In Memory of

Dennis D. Baker

October 21, 1938 - July 23, 2011
Dennis D. Baker, the son of Ronald 'Pat' and Lois (Coppersmith) Baker, was born October 21, 1938, in Huron, SD. His childhood years were spent in Huron where he attended school and graduated from Huron High School. After receiving his education Dennis served with the U.S. Army for two years while being stationed in Germany. Following his honorable discharge from the military, Dennis worked in Huron as a salesman. On October 12, 1974, Dennis was united in marriage to Peggy Mouw in Orange City, IA. Dennis' career in sales led him to several communities over the years. In 1989, he relocated to Cherokee, IA where he was employed with Capper's Readers Service. It is there that he was united in marriage to Deb Peters on March 16, 1991. Dennis enjoyed boating, golf, playing cribbage, watching the Nebraska Cornhuskers, and coin collecting. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially his grandchildren and step-grandchildren. On July 23, 2011, Dennis passed away at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center at the age of 72. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ronald and Lois Baker; one brother, Mike Baker; and one brother-in-law, Glen Boscaljon. He is survived by his wife, Deb Baker of Cherokee, IA; three children: Eric Baker and his fiance, Mindy Kinnear of Ponca, NE, Lauren (Randall) Shear of Cherokee, IA, and Sandy (Terry) McGovern of Grand Junction, CO; three step-daughters: Caty (Tracy) Hoeppner of Cherokee, IA, Chelly Strahmann of Cherokee, IA, and Carrie (Todd) Crum of Cherokee, IA; one sister, Marlene Boscaljon of Sioux Falls, SD; seven grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; father-in-law, Vern Peters of Manson, IA; as well as several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
Memorial funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Rev. Delmar Carlson
Visitation will begin one hour prior to the visistation at the funeral home.
Oak Hill Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa


Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Whoa, whoa, get out the way with that good infromaiton.”
- Ella
Monday, August 1, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Kathleen (Hillman) Frye
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“sorry to hear of your loss ”
- Rick W Moreland
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry to hear of Dennis's death, he will be missed, I enjoyed card playing with him and the friendly conversation. May you find comfort in the support and thoughts and prayers of family and friends.”
- Joann
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“My heart and prayers go out to all of Dennis's family. We can only be happy that he is no longer suffering and is peace with the lord.”
- Janet E Dave
Monday, July 25, 2011 at 12:00 AM
Monday, July 25, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Carrie, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time! Take Care, Your Hy-Vee Family”
- Mandy Hirschman
Monday, July 25, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Deb and family, Lauren and family and Eric and family. What a glorious celebration Dennis is having with Our Mom and Dad also Mike and Glen I am a little envious of him to be able to be with them again, They will just have to wait and have another Celebration when God calls me home. Dennis will be missed so much. It seems the years just went to fast. I'm so happy I was able to be with him and to tell him I loved him and God loved him and also told him Good by. He will live in your hearts and mine forever and he will be looking over all of you . You will sense him in the smell of the spring flowers hear him whisper to you in the wind. He will be the bright star in the sky as you look up at night. That little tap on your shoulder will be him telling you he is ok . He will want you to be happy and live your life to the fullest and then someday he will be there to meet you.Love and prayers to you all. God is good and he loves you .”
- Marlene E Boscaljon
Monday, July 25, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“I'm so sorry for your loss. I remember all the good times we had when all of us were together at Marlene's house...and the most recent memory, when I fed him beef stew when he was really wanting ribs. Thank goodness for memories. He left too soon.”
- Grace E. Baker
Monday, July 25, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Denny will be missed. I will always remember my uncle as a fun loving soul, the card tricks, the stunts he played on us as kids, his great sense of humor and his hearty laugh.

Rest in Peace ”
- Ron Boscaljon
Monday, July 25, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“I would like to pass along my deepest sympathies to Dennis's family and friends. Sorry for your loss and a big ty to Lauren for keeping me posted on how he was doing. I will miss him deeply he was a very good friend to me and always willing to lend an ear when i needed someone to talk to and not pass judgement.”
- Jennifer Spence
Sunday, July 24, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry to hear about the passing of den, he was always a fun time when playing cards. He will be missed by many”
- jim molnau
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