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Carroll N. Baker Sept. 24, 1934 - June 29, 2017

July 2, 2017
Estherville News

Funeral services for Carroll N. Baker, 82, of Dickens, will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at the Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville with Pastor Joel Jorgenson officiating. Interment will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 6 at Superior Township Cemetery, Superior. Carroll passed away at the Spencer Municipal Hospital on June 29, 2017.

Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

Carroll Nelson Baker was born on Sept. 24, 1934 in Winterset, Iowa, to Snowden and Blanche (Smith) Baker. At a young age the family moved to the Northwest Iowa and Southwest Minnesota areas and Carroll attended country schools in the area. He was involved in Future Farmers of America, while in school.

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After school Carroll joined the Iowa National Guard, serving for three years, earning the Marksman Sharp Shooter Award. On June 30, 1957, Carroll was united in marriage to Maude Jones in Estherville. The couple was excited to be celebrating 60 years of marriage this year. Carroll was a die caster in Milford for 29 years. He also farmed and helped build grain bins. Carroll loved to be outside hunting, he would even carve his own duck decoys. He was an avid craftsman; making many craft items, refinishing older cars, making guns and many other things with his hands. Carroll was a member of the Pentecostal Church.

Carroll is survived by his wife Maude of Dickens, his children: Rocklyn Baker, Timothy Baker, Rhonda Bristow and her husband Brian, Pamela Anderson, Randy Baker, Cameron Baker, and Heath Baker and his wife Janelle; 19 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Robert Gailen Baker of Darby, Mont.

Carroll is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Richard and Phillip, and sister Marvel Houge.

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