LELAND – Bonita L. Baker, 71, of Leland, Ill., passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family.|
Born Dec. 9, 1942, in Aurora, the daughter of Meryl and Lois (Chapman) Jacobson, she married Chauncey A. Baker on Oct. 23, 1965, in Hinckley.
Bonita was a member of United Methodist Church of Leland. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and watching professional bull riding. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Chauncey of Leland; three daughters, Stefanie Lynn (Ronald) Zimmerman of Malta, Kimberly Anne (Don) Halverson of DeKalb and Dawn Renee (Martin Scheidecker) Baker of DeKalb; one son, Charles Lewis Baker of Leland; seven grandchildren, Jenna, Jaclyn, Renae, Ross, Alexx, Elena and Ethan; one sister, Marcene (Ray) Rothlisberger of Battle Creek, Mich.; two brothers, Dene (Margot) Jacobson of Round Rock, Texas, and Brian (Cathey) Jacobson of Santa Barbara, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 24, at United Methodist Church in Leland with Pastor Jodeen Immer and Pastor Alka Lyle officiating. Burial will follow at Leland Cemetery in Leland. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at Turner-Eighner Funeral Home in Somonauk.
Memorials can be directed to Kishwaukee Cancer Care Center.
Arrangements by Turner-Eighner Funeral Home, 13160 W. Route 34, Somonauk, IL 60552. For more information or to sign the online guest book, visit www.EighnerFuneralHomes.com; 815-498-2363.
Published in Daily Chronicle on Mar. 22, 2014