Cleo retired from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital after working in the maintenance department for 23 years. He previously worked at Swift and Co. in East St. Louis for 17 years, and St. Paul’s Nursing home for 15 years. Mr. Baldwin was a United States Air Force veteran who served in Korea and WWII. He was a member of Troy United Methodist Church and a past member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. Cleo was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed following baseball and football throughout his life. His favorite teams were the Patriots and the St. Louis Cardinals.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosella M., nee Martin, Baldwin, whom he married on January 1, 1952, and who died on November 6, 1980; his parents, Cleo and Eleanor, nee Schenborn, Baldwin; and sister, Doris Helfrich.
Surviving are a son, Donald Baldwin of Belleville, IL;
a daughter, Debra (John) Havel of Troy, IL;
two grandchildren, Adam (Danielle) Baldwin and Madison Havel;
a sister, Donna Merrill;
a brother-in-law, John (Beverly) Martin;
and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Associations. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Herb Schafale officiating.
Burial with military honors will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.