BERNICE "BUNNY" BAKERBernice A. "Bunny" Baker, 87, of Cloquet, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, in Solvay Hospice House in Duluth.
BERNICE "BUNNY" BAKER
Bernice A. "Bunny" Baker, 87, of Cloquet, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, in Solvay Hospice House in Duluth.
Bernice was born in Wrenshall, the daughter of Bill and Lillian Gault. She married Eugene Baker in Duluth Sept. 23, 1944. She had been employed as a cook and served as the union steward at Carlton Nursing Home. She was extremely active in her community where she served on the Board of Cloquet Senior Center, a member of the Carlton VFW Ladies Auxiliary, an advocate for Nopeming Nursing Home, a member and served as secretary of Pi-Nur-Ho volunteers and was a respite care volunteer. Bernice was a long-time and former member of Augustana Lutheran Church and currently a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Cloquet and was a member of the Evangelism Team, that delivered pies to visitors of the church, and the Rebecca Circle.
Bernice enjoyed bowling, painting and playing cribbage. For a number of years, Bernice sponsored a child, Frankz Perdomo, from Honduras through Child Development Center.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Eugene; grandson Jay Feltes; and siblings Marionette Gault, Lloyd Gault, Clarence Gault, Agnes Schneider and LeRoy Gault.
Bernice is survived by her sons, Dale (Judy) of Duluth, Robert (Sharon) of Gunflint Trail and Curtis of Superior; daughters Carolyn (Gary) Fredrickson of Esko, Shirley (Arlen) Shanblott of Lino Lakes, Minn., Lois (Steven) Nynas of Esko, Terry (Michael) Line of Barnum and Lori (Raymond) Feltes of Savage, Minn.; 21 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many friends.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Solvay Hospice House for their tender care given to Bernice and to them; Pastor Dennis Morreim and Pastor Rollie Bockbrader for their kindness and spiritual support; Dr. Stephan Carlson for his compassionate care; and to Wally Jorgensen for tutoring Bernice, enabling her to graduate from high school in 2004 at the age of 78.
VISITATION: 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service, Tuesday, Aug. 13, in Atkins-Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th St., Cloquet, followed by a luncheon in the Fireside Room of the funeral home.
Bernice generously donated her body to the University of Minnesota Anatomical Bequest Program. Burial will be at a later date in Hillside Cemetery, Carlton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer's Foundation.
To leave an online tribute, see www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com
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