Ursula Zwickler Baldwin

Ursula Zwickler Baldwin was born in Oberhausen, Germany on April 18, 1942, and died on February 25, 2024.

She is survived by her husband, Lee Baldwin, daughter, Elizabeth Baldwin Gray, son in law, Patrick Gray, granddaughter, Zoe Gray, son, Joseph Baldwin, daughter in law, Katie Baldwin, grandson, Jakob Baldwin, and brother, Friedhelm Zwickler.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Elisabeth Zwickler, father, Bernhard Zwickler, and brother, Reinhold Zwickler.

When asked her first childhood memory, she said it was being taken into a bomb shelter during World War II. She graduated from the University of Munster and became a teacher in Germany and Switzerland. Later, she obtained a scholarship to pursue graduate studies in special education with an emphasis on speech therapy at the University of Marburg. She graduated in 1973. During this time, she met her future husband, Lee. After getting married, they came to Virginia, where Lee started a career in education and pursued graduate studies.

After he obtained his Ph.D. they moved to Gainesville and then the Orlando area where they still reside. They had two children who have blessed Ursula with two grandchildren. Ursula was active at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. She also loved teaching German and did that throughout her life in America. She was a very accomplished piano player and was passionate about classical music.

She and her husband, Lee, enjoyed traveling, especially to visit Germany. They also travelled extensively throughout the United States and greatly enjoyed exploring national and state parks and forests. At home they enjoyed an active lifestyle that included hiking and trips to the beaches of Florida.

A wake will be held at the DeGusipe Funeral Home in Maitland on March 11 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

A funeral mass will be held on March 12 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Winter Park followed by a graveside service at the Queen of Angels Cemetery in Winter Park.

A reception will be held following the graveside service at the St. Francis Hall, San Pedro Spiritual Development Center next to the cemetery.

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