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Jerry Baldwin
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“Hard to believe its 4 years since Jerry's passing tomorrow. His spirit is with us always. Love you brother ”
1 of 99 | Posted by: Bill Nauroth - AZ - Friend

“Denise and family, I am so sorry for you loss. I just found out and I am heart broken for you, I know you were so close. May you family and friends...Read More »
2 of 99 | Posted by: Nadine Hanson - Port Charlotte, FL

“Denise and family: I just learned of Jerry's passing and my heart aches for each of you. Jerry and I became friends over the years that I serviced...Read More »
3 of 99 | Posted by: Kim Arfman (Smith Davis Insurance) - IA

“Denise, my sympathies to you and your family. So sorry to hear of your husband's tragic passing, just heard of it today. I am thinking about you-...Read More »
4 of 99 | Posted by: Carol Morgan - Crescent, IA

“Jerry will be so missed, by us an so many friends an family, he always made you laugh, an always a smile on his face. Cody lost a very, very special...Read More »
5 of 99 | Posted by: lisa an bart klein an Cody - IA

“I recently, through a mutual friend in Arizona, heard of Jerry's passing. Though I have been away from Dunlap for many years, occasionally...Read More »
6 of 99 | Posted by: Spencer - Chandler, AZ - Friend

“WE will sure miss Jerry at SPFA meetings. Yes we will miss his smiling face. He always had time to talk with us and spend time. I had Tripple C co....Read More »
7 of 99 | Posted by: Edith Reed - St. Louis, MO

“Denise and Family Every time we saw Jerry we got the big Jerry grin and bear hug,all the foam family will miss his good nature and hard work! I can...Read More »
8 of 99 | Posted by: Brad&Shirley Houlden - Cambridge, NE

“I only met Jerry a short number of years ago but he had this way of treating people like he's been your friend for a lifetime. Always open, smiling...Read More »
9 of 99 | Posted by: Kurt Riesenberg - Washington, DC

“Jerry Baldwin....such a wonderfully pleasant person. Would always greet me with a sincere smile. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. ”
10 of 99 | Posted by: Denice Coenen - Omaha, NE

“Jerry will surely be missed!! When I heard about the news, I was very sad and devastated. All I could think about is all the great memories we had...Read More »
11 of 99 | Posted by: Brittney Lipichok - Des Moines, IA

“A great man - Jerry will be greatly missed. ”
12 of 99 | Posted by: David Anderson - Cedar Rapids, IA

“To Jerry's family: I always felt that Jerry was a fun loving, happy guy who enjoyed people. In my professional and personal association I always...Read More »
13 of 99 | Posted by: Joe Farley - Woodbine, IA

“Dear Family & Friends,I'm very xiKWTsorry to hear about Jerry's accident and passing. I'm sure there are a great many friends and acquaintances who...Read More »
14 of 99 | Posted by: Leon Probasco - Liberty, MO

“Denise & Family - We extend our sincere condolences to you at this difficult time. Although we did know him closely, we, as many others, knew Jerry...Read More »
15 of 99 | Posted by: Bill & Diana Hutcheson - Woodbine, IA

“Denise So sorry to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. I wish I could be there to give you a big hug. Remember all the...Read More »
16 of 99 | Posted by: Michelle Reyburn - Monmouth, IL

“Jerry was truly a good friend for many years. He was always willing to help in anyway. We will all really miss him. My the Lord help his family...Read More »
17 of 99 | Posted by: Bruce Schenke - Kennesaw, GA

“Dear Denise and family, All of us who worked in the spray foam industry with Jerry consider ourselves blessed to have known him. I never met a...Read More »
18 of 99 | Posted by: Ridge Stockdale - Houston, TX

“There is now much less kindness in the world. ”
19 of 99 | Posted by: Deb Sprecker - Woodbine, IA

“To the family and friends of Jerry Baldwin, I send my deepest sympathies. There is nothing I can say that will remove the pain and sorrow we are all...Read More »
20 of 99 | Posted by: Bob Cue - Traer, IA - Friend

“My sincerest condolences go out to the entire Baldwin family. He was a good friend and will be sorely missed by all in our community. He had talked...Read More »
21 of 99 | Posted by: Micheal D. Bonsall - Dunlap, IA

“We were so sorry to hear about Jerry..... what a wonderful man he was. We will hold your family in our prayers as you walk through this very...Read More »
22 of 99 | Posted by: Dan & Patti Muhlbauer

