Sharon Baldwin Obituary

Sharon Ann Baldwin
Sharon Ann Baldwin

May 15, 1943 - November 2, 2022
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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Sharon Ann Baldwin, 79, of Des Moines, IA, passed away unexpectedly at home on November 2, 2022.

Sharon was born May 15, 1943, daughter of Joseph and Ruth (Duff) Rissman. She was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy in 1961 and continued her education at the University of California Berkeley where she received her BA in Social Work.

Sharon worked in many positions for Polk County and more recently was a Program Manager before her retirement.

She was very politically active campaigning at the local, state and even Presidential levels. Sharon was a longtime advocate for the German Shepherd Rescue.

Sharon was a loving and devoted Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Her family heritage was very important to her and enjoyed keeping photos of past generations, documents, birthday, holiday, graduation cards, birth and death announcements from generations and ancestors from years ago. She was also known for her funny nature and loved playing witty pranks. She also enjoyed keeping up on current events and could keep everyone up to speed with today’s world.

Sharon’s family includes son Tom (Annie) Baldwin of West Des Moines, IA daughter Cindy Baldwin, who passed on November 16, 2022, sister Connie Stein of Milford, IA, brother Richard (Gloria) Rissman of Des Moines, IA, son-in-law Eric Creach, friend Jackie Fangmann, grandchildren, Max (Kia) Baldwin, and their three children, Zach (Monica) Baldwin and their son, Sammi Baldwin, Maddie Baldwin, Gus (Sade) Baldwin Creach and their two children, Alice Baldwin Creach and Logan Baldwin Creach, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her little sister Patti Jo.

Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 26, 2022, at the Iles Westover Chapel 6337 Hickman Road Des Moines, IA 50322 where there will be a visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers Sharon would appreciate donations to go to her favorite cause, The German Shepherd Rescue Association.





Iles Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Saturday, November 26, 2022
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Memorial Services
Iles Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Saturday, November 26, 2022
11:00 AM