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Obituary for David E. Baker

David Edward Baker (Farmer), age 75, born August 13, 1941 passed away peacefully on January 24, 2017 surrounded by family at Bethesda Rehabilitation Hospital, St. Paul, Minnesota. Dave was born in Sarona, Wisconsin to Florence (Kinney) and Wilfred Baker. He spent most of his childhood on a farm in Roberts, Wisconsin and was the sixth of seven children. In 1959 he entered the US Navy and was discharged in 1962. Dave married Mary Josephson on April 8th, 1967 in St. Paul, Minnesota. They moved to Shakopee, Minnesota in 1971 & raised three children.

Dave found a job he loved at Cemstone Products Company driving a cement truck that he always referred to as "Big Blue". Every time we would go out around town, Dave took pride in showing us every place in the Twin Cities metro area that he had "poured" and would point out every "Big Blue" he saw on the road. He retired in 2000 but still kept in contact with his former co-workers whom he considered his friends.

After retirement Dave spent quite a bit of time at Wampach's Family Restaurant telling stories & jokes. He took side jobs transporting sugar beets for family friends in Marshall, MN. He also loved fishing, playing cribbage, watching & attending drag races & stock car races. Dad & Mom traveled to Denver, Colorado every July to attend the Mile High National Drag races. He enjoyed being with his children, 7 grandchildren, and his beloved dog, Bobby Sox.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Wilfred, Jr. (Manny). He is survived by his wife, Mary; his three children, Chris (Nico) Baker, Sue (Scott) Ware, Jean (Rick) James; 7 grandchildren, Cameron, Colin, Rachael, Christian, Brandi, Brianna and Ryan. Dave is also survived by 3 brothers, 2 sisters, many nieces, nephews and friends .


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Visitation

Saturday

28

Jan

10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church - Shakopee

119 8th Avenue West
Shakopee, Minnesota 55379

Service

Saturday

28

Jan

12:00 PM
St. John's Lutheran Church - Shakopee

119 8th Avenue West
Shakopee, Minnesota 55379

Presiding is the Reverend Gary Kinkel.

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