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Jocelyn J. Baldwin
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Jocelyn J. Baldwin, age 88, of Sturgis, MI passed away Saturday afternoon June 9, 2018 at Aspen Ridge Assisted Living in Gaylord, MI.
She was born Dec. 31, 1929 in Battle Creek, MI a daughter to the late John and Blendina (Cummings) Gest.
Jo resided in Sturgis since 1949 and had also lived in the White Pigeon and Burr Oak areas and graduated from Burr Oak High School with the class of 1948.
On June 6, 1948 she married Bruce E. “Bud” Baldwin in LaGrange County, IN. He preceded her in death July 15, 1999.
Jo retired in 1990 from the Kirsch Company in Sturgis following 15 years of dedicated employment. She also had worked at Continental Can Company in Three Rivers, MI.
She enjoyed working in her yard, playing cards with her siblings. sewing, reading, and animals: especially her dogs: Wiser and Molly and her cats: Stinker, Nelly, and Zella.
Surviving are two daughters: Ann (Mike) Ray of Lake Ann, MI and Christina (Mike Bender) Baldwin of Sturgis, MI; 1 son: David Baldwin of Sturgis, MI; 8 grandchildren: Jennifer Olson, Jamie (Brian) Wiard, Jill Schmidt, Bryan (Angela) Ray, Kevin (Dawn) Ray, Lyndy (Tim) Kupferer, Cassandra Lee (Sam) Hambright, and Jocelyn (Allen) Hunt; 19 great-grandchildren: Taylor Ray, Kaylee Ray, Delany Ray, Chandler Ray, Daylan Ray, Hunter Olson, Payton Olson, Avery Olson, Chase Olson, Logan Wiard, Kirsten Wiard, Drew Schmidt, Anna Schmidt, Devon Beller, Kaitlyn Hook, Cayla Kupferer, Conner Kupferer, Wyatt Hambright, and Sadie Hambright; 2 step-grandchildren: 4 step-great-grandchildren; 1 brother: Lynn (Gloria) Gest; 1 sister: Shirley (Harold) Arensdorf; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 4 sisters: Roberta Miller, Sandra Coker, Doniue Gest, and Jacqualyn Bower.
A graveside service celebrating the life of Jocelyn J. Baldwin will be held at 1:00 P.M., Monday, June 18, 2018 at Oak Lawn Cemetery with The Rev. Jeanne Garza, First United Methodist Church, officiating.
Memorial donations may be directed to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, or Hospice of Michigan, 145 N. State Ave., Alpena, MI 49707.
Envelopes are available at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091 who has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Her obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.


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