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Allan ‘Bud’ Baker — Rochester

ROCHESTER — The funeral for Allan "Bud" Baker will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Mahn Family Funeral Home-Rochester Chapel, with Rev. Tom Koelln officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Eyota, with military honors by American Legion Post 92.

Mr. Baker, 86, of Rochester, died Tuesday (Sept. 16, 2008) at Saint Marys Hospital.

Allan Merrow Baker was born Aug. 19, 1922, in Fillmore County. He was raised in southeast Minnesota. At age 18 he entered the Navy and served overseas during World War II. On Nov. 30, 1946, he married Beverly Spicer; she died in 1975. On March 23, 1996, he married Norma Spiten; she survives.

Mr. Baker was chief engineer of the Saint Marys Hospital power plant for more than 30 years, retiring in 1984. He was a member of American Legion Post 92 in Rochester.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Steven (Theresa) of Harmony; two daughters, Patti (David A.) Tvedt of Byron and Carol Borgus of Elgin; two stepdaughters, Bonnie (Richard) Becker and Lori (David A.) Rehbein, both of Rochester; a stepson, Scott Spiten (fiancee, Catie) of Rochester; four grandchildren; and four stepgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, two brothers and a sister.

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Friends may call from noon until the time of the service Monday at Mahn Family Funeral Home in Rochester.

Memorials may be directed to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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