Derek M. Baldwin

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Derek M. Baldwin, age 30, of Portage passed away on Monday, June 6, 2011. He is survived by his son, Alex Baldwin of Valparaiso; parents: Michael and Jonie (nee Gilbert) Baldwin of Portage; two sisters: Vahonna (John) Pawlak of DeMotte and Lenaeya Ash of Portage; grandparents: Bill and Antoinette Gilbert of Valparaiso; great grandparents: Anthony and Frances Springman of Valparaiso; nephew, John Pawlak of DeMotte; girlfriend, Melissa Zimmerman of Portage; several loving aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his beloved dog, Roxy, A.K.A "Miss Beaglesworth". Preceded in death by beloved niece, Jonie L. Ash. Derek was a graduate of Portage High School, Class of 1999. He was an avid Chicago Bears football fan, mixed martial arts, and worked out at Classic Body Works. He was a plumber by trade having worked for American Plumbing in Portage and Kipps Plumbing of Crown Point. Family and friends may call at Pruzin Brothers Funeral Service, 2700 Willowcreek Road, Portage on Friday, June 10, 2011 from 2:00-8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 11:00 AM with a visitation from 9:00-11:00 AM from the Pruzin Brothers Chapel. At rest McCool Cemetery. Family and friends may share an online condolence or memory at:

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Published in The Times from June 9 to June 10, 2011