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Shirley A. M. Baker Dec. 27, 1935 - Oct. 20, 2008

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WILLMAR -- Shirley Ann Marilyn Baker, 72, of Willmar died Monday at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar with burial in Cloverleaf Cemetery.

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Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and continue one hour prior to the service.

She was born Dec. 27, 1935, in Willmar to Clarence and Martha (Ruter) Reigstad. She grew up in Willmar and attended Garfield Elementary School.

She married Arthur Baker on June 11, 1955, in Willmar. They lived in several communities throughout the U.S. Since 1963, they have lived in the Willmar and Atwater areas.

She worked for Kandi Works as a job coach for the past 25 years. She was active with the Willmar Gospel Hall.

She is survived by her husband; mother of Willmar; eight children: Rick (and Shelly) Baker of Willmar, Sheila Baker of Raymond, Dawn Skogstad of New London, Randy Baker of Spicer, Rob (and Jean) Baker of Spicer, Ross (and Joy) Baker of New London, Paul (and Danita) Baker of Belgrade, and Jason (and Andrea) Baker of Lincolnton, Ga.; 21 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; siblings: Diane (and John) Peterson of Pennock, Lila (and Alfred) Gregersen, Martin (and Karmen) Reigstad, Sandra Reigstad, Mary Jane (and John) Schafer, and Clair (and Paulette) Reigstad, all of Willmar.

She was preceded in death by her father; a brother and a granddaughter.

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