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Jesus People Church of Rogers
Monday, November 30, 2009
11 AM

Visitation Information

On Wednesday, November 25, 2009 our beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather and friend, Warren “Bud” Baldwin went to be with the lord.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 30, 2009 at the Jesus People Church, 10925 Trail Haven Road, Rogers, Minnesota. Viewing will start at 10 AM with the Church service starting at 11 AM. Burial will be at the Elmwood Cemetery in Rockford, Minnesota.

Bud was born 2nd of 3 children to Murray and Anna ( Wangen ) Baldwin in Madelia, Minnesota. on March 20, 1930. Bud attended Country School in Watonwan County, Minnesota. As a young man Bud worked for a Farm Implement Dealership.

April 4, 1950 Bud married the sweetheart of his life, Donna Mae Bjorkman, in rural St. James, Minnesota. To this union they brought 3 sons and 1 daughter into their lives. Bud and Donna celebrated 59 years of marriage together. Bud poured his life into raising and spending time with his children. He taught them the art of lake fishing, ice fishing, hunting and the way to the Lord.

On January 11, 1952 Bud entered the U.S. Army. He served our great country during the Korean Conflict. While in the Army Bud earned the S/S Badge, Korean Service Medal with 2 Battle Stars, The UN Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. Bud was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army on October 10, 1953.

When Bud returned from Korea he was sent to Texas, where his wife, Donna, joined him. One Sunday their landlady invited them to attend her church. Bud and Donna did and were invited to couples’ Sunday school Class. The teacher was teaching on the genealogy of Christ and how he came to die and rose again for our sins. That salvation was a personal gift for anyone that would ask him into their lives. They went to a tent crusade one Sunday afternoon and again heard the message of salvation. That afternoon, in their apartment, Bud knelt down and invited Jesus into his life. Bud became a new creature in Christ.

Bud and Donna moved back to Minnesota. Bud worked for and retired from Honeywell, where he worked as an assembly worker. His calling in life from the Lord was to be a “Foster Daddy” for over 40 years. He was blessed with each child that needed his home.

Bud enjoyed spending time at Bible Studies, Men’s church retreats and attending chruch. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, model railroding, watching the Minnesota Twins and woodworking. Bud enjoyed making small gifts from wood for his family and friends. He shared his love of the Minnesota Twins with his children as well as his grandchildren. His grandchildren can recall time well spent at the Minnesota Twins baseball games and ice skating on the frozen lakes close to Grandpa Bud’s home, while Grandpa and their parents would ice fish.

Bud was preceded in death by his daughter, Elaine Baldwin; his parents and his brother, Delvin Baldwin.
Bud is survived by his wife Donna Mae; 3 sons: David (Cheri) Baldwin, Randal (Linda) Baldwin and Timothy (Carla) Baldwin; foster daughter Angeline (Shawn) and foster son Jeff; sister Marlene (Vic) Coleman and sister-in-law Juanita Baldwin. The Lord blessed Bud with 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo, Minnesota has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

5 Guestbook Entries

  1. Leon, Heidi, Noel & Derek Gilder

    Donna, So sorry to hear about Bud, but can you imagine his Thanksgiving Invite? I know the time he is having now is what he always looked forward to.

  2. Tamara Ekstrom (Bill Ernst granddaughter)

    So sorry to hear of Warren’s passing.
    He was such a joy to talk with at
    dialysis and you too.
    He will be missed there by many folks.
    Hope you are doing fine.

  3. Kathy Borecky

    Donna and Family,

    I really liked Bud and I am glad that I was able to meet him. After reading his obituary, wow, what an awesome man. My sympathy for your loss.

    “Afterglow” author unknown

    I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one.
    I’d like to leave an afterflow of smiles when life is done.
    I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways.
    Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.
    I’d like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun.
    Of happy memories that I leave when life is done.

  4. Pam Jimison


    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. The holidays are a hard time to lose a member of your beloved family. Know that God is there for you at any time of the day or night.
    I did not know your dad but he raised you so he must have been a wonderful man!

  5. April Lindley

    We are all so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you and know that he is with the Lord now and he is no longer hurting. Rejoice that you will see him again someday!


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