Josephine V. Baker, age 95, of Spring Valley, MN passed away June 27, 2019 at Spring Valley Senior Living. She was born September 03, 1923 in Chatfield, MN to Elmer and Mabel (Gordon) Sutherland. She attended school through the 8th grade in Chatfield and Wykoff. On March 16, 1940 she was united in marriage to Dewey Gerald Baker at the Methodist Church in Wykoff and to this union five children were born; Eugene, Nevin, Frances, Shelley and Roger. Josephine was a farm wife and also worked at a café in Spring Valley, as a maid at the 5th Ave Hotel in Rochester and hoed beans for Libby’s, later she worked at Waters-Conley and Lake Center in Stewartville. Josephine enjoyed sewing and quilting, gardening, listening to music especially polkas and waltzes, putting puzzles together, going on rides and an occasional trip to the casino.
She is survived by four children; Nevin (Judy) Baker of Jacksonville, FL, Frances (Tom) Lawson and Shelley Baker both of Spring Valley and Roger (Cindy) Baker of Albuquerque, NM, 7 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren she is also survived by a brother-in-law Melvin Eickhoff of Spring Valley. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 2003, 1 son Eugene, 3 grandsons, 9 sisters and 2 brothers.
Private family services will be held at a later date, burial will be at the Spring Valley Cemetery.
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