Alexander R. Baldy, Sr., 94

Alexander Richard Baldy Sr., age 94, of Watertown, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.

He was born Dec. 8, 1919, on the family homestead in Maple Plain, to Paul and Francis (Adickes) Baldy. Alexander had four sisters: Agnes, Mary, Florence, and Betty.

Farming was Alexander’s first love – seeing it go from plow horses, to threshing machines, to his first Farmall tractor, purchased for him by his father. His love of that first tractor took him to the fields doing custom work for neighbors near and far.

When not in the field, you could see him travelling on his motorcycle. It was on a motorcycle trip that Alexander found his one true love, his wife Carmen. He was married to her for 56 years.

Alexander would go from being a farmer to being a trucker in later years. He worked as an independent contractor for the US Post Office for over 20 years. The same neighbors that had seen him on the road with his tractors and motorcycles, now would see him on the road in his trucks from the local post offices, traveling to the main post office in Minneapolis.

Alexander enjoyed his golden years by going to parades, the casino, or just for a drive to see what the farmers were doing. He would always answer “yes” when asked, “Do you want to . . . . ?” Alexander enjoyed any new adventure up until his last days.

He is survived by his son, Alex Jr.; and daughter Amber Baldy.

The family was served by the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home, Howard Lake.

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