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Robert Baldwin O.F.S.

November 1, 1943 ~ October 3, 2021 (age 77)


Robert Baldwin O.F.S.

   OAKWOOD - Robert Baldwin O.F.S., 77, of Oakwood, died at 7:24 p.m. Sunday, October 3, 2021 at Mercy Defiance Hospital. He was born November 1, 1943 in Bonne Terra, Missouri to Delaine and Arlene (Richardson) Baldwin. On June 26, 1965, he married Jacquelyn "Jackie" Geddings. She survives in Oakwood.

  Other survivors include three children:  Steven (Karen) Baldwin of Louisville, Kentucky, Bradley (Sherry) Baldwin of Defiance and Anthony (Lisa) Baldwin of Ottawa Lake, Michigan; twenty-four grandchildren; Matthew, Alec, Alexis, Justin, Noah, Laney, Tenley, Avery, Nick (Lauren), Abby (Caleb), Gabe (Jill), Isaac, Mary, Samuel, Henry, Molly, Mark, Margaret, Cecilia, Josephine, Eva, Simon, Jude and Matthew; nine great-grandchildren and one on the way: Bryson, Harmoni, Hunter, Sophia, Axel, Abram, Harper, Amelia, Bo Robert and soon to be coming, Braxton; a brother, Gary (Judy) Baldwin of Napoleon; and a brother-in-law, Roger Bradford of Oakwood.

  He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Jennifer Hill and a sister, Barbara Baldwin Bradford.

  As a teenager, Robert worked at the Oakwood Roller Rink. He retired from General Motors, Defiance.  He was a member of UAW Local 211 and 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus Council #1039, Defiance.  He was a Cubmaster for pack 19 and a little league coach when his sons were young. Robert was also a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Continental, where he was a greeter.  He also belonged to the Third Order of the Franciscans.

  Funeral mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 7, 2021 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Continental with Fr. Mark Hoying officiating.  Burial will follow at St. Barbara's Cemetery, Cloverdale.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 - 8 p.m. at HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Oakwood. 

  Memorial donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Continental.

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October 6, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Heitmeyer Funeral Home - Oakwood
610 Walnut St
Oakwood, Ohio 45873

Funeral Mass
October 7, 2021

10:30 AM
St. John The Baptist Catholic Church- Continental
St Rt 634
Continental, Ohio 45831


St. John the Baptist Church - Continental
Continental OH

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