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Dorothy Baker

Dec. 11, 1925-Oct. 10, 2008

Dorothy M. Baker, 82, of Callaway, died Friday, October 10, 2008 at Viking Manor Nursing Home in Ulen.

Dorothy Mae Daniel was born to Joseph and Rose (Kiffmeyer) Daniel on Dec. 11, 1925 in Ray, N.D. She was raised and educated in Ray, graduating from Ray High School in 1943. After school she worked in the ammunition dump in Bremerton, Wash., during World War II. She returned to North Dakota and married Floyd Olson on June 12, 1945. Floyd died September 17, 1951.

Dorothy married John C. Baker on Jan. 19, 1953. They farmed near Frazee for a short time, until moving to Twin Haven Mink Ranch. They later moved to Babbitt, Minn., where John worked in the mines. They relocated to their farm in Callaway, and Dorothy worked at Erie 34 Club in Detroit Lakes before opening Lakes Upholstery Shop of Detroit Lakes. After many years at the shop, Dorothy semi-retired and began J&B Dairy with her son Bob and his wife Sue, and later Ma & Pa's Roadside Market with her daughter Cheryl and her husband Larry. Dorothy and John started a shuttle service to the Shooting Star Casino in their later years.

In her spare time Dorothy enjoyed crafting, sewing and crossword puzzles but most importantly, spending time with her children and their families.

Dorothy will be remembered and missed by her children, Kathy (Chuck) Sjostrom of Fargo, ND, Bob (Sue) Baker of Callaway and Cheryl (Larry) Hoban of Ogema; as well as 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; two brothers, Cecil Daniel of Williston, N.D., and Francis Daniel of St. Paul; as well as one sister, Sara Barstad of Tioga, N.D.

Preceding her in death were her parents; first husband, Floyd Olson; second husband, John Baker; granddaughter, Virginia Marie Baker; three brothers, Roman, Art and Edmund Daniel; and one sister, Martha Daniel.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 13, at the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, and again from 6-8 p.m. Monday at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in White Earth, with a 7 p.m. prayer service. Friends may also call for one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.

A mass of Christian burial is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in White Earth.

The David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes is assisting the family with arrangements.