Lore Baldwin, 86, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Saturday, January 2, 2016 at Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton.
A celebration of her life will be held at 11 AM, on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the Wintz and Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with Pastor Jon Cooke officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made in Lore's name to the Avera Sacred Heart Foundation at 501 Summit Street, Yankton, SD, 57078. To send an online message to the family, please visit www.wintzrayfuneralhome.com.
Lore was born 4 January, 1929 in Merseburg, Germany to Paul and Else Uhlmann. She was united in marriage on 29 July, 1950 to Gerald Baldwin in Heidelberg, Germany. Her life was full and active, living in such places as South Korea, Alaska (before it became a state), Germany, and six different US States; almost 40 years were in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She became known as Oma in 1971 after the birth of her first grandchild, and no one loved her grand and great grandchildren more than Oma.
Lore is survived by her children: Stephen and his wife Vickie of Linn Creek, Missouri; Ralph and his wife Gloria of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Kathy Kirby and her husband Steve of Yankton, South Dakota. She is also survived by her sister, Beate Khan and her husband Jamal of Islamabad, Pakistan. She was blessed with grandchildren: Rebecca Dautenhahn and her husband Jon of Camdenton, Missouri; Paul Baldwin and his wife Amanda of Papillion, Nebraska; Melissa Cadena of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Brian Kirby of Portland, Oregon; Christopher Baldwin of Marina Del Rey, California; Craig Kirby and his wife Eliya of Casper, Wyoming; Stephanie Padilla and her husband, Chris of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Katrina Romero and her husband Ramon of Yankton, South Dakota. She was additionally blessed with 11 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband of over 60 years, Gerald, who passed away in December, 2010.
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My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you celebrate your Mama, Grandmother and Great Grandmother's very blessed life on Saturday. She was a beautiful lady! I'm sure she was very proud of all of you and I'm sure she'll be sorely missed. Love to all of you, especially my precious friend, Kathy.
To the family of Lore Baldwin, I am sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that "Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit." (Psalm 34:18) With sympathy,
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