David Baldwin, Sr.

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David Arthur Baldwin, Sr., 81, of Belleville, IL, born January 30, 1942, in Chicago, IL, died Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at Missouri Baptist Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

David grew up in the south side of Chicago. He graduated from Revis High School, and attended Wheaton College before joining the Air Force. He was accepted to the bootstrap program and at 30 years old attended the University of Nebraska and walked on to the wrestling team. Throughout David’s life, he was known for his hard work and dedication. David retired as an officer in the United States Air Force. He is also retired from Chester Mental Health and the United States Postal Service. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, traveling, gold panning, metal detecting, coin collecting and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dean and Helen, nee Kary, Baldwin; and a stepdaughter, Danielle Harbison;

He is survived by his wife, Clemencia, nee Garing, Baldwin; a son, David Arthur, Jr. (Kristy) Baldwin; five daughters, Rachel Dawn (Eric) Bias, Christine Renée (Adam Brink) McDuffy, Kimberly Rose (Pablo) Bozue, Heather Joy (Michael) Adamson, and Brittany Ann (Steve) Baldwin-Goldman; three stepsons, Emmanuel Mendoza, Evan Chris Mendoza, and Eughine Garing; three stepdaughters, Michelle Trentman, Samantha Borger, and Mandy Moeser-Daubach; 18 grandchildren, Jessica (Alec) Hall, Christian Avery Baldwin, Nathaniel (Janee) Baldwin, Gage Baldwin, Gavin Baldwin, Ciera (Corey Schuhardt) Bias, Jenna (Adam) Ingles, Alysa Bias, Madelyne (Joe Augustine) McDuffy, Mychale McDuffy, Mytchell McDuffy, Andre Bozue, Whitley Adamson, Beau Adamson, Rook Adamson, Behr Adamson, Zeppelin Edgar, and Aria Baldwin-Goldman; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Jonathan (Linda) Baldwin; a sister, Sharon (Sid) Evans; and many cousins.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 25, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, June 26, 2023, at Cathedral of St. Peter Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, June 26, 2023, at Cathedral of St. Peter Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. John Myler officiating.

Burial with military honors will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

 

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3 Comments on David Baldwin, Sr.

Craig and Lillian Sands said : Guest Report Jun 25, 2023 at 2:50 PM

To the Baldwin Family, Mr. Dave was our Mailman in Shiloh and He was such an Awesome Mailman, one that cared about his delivery route and the people he serve! We also knew him and his wife from the Commissary. We were sadden to see him retire but so sadden now to hear of his passing! He always had a smile on his face! Yes, always had a good Word of advice! We will truly miss him! Sending Up Prayers of Comfort for your family. God's Blessings and Love, The Sands Family of Hunters Crossing Subdivision, Shiloh, Illinois.

  • Shiloh
  • Illinois
Tara Hauser said : Guest Report Jun 23, 2023 at 2:57 PM

I'm sorry to read of your dad's passing. The few times I was in has company he was friendly, kind and humorous. May God give you peace during this difficult time.

  • O'Fallon
  • IL
Don & Lynda Morrison said : Guest Report Jun 23, 2023 at 1:42 PM

To all the Family Members of Dave we are Truly Sorry for your loss. He was a Wonderful Man and we are so glad to have met his Family going to First Baptist Church in Ellis Grove many Years ago. We loved you all and were sad to see you all leave. Love and hugs.

  • Ellis Grove
  • Il

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