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Kerry Baldwin

April 8, 1936 — July 1, 2021

Kerry E. Baldwin, age 85, of Crystal, passed away on Thursday, July 1, 2021, at Spectrum Health Butterworth in Grand Rapids.

Born in the middle of the great depression, Kerry was very resourceful; he loved to tinker and could make a little go a long way. The TV character, “MacGyver” could easily have been based on Kerry, as he could fix anything, or take two pieces of nothing and build something extraordinary with them. He enjoyed pulling his antique tractors locally and the lifetime friendships he made with people while at the pulls. The world was made better because of Kerry, and he will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him.

Surviving Kerry are his daughters, Linda (Richard) Hills of Portland and Karen (Mike) Odenwald of Hubbardston; daughter-in-law, Yon Baldwin of Lansing; stepchildren, Sandy (Terry) Shattuck of St. Louis; Kimberly Auge of Crystal; Meshell (Steven) Bowerman of Stanton; Richard Stearns of Stanton; grandchildren, Jim (Jenny) Baldwin; Chauncey Baldwin (Sarah Brundage); Joshua Kramer; Nicole Kramer; many great grandchildren; several step grandkids; sister, Kathleen (Ron) Gunderman of Sumner; and many nieces and nephews.

Kerry was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond & Mary (Barr) Baldwin; wife, Cleo Baldwin; son, Ron Baldwin; and brother, Tom Baldwin.

A celebration of Kerry’s life is being planned for a later date.
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