three sisters-in-law, Joy Baldwin of Greeley, Colo., Mary Ann Hebert-Baldwin of Charles City, and Claudette Baldwin of Osage.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Clark and Burdette Baldwin.
The Hauser Funeral Home, 1205 South Main, Charles City, Iowa, was in charge of arrangements.
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