Marjorie L. Baker

Friday, June 18, 2010

Marjorie L. Baker, age 83, of Marshalltown, and formerly of Sioux Rapids, died Friday, June 11, 2010 at Grandview Heights Rehab and Health Care Center in Marshalltown.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at the First Lutheran Church in Sioux Rapids. Burial was in the Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids was in charge of the arrangements. Those wishing to send on-line condolences to the family may do so via:

Marjorie Lois "Marge" Hanson, the daughter of Lewis and Martha (Davidinson) Hanson, was born in Blooming Prairie, Minn. on July 3, 1926. She attended Sioux Rapids High School through the 11th grade.

On Nov. 19, 1947, Marge was united in marriage to Herman Baker in Vermillion, S.D. They were blessed with a daughter, Lynda. They made their homes in Colorado, later moving to Terril, and Sioux Rapids. Marge moved to Marshalltown in 1991.

Over the years, Marge worked as a waitress and as a custodian at Terril with Herman. She earned her CNA certification and worked as a CNA in Sioux Rapids, retiring in 1991.

Her many hobbies included fishing, gardening, cooking, baking pies, crocheting and being outdoors. Marge cherished her family and was especially comforted by the move to Marshalltown to be closer to her daughter.

Those left to cherish Marge's memory are her daughter, Lynda Hauser of Marshalltown; three grandchildren: Lucas (Saren) Hauser of Melbourne; Lance Hauser of Marshalltown; Lacey Hauser of Marshalltown; one great grandchild, Lane Hauser of Melbourne; five siblings: Gerald (Iris) Hanson of Spencer; Donna (Bill) Frederick of Webb; Betty Anderson of Hubbard; Marcia (Clark) Jensen of Ankeny; Miriam Ingram of Columbus, Neb.; extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herman on July 21, 1984; son-in-law, Larry Hauser; brothers-in-law: Myron Anderson and Ike Ingram; and a daughter in infancy.