“Dear Denise and family We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prays are with you. He will be missed:( Deb and Tom Henrich ”
23 of 99 | Posted by: Deb (Tremel) Henrich - Earling, IA

“Dear Denise and family- I am so sorry for your loss. Jerry touched so many lives. He was a truly a "Good Man" and treated everyone with dignity and...Read More »
24 of 99 | Posted by: Donna Barry - Council Bluffs, IA

“Prayers Love & Hugs to All The Families. Such A Sad Time. ”
25 of 99 | Posted by: Patty & Tom Niedermyer - Magnolia, IA

“I feel privileged that I got to sing in the choir with Jerry last Christmas. I never really knew him until then and he always knew me after that and...Read More »
26 of 99 | Posted by: Ruth White - Dunlap, IA - Friend

“I am truly saddened with Jerry's death. Denise and family, my prayers are with you. He will be missed by everyone that knew him. His smile and...Read More »
27 of 99 | Posted by: Nancy Ulmer Allen - Denison, IA

“Jerry was patient and kind, all his life. He was led by the Holy Spirit. He is in joy for eternity now and his friends and family miss him deeply. ...Read More »
28 of 99 | Posted by: Kev Sullivan - Dunlap, IA

“I've known Jerry my whole life! He's always been a great friend with a big smile and a lot of BS to give. He has given Dunlap a lot and the people in...Read More »
29 of 99 | Posted by: Dick Frazier and family - Dunlap, IA

“Still a shock to us. The only recent times we would see Jerry were at funerals in Dunlap. I sort of grew up with the Baldwins always running around...Read More »
30 of 99 | Posted by: Jeff and Pam Thompson - Johnstown, CO

“IT IS HARD TO PUT INTO WORDS WHAT JERRY MEANT TO ME PERSONALLY. HE WAS SO KIND AND ALWAYS HAD WARM WISHES FOR OTHERS. I REMEMBER WHEN WE ASKED HIM...Read More »
31 of 99 | Posted by: CONNIE LEADERS-JETTER - ANKENY, IA

“So very sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man. Our deepest sympathies to you all. ”
32 of 99 | Posted by: Marcy and Nick Melby

“I will never forget when I met Jerry at my sisters wedding. One of the nicest guys and was always smiling. Many, many, many prayers for healing to...Read More »
33 of 99 | Posted by: Becky Cowell Kramer - Wauzeka, WI

“Dearest Denise, Leah, Anne, and Luke. We are so saddened by the loss of Jerry. We will remember him as kind, warm, loving, friendly, fun person who...Read More »
34 of 99 | Posted by: David and Nancy Buman - Arlington, VA

“You lived life right Jerry! If the world was filled with more souls like yours we would all be better for it! I am so grateful I got to spend last...Read More »
35 of 99 | Posted by: David Lapke - Omaha, NE - cousin

“My sympathy to all of Jerry's family, and will be holding you in my prayers. ”
36 of 99 | Posted by: Delores McKenney Maycock - Omaha, NE

“Jerry was really a great guy. Always happy and a joy to be around. He will really be missed in Dunlap. My prayers go out to the family. ”
37 of 99 | Posted by: Peggy (Leaders) Ellis - Norborne, MO

“We are so sorry to hear about Jerry's accident. We send out deepest sympathy and prayers to your family. He will be missed by many. ”
38 of 99 | Posted by: Patty Alfonso - Lincoln, NE

“Dear Denise, my friend, I am so very sorry. Our only saving grace is that your children, especially Leah, is so much like Jerry. She has never met a...Read More »
39 of 99 | Posted by: Lisa Jochims Miller - MO

“To Denise & Family, I am so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. The world has lost a kind and compasionate person. ”
40 of 99 | Posted by: Geraldine Hein - Eugene, OR

“I am so deeply saddened for all of you, family and friends. Jerry was always so nice. He was so full of life, smiling and laughing. I can't...Read More »
41 of 99 | Posted by: Linda Kline - Minden, IA - friend

“Denise & family, You have our deepest sympathy. So glad we had time together in April and a ride in one of Jerry's favorite cars. May all the...Read More »
42 of 99 | Posted by: Jerry & June Behrens - DENISON, IA

“I was so sad to hear about Jerry's accident and am just heart broken for his family. He was the sweetest guy. I hadn't seen him in awhile, but any...Read More »
43 of 99 | Posted by: Cindy Assmann - Omaha, NE

