Chesterton Tribune

Marjorie A. Baker dies at 89

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Marjorie A. Baker, age 89 of Chesterton, passed away on Monday, August 18, 2008 in Valparaiso.

She was born July 11, 1919 in Hobart, the daughter of the late Roscoe and Dora (Zumbaugh) Sarber.

She was married on August 20, 1937 in Plymouth, to Alvin LeRoy Baker, who preceded her in death in 1985.

Marjorie is survived by a son, Barry L. Baker of Park Forest, Ill.; a daughter, Mona (Kevin) Case of Chesterton; a sister, Burl Flagg of Plymouth; and grandchildren, Amanda Baker of Wanatah, and Matthew Case of Chesterton.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles Sarber, and a sister, Violet Ludwig.

Marjorie was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Chesterton, where she was involved in the Mary Rachel Circle. She worked for John Meck Television in Culver, from 1945 to 1957 and was a former Den Mother for her sonís Cub Scout Troop. Marjorie was also a volunteer Parent-Teacher Aide for the Duneland Schools and participated in a fundraiser for cancer research and muscular dystrophy.

Funeral services, Pastor Cathy Allison officiating, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton. Interment will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Aug. 21, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the VNA Hospice of Porter County, 501 Marquette St., Valparaiso, IN 46383.



Posted 8/19/2008