Edward John Baldwin


April 5, 1927 – May 1, 2019

TORRINGTON – Funeral services for Edward John Baldwin, 92, will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Our Savior Lutheran Church with the Rev. Scott Firminhac officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Valley View Cemetery. 

Ed died May 1, 2019 at Goshen Care Center. Memorials may be given to the Prairie Center Fire Department. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home on Friday and the casket will be open prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are by the Colyer Funeral Home and condolences may be sent to www.colyerfuneralhome.com.

Ed was born April 5, 1927, in Rapid City, S.D., the son of Harry and Edith (Hollenbeck) Baldwin. He grew up on the family ranch south of Van Tassell, in the Prairie Center community. He attended grade school at Prairie Center and graduated from Torrington High School. He served in the US Army for a brief time before receiving a medical discharge. 

Ed married Wilma Heins of Keeline on Sept. 8, 1950. They raised their family on the Anton Fisher homestead they purchased in 1951. Ed ranched with his family until he retired and moved to Torrington. Ed and Wilma loved to travel and collect antiques where ever they traveled in appreciation of the history told through the articles.

Ed was an active and respected member of the GCSD No. 1 board, Goshen County Stockgrowers and Wyoming Stockgrowers, Wyrulec REA, where he served as the Region 7 chair, the American Legion Post No. 1 Commander in Van Tassell, Farm Bureau and was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church.

Ed is survived by his wife Wilma Baldwin of Torrington; daughters Barbara (Wayne) Erickson and Lorraine (Ed) Brummell; son Elden (Tena) Baldwin and Bruce Baldwin all of Torrington; eight grandchildren Jeff (Kim) McKinney of Wheatridge, Colo., Jody (Micah) Conner of Federal Heights, Colo., Eddie (Jennifer) Brummell of Torrington, Joe (Missy) Brummell of Sheridan, Mont., Erin (Jeff) Hinton of Sheridan, Jason (Shannon) Baldwin of Torrington, Scott Baldwin of Mitchell, Neb., and Michael Baldwin of Cheyenne; step-grandson Dave Erickson of St. Paul, Minn.; 13 great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Harry and Edith; brothers Robert and Harry; and granddaughter Brittany.

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