Kathleen (Kathy) M. Baker


October 5, 1949 - April 27, 2009



Kathleen M. Baker was born October 5, 1949 at Mitchell, SD to Edward and Luella (Weber) Young.  She grew up at Mount Vernon where she attended school and graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1967.  She attended Dakota Wesleyan University and Northern State College where she graduated with a degree in teaching.  On August 11, 1972 she married Dean Baker.  She was active in all aspects of the family farm which Dean and she purchased in 1980.  She was employed by the Mount Vernon School system for thirty plus years, was a substitute mail carrier for the US Post Office, she was the director of the Mount Vernon After School Program and was a blood drive coordinator for United Blood Services.  She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, the Mount Vernon Alumni and the Mount Vernon American Legion Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband Dean Baker; her four children: Ryan Baker and wife, Rhonda of Mount Vernon, SD, Carisa Giblin and husband, Eric of Mount Vernon, SD, Aaron Baker of Mount Vernon, SD, Jesse Baker and wife, Angie of Kimball, SD; six grandchildren: Thomas, Maria, and Tanner Baker, Brynn Giblin, Luke Baker, Autumn Baker and was expecting a grandchild in June; one sister, Linda McMahan and husband, Tom of Buena Vista, CO and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Paul and Tom Young.



Thursday, April 30, 2009
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
St.Michael's Catholic Church
Scripture Service ~ 7:00 PM
Mount Vernon, South Dakota


Friday, May 1, 2009
10:00 AM
St. John's Catholic Church
209 East 3rd Street
Plankinton, South Dakota


Mount Vernon Cemetery
Mount Vernon, South Dakota

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Posted by Komolafe on October 7, 2012
Thanks for all your hard work, I've ran the trail several times while viisting Mt. Vernon. Fantastic work you've done! It's a beautiful area and plan to go there everytime were in town. Looking forward to running the new areas you've been working on. ( I like it because my son is helping build it , way to go Billy)L. Cunningham
Posted by Heather Harmon on May 6, 2009
I am so saddened to hear of the death of Kathy. She was so enthusiastic - especially about her teaching. She will be greatly missed.
Posted by Dave and Judy (Puetz) McCarthy on May 1, 2009
Our deepest sympathy to you all. Kathy was a super person, a joy to all whose life she touched, and a shining example to follow. She will be missed by all who knew her. May you find comfort in all the good times you shared and in the memory of her smile.
Posted by Gary & Kathy Jensen & Family Battle Ground, WA on May 1, 2009
Jessie, Angie, Autumn and the Baker Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. Take care of one another, we love you.
Posted by Clinton Wermers & Family on April 30, 2009
Baker & Young Family,

We're sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. She was a kind, caring, wonderful person. She'll be missed. We'll be thinking of you all. Cherish the memories for we are all lucky for having someone so special bless our lives.

With all our sympathy.
Posted by Bonnie Anderson Bueber on April 30, 2009

Sorry for your loss -Kathy was always a fun person. Remember all our good times at the Mitchell National Bank. You all are in my thougts and prayers. God Bless!

Posted by Dena(Walz)Grotewold on April 30, 2009
Dean & family,

You are all in my thoughts & prayers.
Posted by Buster & Nancy Peterson on April 30, 2009
Our deepest sympathy to Dean and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Milton & Lovella Schrader on April 30, 2009
We extend our sympathy to the Kathleen Baker families.
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Posted by Dustin and Tammy Walz and family on April 30, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.
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