Norman Francis Baldus

October 29, 1931October 7, 2010

Norman Francis Baldus of Ames passed away October 7, 2010 at Israel Family Hospice House. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 10, 2010 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Stevens Memorial Chapel. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, October 11, 2010 at 10:30 am. at St Cecilia’s Catholic Church. Norman was born in Story City, Iowa to Milford J. and Eva (Corbin) Baldus on October 29, 1931. After graduation from Story City High School, he served in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Korean War. Upon completion of military service, he joined a partnership with his brother as owners of Baldus Hatchery and Feeds in Story City. In 1962 he joined Fareway Stores as a meat cutter at Webster City, Charles City, and Ames until his retirement after 29 years. On November 26, 1955 he married Patricia Durbala. They are the parents of three sons and two daughters. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, and his children: Elizabeth (Steven) Collins of Caldwell, Idaho, Brian (Renelda) of Cedar Rapids, Andy of Phoenix, Karen (Stephen) Clemmons of Ames , and Jeffrey (Karol) of Huxley. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren: Heather and Amy Baldus, of Cedar Rapids, Dillon Baldus of Phoenix, Daniel and Lindsey Baldus of Huxley , and Samantha and Gwendolyn Collins of Caldwell Idaho. He is also survived by his sister, Alma O’Donnell, of Nevada. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters and a brother. Condolences may be sent to

Arrangements under the direction of Stevens Memorial Chapel, Ames, IA.


  • A Mass of Christian Burial Monday, October 11, 2010
  • Visitation Sunday, October 10, 2010

Norman Francis Baldus

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October 26, 2010

Sorry to hear of Norm's passing - Rita Gergely just told me about the notice in the church bulletin today. When you have time please email me - Annabelle Gergely Mitchell Keith

October 22, 2010

Pat and family.........So sorry to hear of Norms passing. John told me and just wanted you to know I was thinking of you. I t has been so many years since I have seen you......our time together in Charles City was many years ago!! Tutti(Jacobs)

Paul Below

October 18, 2010

My deepest sympathies go out to your family. I remember you when you lived in Charles City. I felt like I was part of the family.

Bob Bieber

October 17, 2010

Brian and family, sorry to hear about Norman. I'm sure he will be missed by many. You have our deepest sympathy.

Bernie & Jo Baldus

October 12, 2010

Pat and family,
So sorry to hear of the passing of Norm. Bernie and I send our sympathies to the entire family. We are in Scottsdale AZ now and just received a note telling us.