Doris Irene (Bue) Baker was born October 10, 1921 in Clarkfield, Minn., to Tillman and Jeanette (Droen) Bue. Her brother and only sibling, Tilfred, died at age 67 in 1993. Doris graduated from North High School in Minneapolis and met Burton Baker when she was in nurse’s training in Rochester. Their 68-year marriage began on September 25, 1948. They lived in Marshall, Windom, Granite Falls, Madison, Rochester and Minneapolis before retiring in Fountain, Minn., at Baker’s Acres farm. She was 95 years old when she died peacefully on February 12.
She is survived by her husband, Burton and three adult children: Susan, Joleen and Steven; six grandchildren: Ryan, Nathan, Robert, Katharine, Desirae and Steve, Jr.; and five (going on six) great-grandchildren: Zaydie, Abriana, Tyler, Skyler and Jack.
Doris especially enjoyed her family, church, needlepoint projects, gardening and baking exceptional chocolate chip cookies!