Marilyn Jean (Vogel) Dirr Baker Keeterle age 90, of Holgate, died late Monday night, August 24, 2020 at the Defiance In-patient Hospice Center.
Her Legacy… She was born in Defiance on April 28, 1930 to Frank W. and Wilma E. (Dirr) Vogel and in 1939 adopted by George C. and Fannie Dirr. She graduated from Defiance High School in 1948. On July 2, 1949 she married Lester E. Baker and he died November 20, 1971. On September 5, 1981 she married John F. Keeterle and he died February 23, 2015. Marilyn was a homemaker and member of St. John Lutheran Church, Holgate. She sang in the choir, was in the Ladies Aid and Women’s Missionary. She enjoyed gardening and working out at the YMCA.
Her Family… She is survived by her children: Linda E. (Gary) Henschen, Gaylord, MI, Daniel K. (Barb) Baker, Beavercreek, OH, Randall O. (Carol) Baker, Holgate, Thomas L. (Cynthia) Baker, Holgate; grandchildren: Paul Baker, Jonathon Baker, Aaron Baker, Peter Baker, Andrea Baker, Jenilee Brenneman, Joshua Baker, Jaclyn Dunlap and Joseph Baker. She was preceded in death by her sons: Ronald L. Baker and James A. Baker; and a granddaughter Ashlee Baker.
Her Farewell Services… Friends will be received in St. John Lutheran Church, 501 N. Wilhelm Street, Holgate on Friday, August 28, 2020 from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. The celebration of Marilyn’s life will be at 1:00 pm with Reverend Theodore Rellstab officiating. Due to health concerns; a mask is required, social distancing is encouraged and the number of visitors will be regulated at any given time for admittance into the church. Burial will follow in St. Stephen’s Lutheran Cemetery, Defiance. Contributions in Marilyn’s memory can be made to St. John Lutheran Church, Defiance In-patient Hospice Center or Vancrest of Holgate.
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