Funeral services for Christopher L. Baldwin, age 35, of St. Paul, Minnesota, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Grace Lutheran Church in Albert Lea, Minnesota. Rev. Ken Jensen will officiate. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Chris died Wednesday, April 27, 2016.
Christopher Lee Baldwin was born on September 2, 1980 in Albert Lea, the son of Andrew Baldwin and Tammie Volk-Studnicka. Chris was raised in Albert Lea by his mother Tammie and his father Kim Carlsen. He attended Albert Lea High School and later Riverland Community College. In his youth, he loved playing football and hockey and later enjoyed watching sports. Chris had a very loving, generous, and kind heart along with a true love for all animals. Chris lived in Mankato working in car sales and most recently lived in the Twin Cities. On April 5, 2013, Chris was united in marriage to Renee Schewe in Albert Lea. Chris was very spiritual and God was always a part of his life.
Chris is survived by his wife, Renee; mother, Tammie Carlsen; father, Andrew Baldwin; brother, Dustin Baldwin and his son Wesley; sisters, Wendy Carlsen and her children Nicholas and Laura Runden, and Anne Carlsen and her children Hailey and Emma; father and mother-in-law Gaylen and Margaret Schewe; many aunts, uncles, and cousins; grandparents, Richard and Eileen Volk; brothers-in-law, Waylen Schewe and Travis (Ann-Marie) Kishel and their son Alexander; sister-in-law, Beckie Hacker; and grandparents-in-law, Marvel Schewe and Kermit Bronson.
Chris was preceded in death by his father, Kim Carlsen and grandparents, Dick and Joyce Baldwin and Dick and Elaine Carlsen.