Norma Jean Baker, 82, passed away peacefully Sunday, September 13, 2020 in CHP Hospice Care, Defiance, Ohio. She was born on November 3, 1937 in Findlay, Ohio to Harry and Mable Uhlenhaker Preston. She was a graduate of Cory Rawson High School. On October 22, 1960, she married David A. Baker, Sr. who preceded her in death on April 1, 2019.
Norma is survived by her daughter, Christina “Tina” McQuillin (Rodney) Imbrock, sons, Joseph (Cindy) Baker and David A. Baker, Jr. (Sharie Hurst). Also surviving are her grandchildren, Crystal (Justin) Lantz, Danielle McQuillin, Jeffry McQuillin, Rebecka “Becka” Baker, Amanda Baker and Mariah Baker, 2 great-grandchildren, Luca and Braxton Lantz, sisters-in-law, Shirley Bialecki, Janet (Bob) Savage and Donna (Dan) Gravance, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her siblings, Fred Preston, Elsie Williamson, Aldyth Preston, Beatrice Stevens, Edith Snyder, Ruth Augsburger, Paul Preston, Harry Preston, Daniel Preston and Rosemary Ferguson. She was also preceded in death by her grandson, Brett Baker.
Norma worked at Globe Weis and Wauseon Mfg. in her early years. She was a housekeeper for many years in the Pettisville and Wauseon areas with her greatest job being a homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother.
She was a member of Winameg Christian Church before moving to Florida, then attended the Redemption Christian Church for 16 years in Inverness. Upon her return to Ohio, she joined True North Church in Wauseon.
Norma enjoyed camping and fishing with her family on Lake Erie and Harrison Lake. In her free time she liked watching baseball. Even though an avid fan of the Cleveland Indians and Tampa Bay Rays, she enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren play the most. She enjoyed baking, shopping, finding different restaurants and road trips. Norma was a blessing to everyone she met. She will always be remembered for her incredible faith, kindness, positivity, spunk, sassiness, selfless acts, caring personality, strength, forgiving heart, stubbornness (in the best way) but most of all her loving spirit. She has now received her wings and will always be our guardian angel.
Visitation for Norma will be private. Graveside Services will be Saturday, September 19, 2020 in Winameg Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. Due to health concerns with Covid-19, masks are required and social distancing will be encouraged.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to True North Church in Wauseon or Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.grisierfh.com. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon has been entrusted with arrangements.
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