Marjorie A. Baker — Rochester

ROCHESTER — A memorial service for Marjorie A. Baker, 91, will be at 1 p.m. Dec. 29 at Madonna Towers Chapel in Rochester; the Revs. Jef Olson and Sebastian Schmidt will officiate. Her body has been cremated. Interment will be in Tucson, Ariz.

Mrs. Baker, of Rochester, died Dec. 7, 2007, at Madonna Towers.

Marjorie Ann Reed was born Oct. 6, 1916, in Ishpeming, Mich., and lived in many places as a child. She graduated from Anoka (Minn.) High School in 1934, attended nursing school at the University of Minnesota, and was a public accountant. She resided in Duluth, Minn., for 22 years.

From 1968 to 1980, she and her husband, Ralph Baker, were proprietors of the Ford dealership in La Junta, Colo. Mrs. Baker was an avid golfer and had traveled to Europe and Asia numerous times. In 2003, she moved to Rochester from La Junta.

She is survived by a son, Richard Foster of Milwaukee; a daughter, Marjorie Jeannine (Frank) Snapp of Haysville, Kan.; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Doris Hudson of Justin, Texas, and Janet (Paul) Durbahn of Stewartville; and a brother, David (Mary Jo) of Gull Lake, Minn., and Oro Valley, Ariz. Other survivors include former daughter-in-law, Joyce Foster of Duluth, Minn.; and a stepdaughter and two stepsons, and their children, of Nevada and California. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Baker; a brother, William, in 1996; and an infant great-granddaughter.


Friends may call an hour before the service at Madonna Towers Chapel.

Memorials are preferred to Mayo Hospice.

Macken Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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