Laurel Ann Baker

Nov 17, 1946 - Jul 27, 2022

Laurel Ann Baker

November 17, 1946 - July 27, 2022


Laurel A. Baker, 75, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Wednesday evening, July 27, 2022.

A public visitation celebrating her life will be held on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, from 4 to 7 P.M. at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. A private funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2022, at East Iron Hill Community Church, rural Maquoketa, with private burial in the church cemetery.

Laurel Ann Miller was born on November 17, 1946 in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Elmer and Grace (Sagers) Miller. She attended East Iron Hill country school and then graduated from Maquoketa High School. She married Milo Baker Jr. on June 1, 1963 at Salem Lutheran Church in Spragueville, Iowa. Three children were born to this union, Mike, Jeff and Beth.

Laurel had been a farm wife all her married life and had also worked outside the home for 23 years as a secretary for Innovative Ag Services in Andrew, Iowa. In retirement, she babysat her great grandbabies.

Laurel was an active member of the East Iron Hill Community Church, serving as past president of the church board of directors. She also had served as the East Iron Hill Cemetery Association president and sexton for several years.

Laurel loved babies and enjoyed taking care of them! She cherished her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also loved to cook for her family and gather them together, as well as listen to music, dancing and singing.

Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Milo Baker Jr. of Maquoketa, IA; children, Mike (Darla) Baker of Maquoketa, IA, Jeff (Sherry) Baker of Maquoketa, IA, and Beth (Scott) Sterk of Sterling, IL; brother David (Janet) Miller of Maquoketa, IA; 7 grandchildren, Brandi (Ryan) Duhme, Josh (Ali) Baker, Jeffrey (Kendra) Baker, Brianna (Billy) Kirk, Jayden (Tori) Baker, Anthony (Jane) Sterk and Makenzie (Kyle) Brinning; and 10 great-grandchildren whom she loves "Forever and A Day", Nolan, Peyton, Vinny, Jackson, Milo, Sawyer, William, Addi, Bonnie and Hayes, and one on the way. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Calvin and Donald, and a sister Marilyn Dietz.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be directed to Hospice of Jackson County or the East Iron Hill Community Church.

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Wed, Aug 3, 2022 at 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Carson Celebration of Life Center

318 West Pleasant Street
Maquoketa, Iowa 52060

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Private Funeral
Thu, Aug 4, 2022
East Iron Hill Community Church

11755 150th Street
Maquoketa, Iowa 52060

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