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DonnaMarie Bertha Baker

December 30, 1946 ~ October 26, 2017 (age 70)

The Piano Brothers

DonnaMarie B. Baker, age 70, of Holstein, passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Holstein.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 04, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the United Methodist Church of Holstein with the Rev. Doresa K. Collogan officiating.  Burial will be at the Morgan Township Cemetery of Schleswig.  A visitation will be held on Friday, November 03, 2017 from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Holstein. 

Donna Marie B. Baker was born December 30, 1946 to Ella C. (Wellendorf) and Earl A. Schelldorf.  She graduated from Schleswig High School.

Donna Marie was united in marriage to Thomas Ervel Baker on November 4, 1973.  To this union one daughter, Ann was born on May 21, 1977.  They were members of the United Methodist Church of Holstein.

Donna Marie worked with her mother at the café her family owned in Schleswig, then worked at Dan’s Den and the Blue Eagle in Holstein.  She owned and operated the Schnapps Haus from 1975-1980.  Donna Marie also worked as a bookkeeper in Ida Grove and most recently retired as “Taxi Donna” from the city of Holstein, where she drove many people in need including providing a safe way for the young children of town to travel to and from preschool.  She was very proud of her town and community. 

In her younger years, Donna Marie was an avid bowler and enjoyed dancing, hunting and fishing with her husband.  The couple also enjoyed going to card club.  She loved her family and was very active in her grandchildren’s lives.

She is survived by her daughter, Ann Baker of Marathon, IA; grandchildren, Angelica Baker (Dylan Larsen) of Holstein, and Neva, Gabriella and Karnita Villarreal of Marathon, IA.  She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Donna (James) Lewallen of Cherokee and Diane Baker of Yankton, SD; nephews, James Lewallen, Justin (Ann) Nelson, Jarod Nelson and nieces, Jennifer (Jeff) Rohlwing, Christin Nelson and Emily Nelson and many great nieces and nephews.

Donna Marie was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents and husband, Thomas Baker.


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