Richard Joseph Baldinger, Sr., 72, Marion, passed away on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in his home. He was born in Marion, Indiana, on May 2, 1948, and raised by Harry and Esta Baldinger. On October 22, 1970, he married Yang Sim in Korea, and she preceded him in death.
Following his graduation from Bennett High School, Richard enlisted in the United States Army, in which he proudly served his country during the Vietnam era. He was a drill instructor and was honorably discharged. After his military service, he was a cabinet maker and took great pride in all that he had accomplished. Richard was a lifelong member of the VFW, AMVETS, and American Legion.