“I first met Jerry Baldwin during our senior year in high school. However, neither of us ever mentioned our college plans. So we were both amazed to...Read More »
44 of 99 | Posted by: Jim Maule - Mondamin, IA

“My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Denise and the Baldwin Family. I remember well meeting Jerry for the first time in the fall of 1977, when we were...Read More »
45 of 99 | Posted by: Jeff Strothcamp - Ankeny, IA

“Our hearts are breaking with and for you. May time and faith heal the pain. Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7....Read More »
46 of 99 | Posted by: Bonnie Lapke - LaMotte, IA

“Denise and Family, We are deeply saddened - heartbroken - to hear of your loss. We pray you find comfort in the outpouring of love from the...Read More »
47 of 99 | Posted by: Terry Howard - Westminster, MD

“Dear Baldwin Family, There are no words to describe the sorrow I feel for your loss. My sister, Jeanne, called me with the news. We immediately...Read More »
48 of 99 | Posted by: John Fitzpatrick - AR - Friend

“I am so sorry for your loss. I have known Jerry since we were kids from my parents Peg and Ken Wilke and my grandparents Ruth and Dell O'Day. Every...Read More »
49 of 99 | Posted by: Terri Wilke Talacko - omaha, NE

“Denise & Family- We want you all to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. It's so hard to understand how something like this could happen...Read More »
50 of 99 | Posted by: Larry & Trish Trofholz - Omaha, NE

“Denise, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.uPD ”
51 of 99 | Posted by: debi Metheny - Dunlap, IA

“Denise & family, Words can not express the sorrow I am feeling. My thoughts & prayers are with the Baldwin family during this extremely difficult...Read More »
52 of 99 | Posted by: Laurie (Bonsall) Howard - MN

“I read all these and whoever stated the world needs more people like Jibs, nailed it. What a great legacy he created. We could all learn so much from...Read More »
53 of 99 | Posted by: Jon schaben - Dunlap, IA - Friend

“Denise, Fritz, Pam,Larry,Bill and family: It is rare these days that you have someone you can call a friend for more than 50 years. Most everyone...Read More »
54 of 99 | Posted by: Gale Bonsall - cedar falls, IA

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time may god bring you peace and comfort I am truly sorry for your loss ”
55 of 99 | Posted by: Melissa lary - Omaha, NE

“Jerry always had a smile on his face, never judged people, and just likes everyone. I first really knew him when we bowled together when we were only...Read More »
56 of 99 | Posted by: John Sturgill - Onawa, IA

“You are all in our thoughts and prayers and have our deepest sympathy. He was truly a wonderful person and lived life to the fullest. May he rest...Read More »
57 of 99 | Posted by: Karla Assmann - Omaha, NE

“Many happy memories of babysitting Jerry and siblings more than half a century ago. I always wished he had been older. He was such a cute and a...Read More »
58 of 99 | Posted by: Rachael Roberts bliss - Asheville, NC

“We are sad to hear of your loss, Denise, and have been thinking of you and praying for you and your family. May God give you His peace and comfort...Read More »
59 of 99 | Posted by: Denny & Nancy Vandewater - IA

“Thoughts and prayers to the Baldwin family during this difficult time. Jerry was one heck of a guy and will be missed by many. Fly among the angels,...Read More »
60 of 99 | Posted by: Randy and Jackie Park & Family - IA

“I camped in a tent for four days, at the rock festival Wakarusa in Kansas, with Jerry. I'm not sure I've ever been the same!! I love Jerry Baldwin...Read More »
61 of 99 | Posted by: Dana Sturgill - Dunlap, IA

“Denise & Family, Pam & Ty & Family, Larry & Sherry & Family, Moe & Monica & Family & Fritz Baldwin and all the relatives and friends: We can't...Read More »
62 of 99 | Posted by: Chuck and Sheila Minahan - Minden, IA

“Our deepest sympathy to his family!! ”
63 of 99 | Posted by: Barry & Ann Shumate - Dow City, IA

“We will miss Jerry...but he will be in our hearts. .never to be forgotten...he was one of Codys best friends..they spent a lot of good times together...Read More »
64 of 99 | Posted by: lisa an bart klein - dunlap, IA

“Sandy and I send our prayers out to Denise and all the families! Jerry always had the time to visit, if you had the time. What a super person he was!...Read More »
65 of 99 | Posted by: Dean Finken - Earling, IA

