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Baldwin, Lowell Lloyd 1926 - 2011


Posted By: Doris Hoffman, Volunteer (email)
Date: 5/26/2011 at 18:57:50

Lowell Baldwin

Date of Death
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Merrill, Iowa

Lowell L. Baldwin, 85, of Merrill, Iowa passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at his home surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 27, 2011 at Adaville United Methodist Church, rural Merrill, Iowa with Reverend Merrill Muller officiating. Interment with military honors provided by the Albert E. Hoschler American Legion post #186 of Akron will be at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, rural Merrill. Visitations will be after 3:00 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2011 at the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars with the family present after 5:30 p.m. to greet friends followed by a 7:00 p.m. Prayer Service. Visitation will continue Friday morning at the church 9:30 a.m. until service time.

Pallbearers will be Tami Baldwin, Ryan Baldwin, Sara Baldwin, Jill Baldwin, Mike Rollins, Brian Rollins, Chad Baldwin, and Keil Herman.

Lowell Lloyd Baldwin was born March 8, 1926 on a farm near Akron, Iowa to Lloyd and Marie (Heeren) Baldwin. He was raised on a farm in Johnson Township and attended and graduated from Akron High School in 1943. While in high school, Lowell was instrumental with establishing the Future Farmers of America program in the Akron school. As a youth, Lowell began his long relationship with the 4-H program that began as a member and later an adult leader. On June 11, 1946 Lowell entered the United States Army and served his country until his honorable discharge on March 31, 1948. He was stationed in the Philippines as a prisoner of war guard. Following his discharge he returned to northwest Iowa.

Lowell was united in marriage to Joyce Rollins on January 17, 1949 at the Adaville United Methodist Church. Lowell and Joyce farmed in the Akron area until 1948 when they moved to a farm in Liberty Township. Joyce passed away in 1983 and Lowell continued to farm until 2008.

Lowell has been active with 4-H for over 40 years. He has had the opportunity to be a leader to countless youth and for many he has been a second generation leader. He had the honor of being a leader for 5 of his grandchildren. Through his involvement with 4-H, Lowell was a fixture at the Plymouth County Fair. Often times he could be found at the south end of the beef barn watching over the cattle.

Lowell was also a longtime member of the Adaville United Methodist church, having served many positions throughout the years.

Survivors include his 3 children, Dennis Baldwin and his wife Deb of rural Merrill, Iowa and their family Chad, Ryan, and Tami; Cheryle Herman of Columbia, MO and her son Keil and his wife Christine Herman; and Doug Baldwin and his wife Brenda of rural Merrill and their children Sara and Jill; 2 great grandchildren, Cory and Cody Baldwin; a brother Marlin Baldwin and his wife Bev of Sioux City; 3 sisters-in-law, Geraldine Baldwin of Merrill, Phyliss (Colin) Collman of Craig and Marjorie Baldwin of Harrison, Arkansas; 2 brothers-in-law, John (Mary) Rollins of Akron and Paul Rollins of Sioux City; and several nieces and nephews.

Lowell was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Marie (Heeren) Baldwin; his wife Joyce; 2 brothers, Ardeth and Luverne Baldwin; and his parents-in-law, Alva and Myra Rollins.

Carlsen Funeral Home
Le Mars, Iowa


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