Barbara Laverne Baker, Gunder, Iowa, July 8, 2020

Barbara Laverne Baker, 82, of Gunder, Iowa died Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at St. Mary Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. She was born January, 5, 1938 to John and Alberta (Koester) Jarm in Chicago, Illinois.  Barbara grew up in Des Plaines, Illinois. She earned her Associates Degree in Biology.

Barbara was united in marriage with Thomas Baker on August 18, 1956 at St. Stephens Catholic Church in Des Plaines, Illinois. Three children were born to this union.

Barbara Baker is survived by her three children, Kathleen (Kenneth) Butzen of Minong, Wisconsin, Mark (Nora Short) Baker of Dayton, Minnesota and Michael (Stephanie) Baker of Trophy Club, Texas; five grandchildren, Nicole Fisher (Mitch), Matthew (Bethany) Butzen, Lauren Reagan (Scott), Robbie Slay and Stephanie Baker (Jake Miller); and seven great-grandchildren.

Preceding Barbara in death were her son, Keith Baker; parents, John and Alberta Jarm.

A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Marion Lutheran Cemetery in Gunder, Iowa.

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Monona, Iowa is assisting the family with arrangements.

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