In loving memory of

Jeanette Marie Baldwin
October 3, 1931 - May 3, 2020

Jeanette Marie Baldwin, age 88 of Mingo, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at Mercy One in Newton. Private family funeral services will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Colfax. Burial will take place at Graham Cemetery on Saturday, May 9 at 11:15 a.m. and open to the public. Memorials may be directed to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church or the Mingo Fire Department and condolences may be left for the family at

The daughter of Lynwood and Katherine (Kelleher) Gillan, Jeanette was born on October 3, 1931 in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Jeanette attended St. Patrick's Catholic School thru 8th grade and then graduated from Kennett Square High School. She attended Beacom Business College in Wilmington, Delaware. On October 6, 1951, she was united in marriage to James Baldwin at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Jeanette was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, where she was active in the Altar & Rosary Society. She was also a longtime member of the Mingo American Legion Auxiliary, the Mingo Women's Club, Lunch Bunch and a past board member of the Central Iowa Water Association. Jeanette worked and retired as the Postmaster at the Mingo Post Office. Jeanette's greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family at her farm house. She often wrote letters and phoned distant family and friends. She had a deep concern for the well-being of everyone she knew.
Those left to honor her memory include her children, Mark (Deb) Baldwin, Elizabeth (David) Birkenholtz, Timothy (Jeanine) Baldwin and John (Lori) Baldwin; 12 grandchildren; Angela (Chris) Clark, Jacob (Katie) Baldwin, James Baldwin, Erin Birkenholtz, Allison Birkenholtz, Michael Birkenholtz, Mark Baldwin, Anna Baldwin, Kathleen Baldwin, Carrie Baldwin, Steven (Kaitlyn) Baldwin and Jenna Baldwin; five great grandchildren, Jonas, Jaida, Sydney Baldwin, Noah and Carson Clark and a sister, Claire Gillan. Preceding Jeanette in death were her parents, husband, Jim in 1978, a daughter, Claudia Baldwin at age 9 in 1961 and an infant sister, Delores. The family would like to thank the staff at Park Centre and Mercy One in Newton. Jeanette's death was due to complications associated with covid-19.


Deanna Steenhoek wrote on May 8, 2020:

"I enjoyed working with Jeanette in the Mingo PO. My sympathy to her family. Deanna"

Val wrote on May 8, 2020:

"So sorry to hear of her passing....she was such a GREAT lady , always so kind and thoughtful. May she RIP in Jim's arms once again ,,,"

Ira United Church wrote on May 7, 2020:

"Our prayers and sympathies are extended to the friends and family of Jeanette Baldwin."

Steph Olsen wrote on May 6, 2020:

"I enjoyed getting to know and care for Jeanette. She had a real spunky spirit that I will miss! "

Chris and Vikki Herbold wrote on May 6, 2020:

"We are so saddened to hear of your loss. Jeanette was such a kind and generous woman. We have many fond memories of her and Jim and the brood they raised! God bless each of you as you grieve her passing. Chris and Vikki ???"

Cindy Thompson wrote on May 6, 2020:

"? Aunt Jeanette was a wonderful woman ?? I will forever have great memories that I?ll never forget! Mark, Liz, Tim, John I wish I could be there with you! I?ll be right beside you in spirit?? Love to you all you?re in my heart and prayers ???"

Tom Wilson wrote on May 5, 2020:

"Such a nice lady as I remember and a person who helped make this a more beautiful area to live in."

Linda Vroegh wrote on May 5, 2020:

"I so enjoyed visiting with your mom at Park Center. She and my mom, Mary Buckley set together many times doing activities and enjoying snacks in the afternoon. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. "

Terrie wrote on May 5, 2020:

"Very nice, caring lady with a huge heart and love for family and church. Rosary said on her behalf."

Deb wrote on May 5, 2020:

"God received the sweetest lady of all. I hope she will be our guardian Angel. Love and miss you already Mom."

Kris Weston wrote on May 5, 2020:

"To the Baldwin family, Jeanette was such a kind person. It was a privilege to grow up close to you all in our farm community. I have many memories of time spent together kids and parents. She was always so soft spoken and such a sweet person. She will greatly missed by all! In sympathy Kris and Craig Weston. "

Mel and Karen Pierce wrote on May 5, 2020:

"What a great lady! Heaven is rejoicing!"

Linda Deaton wrote on May 5, 2020:

"So very sorry to read this. Always loved talking with Jeanette. Moe and I used to pick some of her apples in the fall. Best darn apples around. Jeanette you will be so missed."

Halie Dellamuth wrote on May 5, 2020:

"My dearest sympathies to everyone in the family. I enjoyed every minute of taking care of Jeanette. She was so sweet and was always concerned about helping others before herself. -Halie Dellamuth (Garden View Nurse) "

Linda Deaton wrote on May 5, 2020:

"Always loved talking with Jeanette. Moe and I used to pick her apples in the fall. Best darn apples around! Jeanette you will be so missed."

Nedra wrote on May 5, 2020:

"Was a pleasure taking care of her at park center she will be dearly missed"

Rebecca Burdess wrote on May 5, 2020:

"? Awww, so sorry for your loss, she was a very sweet lady. Rebecca and Dave Burdess"