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Kenneth L. Baldwin

April 24, 1931 ~ September 30, 2019 (age 88)

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Kenneth L. Baldwin, 88, of Ayersville, passed away on Monday afternoon, September  30, 2019 at CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.   
He was born on April 24, 1931 to Thomas and Marie (Stultz) Baldwin in Defiance, Ohio. On October 17, 1949 he married Joan (Hanna) Baldwin, who resides in Ayersville.  

Kenneth was a member of Ayersville United Methodist Church, and UAW #211. He worked at General Motors over 55 1/2 years, retiring in 1997. He enjoyed traveling, camping, making and flying model airplanes. In his twenties he learned to fly and flew to several places with his friend Lester Hart. Kenneth has been to 49 states. He loved to spend time with his family and friends.
Kenneth will be missed by his wife of  70 years, Joan Baldwin of Ayersville, and his four children, Grace (Norman) McClure of Oakwood, Ken (Susie) Baldwin, Jr. of Seattle, WA, Robert (Julie) Baldwin of Defiance, and John (Karen) Baldwin of Cecil. He also leaves behind 8 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and brothers, Earl (Donna) Baldwin of Cecil, and Darris Baldwin of Silver Springs, FL, and sister-in-law, Norine (Thomas) Baldwin. 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Baldwin.
All services will be private. Schaffer Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to CHP Defiance Hospice Center, Ayersville Fire Department, or Ayersville United Methodist Church. Online condolences can be given at

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