“Jerry loved life to its fullest and thru his love all who knew him loved being around him. He did not know an enemy and brought many smiles to...Read More »
66 of 99 | Posted by: Kenny & Kim McDonald - Persia, IA

“God must have needed another Angel in his choir. ”
67 of 99 | Posted by: Rollie and Beth Roberts - Dunlap, IA

“My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to Jerry, his family and friends during this difficult time. Jerry left a wake of goodness wherever he sailed....Read More »
68 of 99 | Posted by: Brian P. O'Neill - Denison, IA

“Jerry was truly an amazing person! Always had a smile on his face that could warm your heart. My condolences to his family, you all are in my...Read More »
69 of 99 | Posted by: Jill (Hast) Guilfoyle - Oskaloosa, KS

“Jerry was such an amazing man and he always put others first. He always had a smile on his face that could light up a room. He truly was an...Read More »
70 of 99 | Posted by: misty Greder - Dunlap, IA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Baldwin Family. We are honored to have known Jibs and to be his friend. He will be missed by many. ...Read More »
71 of 99 | Posted by: Tom & Rachelle Cavanaugh - AZ

“Prayers are with the Baldwin family. May you find comfort and support within one another during this difficult time. ”
72 of 99 | Posted by: Dan and Amanda Ring - Minden, IA

“Denise, children and family you have our deepest sympathy. I was privileged to know Jerry my entire life and there are not enough words to express...Read More »
73 of 99 | Posted by: Bill Nauroth - Cave Creek, AZ

“Prayers for the Baldwin family. We are all blessed to have Jibs as a friend and I'm blessed to get to play music with him throughout the years,...Read More »
74 of 99 | Posted by: Spud - FL

“Words can not express the sorrow my family and I are feeling. Out deepest sympathies go out to the entire Baldwin family. May God hold each and...Read More »
75 of 99 | Posted by: Christime Matarese, Katelyn Matarese & Christopher Matarese - CO

“Our hearts go out to the Baldwin clan. We are so sorry for your loss. ”
76 of 99 | Posted by: Iceman

“"The pipes are calling Danny Boy"...:( Rest In Peace Jibs ”
77 of 99 | Posted by: Dennis M - Altoona, IA

“Jerry was always the Ray of Sunshine every time I saw him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
78 of 99 | Posted by: Michelle, Max and Sam Lapke - KS

“Denise and Family, You have our sympathy and deepest regret at the loss of Jibs. He was a generous, talented, and fun-loving guy. He made a...Read More »
79 of 99 | Posted by: Gary and Jenny Stessman - IA

“Denise I am so sorry for your loss. Mom and dad spoke so highly of Jerry. They were glad when you two got their acreage, and so was I. Jerry is ...Read More »
80 of 99 | Posted by: Jacqueline Jenkins Beam - Fremont, NE

“The town of Dunlap has lost an "icon" I will miss you my good friend JIB"S....c ”
81 of 99 | Posted by: Ron Fouts - Dunlap, IA - friend

“My condolences to the whole family. I did not really know Jerry that well, my daughter was is Luke's grade. But it seemed like any time I saw Jerry...Read More »
82 of 99 | Posted by: Lisa (Thiering) Rose - harlan, IA

“Jerry owned Triple C with my uncle Jason Cooney. He helped our family tremendously when my grandpa,Chuck Conney was ill with brain cancer. Jerry ran ...Read More »
83 of 99 | Posted by: Carrie Grinnell - Omaha, NE

“Listening to the Drive By Truckers, missing Jerry ”
84 of 99 | Posted by: GLEN LEADERS - WOODBINE, IA

“Denise and family - We are so sorry for your loss. We haven't lived in Dunlap for awhile now, but we always thought the world of Jerry. He was such a...Read More »
85 of 99 | Posted by: Dan and Mary Joan Dougherty - IA

“My sincere sympathy to Jerry's family. I have known him since he was a teenager, and watched him grow into a fine, caring, courteous man, with a...Read More »
86 of 99 | Posted by: Louretta Waite - Woodbine, IA

“My deepest sympathy to all of you. It is so obvious reading the wonderful comments already, how much impact Jerry had. It is the hope of most of us...Read More »
87 of 99 | Posted by: Diane (Weber) Asmussen - Dubuque, IA

