Robert (Bubba) Lee Baldwin May 1, 1989 – November 26, 2021

LUSK – Robert (Bubba) Lee Baldwin was born on May 1, 1989, in Torrington, to Loren and Christina (Holt) Baldwin. At the age 32 Robert entered heaven after a car accident in Colome, South Dakota, on November 26, 2021. Robert grew up a typical ranch kid. He came home to his parents on the family ranch in Goshen County, Prairie Center. He spent his time being outdoors and following his daddy around being “Cowboy Bob.” Robert attended schools in Niobrara County until the family left the family ranch and moved to Keya Paha County, Burton, Nebraska in 2000. Robert attended schools in Niobrara County, Burton School district, and Gregory School district graduating in 2007. Robert graduated from North Central Kansas Technical College in 2011 with a degree in Construction Trades.

Roberts’s greatest joy was his family. He was the brother to two sisters Magen (Megs) Marie and Elizabeth Amy (Libby). He was the buffer between the two. He loved spending time with either and both. He loved to pester and be with them. That love transferred to his nieces. He was Everlee Belle’s world and soon Mckinley Ann and Cathryn Marie as well. They were his babies too.

At an early age Robert developed a love for comics and games. It started with Teen Age Mutant Turtles. School didn’t come easy but once he learned to read and listen to stories the world became his. He loved and developed a passion for Batman and the Marvel/DC comic world. He could spend hours reading about his favorite characters and the story lines. Robert also liked to draw. He didn’t see colors so many of his drawings were black and white. He was fascinated with how things worked. His family would often find things dismantled because he wanted to see how things worked. 

Robert worked many jobs throughout his young career starting with Mom/Dads ranch hand, neighbor laborer, and then on to cleaning birds for a local lodge. Once he graduated from NCKTC he worked for Belle Industries of Beloit, Kansas, as a stone mason. He was very proud of his work there. His pathway soon brought him home where he worked various jobs such as Spann Construction, Cenex, Runnings, and finally Bubba’s Bowling Alley. He made the community a lot of pizzas.

Robert is survived by his parents Loren and Christina; sisters Magen Baldwin (Rich Magnuson, Mckinley, Cathryn) of Wood Lake, Nebraska, and Elizabeth Baldwin (Everlee Belle) of Winner, S.D.; his grandfather Wayne Holt of Brush, CO; aunt Colleena and Randy Burinsides (Danielle, Brittany and families) of New Braunfels, Texas; uncle David Holt (Wendy), Morgan and Jaxon of Brush, Colorado; uncles Gerald Baldwin and Barry Baldwin families of rural Wyoming; and so many family and friends. 

Robert was proceeded in death by his grandmother Shirley Holt, Aunt Carla, grandparents Harry and Belle Baldwin, and cousins Kurtis, Levi, and Chelbi Holt.


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