Tranquilino Paulino “Paul” Baldonado
Tranquilino Paulino “Paul” Baldonado, passed away, Saturday Oct. 31, 2020, in Crystal City, Mo., after hospitalization and a short time in hospice. He was born March 11, 1940 in Canjilon, N.M. to Paublin Baldonado and Rebecca (Maestas) Baldonado. Paul graduated from Trenton High School in Trenton, Neb., in 1957. He also served in the Air Force for four years. Paul was married to Marilyn Haarberg in 1963. He had a long career with Firestone throughout the Midwest. He was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Fort Scott, Kan. He served as volunteer for a several years at Mercy Hospital Fort Scott. Paul was a lifelong Nebraska Cornhuskers fan.
He is survived by his wife Marilyn Baldonado; a sister Maria Lilia Frakes; daughter Kyla Scarborough, two sons Paul Ryan Baldonado and Eric Baldonado, and wife Darcy, and granddaughters, Anna and Elena Baldonado. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Joe Baldonado and Max Baldonado, and three sisters, Maria Cordie Lopez, Maria Felo Ferguson, and Maria Lizzy Delgado.
There was cremation. A small private burial will take place at a later date in the Fort Scott National Cemetery. Services are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main St.