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Carolyn "Connie" (Baldwin) Natusch


1925 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences Gallery
Carolyn "Connie" (Baldwin) Natusch Obituary
Carolyn "Connie" Natusch passed away quietly and peacefully into the Lord's care on July 30, 2014.

The only child of Lynn F. & Lucille Baldwin, Connie was born on February 2, 1925 in Kinneyville, MI. She graduated from Eaton Rapids High School in 1943. On October 9, 1943 she married her childhood friend and high school sweetheart Ralph Natusch. They celebrated their 70th anniversary in 2013.

She is survived by her daughter, Joelyn Aitken (Lee Yonker); son, David (Sandra) Natusch; and daughter, Jerilee (K.C.) Allan. Also grandchildren, Jamie (Sarah) Aitken, Hillary (Brian) Eley, Carrie (David) Rathburn, Sarah (Jamie) Oberlin, Amber (David) Stiles, Bridget (Jeff) Boucher, and Elizabeth Allan; great-grandchildren, Breanna & Brian Oberlin, Graham and Helena Eley, Calum and Bryson Stiles.

Upon Ralph's discharge from the U.S. Navy in December 1945 they returned to Eaton Rapids to establish their home and raise a family. Connie was a "stay at home " Mom. She was a frequent volunteer in her children's classrooms, Brownie and Girl Scout leader, and Cub Scout leader. Later she took a job in the superintendent's office of Eaton Rapids Schools. In 1965 she transferred to the high school and worked in the principal's office for 13 years.

When Ralph took a job in Coldwater, MI she worked in the principal's office of the Quincy school system until retirement in 1990.

Connie enjoyed playing golf, most any card game, music from the 1940s, sitting on her patio in the summer sun with a good book, and her cats.

Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 16, 2014 with visitation starting at 12:00 PM at Skinner Funeral Home, Eaton Rapids Chapel.

If you wish to make a memorial donation the family invites you to consider the Eaton County Humane Society or the in Connie's name.

For online condolences please visit www.SkinnerFuneralHomes.com.
Published in The Daily Reporter on Aug. 17, 2014
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