In Memory of

Ardis Kate Baker

September 7, 1930 - November 1, 2011
Ardis Kate Baker, the daughter of Peter and Teresa (Ortner) Wolterman, was born September 7, 1930, in Danbury, IA. It is there that she received her education and graduated from Danbury St. Patrick's High School. On September 1, 1951 Ardis was united in marriage to Willard Baker in Danbury. To this union 9 children were born. Following their marriage they farmed until 1970. Ardis also worked outside the home at Aalfs and Country Side Estates until her retirement. Ardis had a very active retirement belonging to the Legion Auxillary, playing card and drinking coffee with friends, and ballroom dancing. Most of all, Ardis enjoyed being around her family and friends. On November 1, 2011, Ardis passed away at the Happy Siesta Nursing Home in Remsen, IA at the age of 81. She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter J. and Teresa Wolterman; one brother, Marcellus Wolterman; sisters: Ethel Kohler, Leota Schreiber, Vera Peterson, and Lois Uhl; one daughter, Sandra Baker, and her husband, Willard Baker in 1994. She is survived by her children: Patsy and Steve Reinert of Cherokee, IA, Mike Baker and Diana Fetty of South Point, OH, Maureen Glassmaker and Todd Neustrom of Larrabee, IA, Candice and Howard Yardley of Riverside, CA, Rhonda and Dan Gates of Marcus, IA, Judy and Terry Klein of Sheldon, IA, Billie Baker of Cambridge, MN, and Matt and Sarah Baker of Cincinnati, OH; sisters: Kathleen Kinsella of Estherville, IA and Kay Ehrhorn of Chicago, IL; one brother, Peter and Lois Wolterman of Danbury; 27 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; as well as other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, November 5, 2011 at the Immaculate Conception Gym.
Father Armand Bertrand
Thad Reinert Tim Reinert Ted Reinert Terry Reinert Nick Glassmaker Jake Glassmaker Travis Glassmaker Derek Lucas Anthony Lucas Hunter Lucas Morgan O'brien HONORARY BEARERS Sande Brosonski Sonya Miller Tonya Streck Melanie Lucas ShannonYardley Corinne Baker Stella Baker Saffron O'brien
Visitation will begin at noon on Friday with the family present from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Friday night at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Ther will be a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home.
Arlington Township Cemetery Moville, Iowa


Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Your Mom was a special lady. We felt like she was a part of our family too. She would always sit with Dad & Mom at church in Quimby and if one of them wasn't there she would always ask to see what was going on with them. We would sit behind her at church and we would visit about her family and ours and catch up on what had happened during the week or else she would let us know if she wasn't going to be in church so we wouldn't worry about her. She was a very caring person and will be missed. So sorry to hear of her passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Take care.”
- Glen & Bev Woltman
Friday, November 4, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Ardie will always be remembered by me with a smile on her face. I don't remember seeing her any other way. Our sympathy to you all on your loss.”
- Fanchon Dirksen
Friday, November 4, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Donna and Kevin Sundene and family”
- Donna Sundene
Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss. May 'the God of all comfort' (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) comfort and soothe your heart. His promises, found in the Holy Scriptures, can offer much hope. It assures us at John 5:28,29 that our loved ones will be remembered and brought back to life in the resurrection. Please allow God's Word to strengthen you and help you to endure this most difficult time.
Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“God Bless all of you as you celebrate Ardy's precious life and recall your unforgettable memories. Ardy's spontaneous and beautiful smile will be what I remember most. Although miles prevent being there in person, our love and prayers are with each of you. Marjie and Ina Baker”
- Marjorie A. Baker
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“so sorry about the passing of youre mom, grandmother, my thoughts and prayers are with ya'll. my deepest sympathy.”
- lora jenkins ( mc murrin)
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“My heart goes out to the entire Baker Clan in your time of need. If the link below doesn't work, listen to 'Somebody's Hero' by Jamie O'Neal Thinking and Praying for you.”
- Christine M Lovins
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Matt & Family,
So sorry to hear of your loss.
Kathy Listo & Family”
- Kathy Listo
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Heaven has gained a lovely new soul. It was a privilege to get to know your mom at the nursing home. My sympathy to all the family.”
- Kathy Frederes
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“We are so sad to here about Aunt Ardis. Rhett tells me when he was young he remembers how she lit up a room and she always made you feel good when you were around her. Once I came into the family, she and I spoke several times, she was a very nice person. I was thinking today about the Christmas card we exchanged every year. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. ”
- Rhett and Delores Baker
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“My prayers and sympathies to the Baker Family! Ardy was such a neat lady! Always looked forward to seeing her in church at Quimby! ”
- Tina L. Woltman
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