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Bob Baldridge

July 23, 1926 December 16, 2012
Bob Baldridge
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Obituary for Bob Baldridge

Vinton—Robert D. Baldridge Jr. (Brother Isadore O.S.B./obl), 86, died peacefully at his home on Sunday, December 16, 2012 surrounded by his family.
Visitation will be at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home from 4-6 pm Tuesday, December 18, 2012 with a Rosary service at 6 pm.  There will be a Latin Requiem Mass at 10 am Wednesday, December 19 at the funeral home with  the Most Rev. & Lord Abbot Ryan St. Anne, OSB celebrating.  Burial follows at Maplewood Cemetery with full military rites by the George G. Luckey American Legion Post # 57 and the Iowa Military Honors Guard.
Robert Donald Baldridge Jr. was born July 23, 1926 at Marshalltown, Iowa, the only child of Robert D. and Helen Fiala  Baldridge.  Following graduation from Vinton High School in 1944, he joined the Army Air Corps, serving  in the Pacific Theater.  After he returned home, he received a two-year degree from Iowa State University. 
On January 21, 1950 he married Patricia Conway at St. Matthews Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids.  The couple farmed near Vinton and Bob retired in 1991.  He was a longtime  member of George G. Luckey American Legion Post in Vinton. 
Bob is survived by his wife of 62 years, Patricia, Vinton; his children, Christina  (William) Sweigard, Kathleen (Larry) Thiher, Karen Keninger, Mary Lund, James (Lisa) Baldridge, Teresa (Duane) Haifley, and Joseph(Tammy) Baldridge; thirty grandchildren and thirty great grandchildren.  
He was preceded in death by his parents, two grandchildren and one great grandchild.

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