October 9 1922 December 19 2019
Mark’s Obituary It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of Mark Lehn Baldwin (97 years) of Humboldt, Minnesota. Mark Baldwin was a farmer, businessman, electrician, repairman, computer buff, board member for the Humboldt Elevator and the Humboldt School. He was born in Emerson, Manitoba to Philip and Rose Baldwin and lived in Saint Vincent, MN. He went to grade school there until the family bought a farm and he finished high school in Humboldt, MN. Mark was a avid student and loved inventing things. He created a hitch and other things to make farm work easier, and as kids he and his brother built telescopes and radios. The family loved music and Mark enjoyed playing the clarinet growing up. Mark received a scholarship to attend the University of Minnesota in the College of Engineering. In addition to studying, Mark worked 20 hours a week as a bus boy and dishwasher to pay expenses. To his great regret he was unable to finish his degree. All scholarships were withdrawn during the war, and Mark was tasked with going home to raise crops for the war effort. In 1943 Mark met and married Joyce Larson of Kennedy, Minnesota. Together they moved into the Baldwin family homestead one mile south of Humboldt on Highway 75. There they raised nine children. When the children were raised, Mark and Joyce bought a winter home in Yuma, Arizona and traveled seasonally back to Humboldt for the summers. Joyce died May 15, 2009. In 2014 Mark met and married Shirley Rydberg of Hallock, Minnesota. They shared many interests. Mark loved to eat and Shirley loved to cook. They also played cards, entertained family, and stayed connected to a large number of friends from Kittson County. Mark is survived by all nine of his children, 19 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Mark’s children are Mark Michael (Lee) Baldwin of Gilbert, AZ; Joyce Michelle (Denny) Vershaw of Elk Grove, CA; Thomas (Ardith) Baldwin Olathe, KS; Mary Jane (Joel) Brown of Bastrop, TX; Ronald (Colette) Baldwin of Humboldt, MN; Cynthia (Don Huggins) Baldwin of Reno, NV; Margaret (Mark) Wheeler of Mankato, MN; Mark Lehn Jr. (Melody) Baldwin; and Kristine (Danny) Ohmann of St. Vincent, MN. A Celebration of Life will be organized in the spring. Condolences for the family can be sent via the Austin Funeral Home website. Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Mark Lehn Baldwin October 9 1922 December 19 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Yuma, state: Arizona