Marilyn “Hazel” Baldwin, 73, of Cecil, passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at the Jack and Engrid Meng Unity Hospice Residence, with her loving family at her side, after a valiant fight with leukemia.
She was born Jan. 20, 1940, in California, Pa., to the late Dallas and Gertrude Martin. Hazel was raised in Grover and graduated from Peshtigo High School in 1958. She married Macklyn Baldwin Jan. 30, 1960, in Stiles, and they celebrated 53 years of marriage this year. She lived in Oconto Falls and Stiles before moving to Cecil.
Hazel worked as an instructional aide for the Oconto Falls School District for 31 years. She loved time with her family, lunches with her friends, annual family vacations, road trips with Mack, cooking and fishing.
Hazel was a loving and wonderful wife, mom and nanny and loved spending time with her grandchildren. She will be fondly remembered as a woman of great wit and for her warm and friendly personality. Hazel touched the lives of many, especially the kids and teachers she worked with through the years.
Her strength, faith and peace with God’s plan during this difficult time is inspirational and a comfort to her loved ones; she will be deeply missed.
She is survived by her loving husband, Mack; two daughters, Tamara Brown, Green Bay, and Jackie (Rick) Stachowicz, Appleton; one son, Mike (Brenda) Baldwin, Oshkosh; a son-in-law, Randy Heise, Lena; 10 grandchildren, whom she adored, Sophia Brown, Jon Wos, Dustin Wos, Nicole Stachowicz, Kim Fieck, Stacey Heise, Chad Heise, Whittney Baldwin, Morgan Baldwin and Drew Baldwin; three great-grandchildren, Logan Fieck, Gaige Fieck and Lucas Wos; one sister, Sarah (Norman) Baldwin, Lena; and one brother, Dallas (Anne) Martin, Crivitz; brothers and sisters-in-law, Loren and Brenda Baldwin, Darwyn and Dee Baldwin, Joe and Carol Baldwin, Karla Baldwin, Wayne Trudell, Greg Meese, Vic Ausloos and Jerry Hart. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and many friends including lifelong, very special friends and vacation partners, Darold and Suzy Wieting.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Connie Heise, Sept. 22, 2010; her parents, Dallas and Gertrude Martin; in-laws, Mike and Helen Baldwin; sister, Dalene Hart; brother, Doug Martin; and sisters-in-law, Linda Ausloos, Darlene Meese and Sandy Trudell.
Friends and relatives may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at the Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home, 121 Chicago St., Oconto. Visitation will continue from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at First American Lutheran Church, Oconto, with Pastor Mary Zupansic officiating. Hazel will be placed to rest at Abrams/Stiles Cemetery.
Please visit rhodescharapata.com to express online condolences and to view a video tribute.
The family would like to thank Dr. David Groteluschen and the staff of Green Bay Oncology, St. Mary’s Hospital, Unity Hospice and the Meng residence. Your compassion toward Mom and her family will never be forgotten. Marilyn thanks her family, friends and especially her high school friends for their love and support.