Dale Darl Baker

Published 8:00 pm Sunday, June 17, 2012

Dale Darl Baker, age 85, passed away from pancreatic cancer on Friday afternoon, Jan. 20, 2012, at the VA Hospital in Jackson, surrounded by family.

     He was born in Stephenson TWP., Wis., on Jan. 8, 1927, the son of James and Mabel (Olson) Baker.

     On Nov. 24, 1962 he married Elizabeth Louise Hoover, in Osage, Iowa.

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He served in the Armed Forces, both the Army, and the Air Force, for seven years. Dale worked for LCL Transit Company, of Green Bay, Wis., for 30 years. Retiring in 1983. (Attention Local 120). He had a few miscellaneous jobs, and then in 1985, he went to work for the City of St. Paul, retiring in 1996. He was a Lifetime Member of VFW Post 1296, and a member of the American Legion Post 1982.

     Preceded him in death were his parents James and Mabel; wife Betty Lou; son-in-law, Mark Beeler; son Gregory Hoover (December 28, 2011); and sisters and brothers-in-law, Marie and Clarence Carpenter, and Carol and Eno Giacomini.

     He is survived by four daughters, Dawn Baker and Rick Haug of West St. Paul, Minn., Maureen (Hoover) Beeler of West St. Paul, Minn.,

Peggy Oberlander, and her husband, Edward, of Parker, Colo. and Norma Fournier, and her husband, Donald, of Champaign, Ill.; daughter-in-law, Lynn Hoover, of Brooklyn Park, Minn; four sons, David Baker and Angie Martz, of Hastings, Minn., Dwight Baker and his wife, Svetlana, of Sioux City, Iowa, Daryl Baker and

Jackie Rockingham, of Brookhaven, and Michael Hoover, of Hastings, Minn.; three sisters, Lois and Juan Ramirez, of Edinburg, Texas, Shirley Spietz, of Tacoma, Wash., and Elaine and James Sprecher, of Elko, Minn.; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren, two more on the way; one great-great-grandchild; many loving nieces and nephews; and his friends of Brookhaven.

     Services will be held on June 22, 2012, at the Cremation Society of Minnesota, 4343 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55409.

     Visitation will be from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m., with services will follow.

     Internment will take place at Fort Snelling National Cemetery with military honors. Luncheon will follow.

     Memorials preferred to the family.

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