Christopher Baldwin, 1980-2016

Published 10:00 am Sunday, May 1, 2016

Funeral services for Christopher L. Baldwin, 35, of St. Paul will be at 2 p.m. today at Grace Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. Ken Jensen will officiate. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences are welcome at

Chris died Wednesday, April 27, 2016.

Christopher Baldwin

Christopher Baldwin

Christopher Lee Baldwin was born Sept. 2, 1980, in Albert Lea, the son of Andrew Baldwin and Tammie Volk-Studnicka. Chris was raised in Albert Lea by his mother, Tammie, and his father, Kim Carlsen. He attended Albert Lea High School and later Riverland Community College. In his youth he loved playing football and hockey and later enjoyed watching sports. Chris had a very loving, generous and kind heart, along with a true love for all animals. Chris lived in Mankato working in car sales and most recently lived in the Twin Cities. On April 5, 2013, Chris was united in marriage to Renee Schewe in Albert Lea. Chris was very spiritual, and God was always a part of his life.

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Chris is survived by his wife, Renee; mother, Tammie Carlsen; father, Andrew Baldwin; brother, Dustin Baldwin, and his son, Wesley; sisters Wendy Carlsen and her children Nicholas and Laura Runden, and Anne Carlsen and her children Hailey and Emma; father and mother-in-law Gaylen and Margaret Schewe; many aunts, uncles and cousins; grandparents Richard and Eileen Volk; brothers-in-law Waylen Schewe and Travis (Ann-Marie) Kishel and their son, Alexander; sister-in-law, Beckie Hacker; and grandparents-in-law Marvel Schewe and Kermit Bronson.

Chris was preceded in death by his father, Kim Carlsen; and grandparents Dick and Joyce Baldwin and Dick and Elaine Carlsen.