HAROLD G. BALDWIN

June 1, 1942 - March 27, 2021

ONTARIO - Harold G. Baldwin, 78 of Ontario, passed away on March 27, 2021 peacefully at home with family surrounding him. Harold was born in Valley, WI in the family home to Charles “Jack” and Elma (Nofsinger) Baldwin on June 1, 1942. Coming to the Lord at an early age, Harold simply and quietly served God for the rest of his life. He attended Eastman Country School and later was a member of the Hillsboro High School Graduating Class of 1960.  After graduation, Harold was drafted into the United States Army where he served in Korea during the Vietnam war. Upon discharge in 1970, he went to farm in Cheyenne Valley.

Harold was united in marriage to Sandra Buchanan on May 22, 1971 at the Methodist Church in Norwalk, WI. He fully enjoyed working first on the farm in Cheyenne, followed by many years at Merricks and finally 9 years at Wildcat Mt State Park. After retiring, he worked at the Milk Jug Café in Ontario for over 8 years.  He loved his work and those who worked with him.  Harold enjoyed trail riding and team penning with his kids. He looked forward each fall to spending time riding horse, camping, and hunting with friends and family out west. He enjoyed coon, deer and coyote hunting as well.  In later years, he was able to spend time fishing with his family and friends, including Paul Gibson, his loyal fishing buddy.  Harold attended church faithfully his whole life. In 1980, when the need arose, he was quick to donate the land to Burr Wesleyan for a new church to be built. He was solid as a rock, a faithful steward to the Lord, and a devoted family man.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra, daughter, Joy (Andy) Rickner of Marion, IN,  sons, Gene (Leah) Baldwin of Hillsboro, Leonard (significant other, Jenny) Baldwin of Ontario, granddaughter, Blessing Rickner of Marion, IN, brothers, Eldon Baldwin and David (Sara) Baldwin both of Ontario, brother-in-law, Stanley (Linda) Buchanan of Rice Lake, and sister-in-law, Sharilyn (Steve) Mears of Las Cruces, NM.  He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles “Jack” and Elma (Nofsinger) Baldwin, brothers, Orval (Ida) Baldwin and Allan Baldwin, in-laws, Herb, and Hattie (Gibney) Buchanan, brother-in-law, Steve Buchanan and a grandson, Isaiah David Rickner. 

A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 12:00 Noon at Burr Wesleyan Church, S1728 County Hwy V, Hillsboro. Pastor Jason Kirkpatrick will officiate. 

Burial will be in the Burr Ridge Cemetery with military honors. Relatives and friends are invited for a time of visitation on Wednesday at the church from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. 

Smith-Nelson Funeral Home, Wilton is assisting the family with arrangements. 

Online condolences can be offered to the family by visiting www.sonnenburgfamilyfh.com 

Those in attendance are encouraged to wear a mask and use CDC recommended guidelines for Social Distance and Safety Measures.

Smith-Nelson Funeral Home

Hillsboro Sentry Enterprise

839 Water Ave
Hillsboro, WI 54634

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