Pearl P. (Eekhoff) Baker

Pearl Pauline Baker, 79, of Kanawha, passed away Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at the Kanawha Community Home.

Pauline, the daughter of Peter and Jennie (Siemens) Eekhoff, was born February 28, 1920, in Wellsburg, Iowa.  She attended school in the Wellsburg area and graduated from Steamboat Rock High School.  Following graduation, Pauline was employed for a short time at the Hardin County Treasurers Office.

Pauline was united in marriage with Anco Baker on March 26, 1941 at the home of her parents in Wellsburg.  The couple made their home on a farm southwest of Kanawha until 1992, when they moved into Kanawha.  Among Pauline’s many talents were writing, poetry, gardening, and sewing.  She loved music and enjoyed singing in a community choir and in other small groups.

Pauline was a member of the Wright Christian Reformed Church, and was active in many ladies organizations where she willingly served as head of various groups and committees.  Above all, Pauline was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

Survivors include her husband, Anco; six children: Donald Baker and his wife, Mim of Cedar Falls, Arnold Baker and his wife, Karen of Newaygo, Michigan, Duane Baker and his wife, Debbie of Chatsworth, Georgia, Norman Baker and his wife, Joyce of Denver, Colorado, Phyllis Nuehring and her husband, Marvin of Kanawha, Marvin Baker and his wife, Beverly of Janesville, Wisconsin; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Elizabeth Eekhoff of Wellsburg.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Edward.



Date: Saturday, September 25, 1999
Time: 1:30 pm
Where: Wright Christian Reformed Church
1730 130th Street, Kanawha, Iowa 50447
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