Arthur C. Baldwin, 97 of Shellsburg formerly of Hiawatha, died Monday August 12, 2019 at the Rock Ridge Care Center in Shellsburg. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Friday at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Entombment in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. There will be a visitation from 4 to 6 PM on Thursday at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home.
Survivors include his daughter Dorothy (Norman) Heistand of Vinton, and a grandson James (Stephanie Bridge) Heistand of Cedar Rapids. He was preceded in death by his wife, a sister and a grandson John.
Arthur was born on May 25, 1922 in Council Bluffs, the son of Arthur and Myrtle (Campbell) Baldwin. He graduated from the Iowa School for the Blind in Vinton. Arthur married Katherine Allen on November 6, 1946 in Council Bluffs and were married for over 70 years. Katherine passed away in 2017.
Arthur and Katherine operated a cafeteria at NADL in Ames for several years, He was a former member of Toastmasters and enjoyed reading the bible, and Readers Digest in Brail, as well as listening to big band music.
Arthur was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Memorial donations may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice.
“The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at Rock Ridge Care Center for the wonderful care given to Arthur”.