“Jerry was such a caring,nice person. He was one of the friendliest, thoughtful,coolest, and kindest guys I've ever had the privilege to know. I will...Read More »
88 of 99 | Posted by: TJ McCord - Bennington, NE

“Dear Denise & family, Sorry about your great loss. Jerry was an INCREDIBLE person full of love and compassion. He had the natural ability with his...Read More »
89 of 99 | Posted by: Vincent Leinen

“Denise & family, Jerry was always so good to my Mom. She always spoke so highly of him. At Mary Alice's funeral, I told Jerry that if my Mom was...Read More »
90 of 99 | Posted by: Katie Cruse - Blair, NE - friend

“I first met Jerry (Baldy as we called him back then) on my first day at Iowa State - we were both 18-year old freshman assigned to the 8th floor of a...Read More »
91 of 99 | Posted by: Nick R - Des Moines, IA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you Denise and your 3 children and Family, It is a devastating loss to you all and the community as Jerry was so...Read More »
92 of 99 | Posted by: DeAnna Porter - Flowery Branch, GA

“We lost a dear friend and a great person . He will truly be missed by everyone. I've had a lot of great times with him from the Manteno playboy...Read More »
93 of 99 | Posted by: Buggy mcginn - dunlap, IA

“Jerry was a very well like person. Denise and family I am truly sorry. Jerry was a great family member and friend, he will be very much missed by a...Read More »
94 of 99 | Posted by: BYRON HARTWIG - Battle Creek, IA

“Denise and family; So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. He was a fun person to be around, always cheerful. The...Read More »
95 of 99 | Posted by: Jerry Boger - Denison, IA

“Jerry was truly a great person. He was a friend to all and a really fun classmate. His voice comforted many families and and was a joy to hear. Now...Read More »
96 of 99 | Posted by: Tami - Kiron, IA

“Jerry will truly be missed by so many. He was a great friend and treated all that he was in contact with like his family. He made everyone smile....Read More »
97 of 99 | Posted by: Jeff, Melissa, Jackson, and Henry Boettger - IA

“The town of Dunlap lost the best friend it ever had. Jerry knew and liked everybody he ever met and was always happy to see them. The world would be...Read More »
98 of 99 | Posted by: Terry D. Frazier - Omaha, NE

“Dear family, Our love and prayers are with all of you. May God guide you with all the support you need. What a wonderful man with a beautiful voice! ”
99 of 99 | Posted by: Leia - woodbine, IA - friend


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Gerald Laverne "Jibs" Baldwin was born June 14, 1959, to Fritz and Mary Alice (Sullivan) Baldwin in Denison, Iowa. He was raised in Dunlap, Iowa and graduated from Dunlap High School in 1977. He then attended Iowa State University and graduated in 1981 with a degree in Business and Political Science. On May 29, 1981, Jerry married Denise Lapke at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Dunlap and the couple lived north of Dunlap. Jerry worked for Triple C Roofing in Woodbine. Jerry and Jason Cooney purchased Triple C in 2004. Additionally, Jerry also had his real estate license and worked for Pryor Realty.

Jerry was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church where he served on the Parish Council. He also sang in the church choir as well as for many, many weddings and funerals. Jerry served on DCDC, the golf board and many other boards. He volunteered in the alumni band at graduation and 4th of July events and also enjoyed the 4th of July Car Show. Jibs was also a part of the Manteno Playboys Band which first started on New Year's Eve in 1977, and they just played again this past Saturday. Jerry enjoyed coaching his kids in Little League and made sure every athlete had game time. He also made sure everyone was taken care of, and he enjoyed giving people nicknames. He loved his old cars and driving them in parades. He played cribbage every morning and also enjoyed playing Spider Solitaire on his computer. Jerry loved collecting things, music of all genres and especially live music, but more than anything he loved his family and friends.

Jerry died from his injuries he sustained in a construction accident Thursday, September 4, 2014, at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 55 years, 2 months, and 21 days.

Jerry was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Alice Baldwin on January 23, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Denise Baldwin of Dunlap, Iowa; three children, Leah Baldwin and Ann Baldwin both of Dunlap and Luke Baldwin of Des Moines, Iowa; his father, Fritz Baldwin of Dunlap; three siblings, Pam (Ty) Ungrad of Neola, Iowa, Larry (Sherry) Baldwin of Neola, Iowa and Bill (Monica) Baldwin of Longmont, Colorado; parents-in-law, Bernard & Joanne Lapke of Dunlap and many other relatives and friends.