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Duane Baker


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Duane D. "Doozer" Baker, 55

St. Cloud

Jan. 12, 1959 - Jan. 13, 2014

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 16th at 7:30 PM at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in St. Cloud for Duane D. "Doozer" Baker, age 55, who died on Monday at the St. Cloud Hospital after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. Friends and relatives may call from 4:00 - 8:00 PM on Thursday at the Funeral Home in St. Cloud.

Duane was born on January 12, 1959 in St. Cloud to William and Marion (Nielsen) Baker. He worked as a machine builder at several local businesses and most recently as a maintenance technician at Pace Industries in Maple Lake. He also did some professional painting. Duane enjoyed being outdoors, particularly fishing. He also enjoyed do it yourself projects of all kinds, watching sports, especially Gopher's basketball and Vikings football. He was a perfectionist who took great pride in his work. Duane was a wonderful person who will be remembered for his great sense of humor, tender heart, and giving everyone a nickname.

He is survived by his mother, Marion; best friend and love of his life, Jeanie Lydeen of St. Cloud; her children, Amanda (Dave) Leaf of Buffalo, Ryan (Catherine) Lydeen of Watkins, Tyler (Kristen) Lydeen of St. Cloud; grandchildren, Noah, Ella, Savannah, Steven, Ronald, Lillian, Nolan, Hailey, and Dominic; brothers, Jim (Mary) Baker of Grand Rapids, Mike (Michelle) Baker of Sauk Rapids, Roger (Becky Crohn) Baker of St. Cloud; nieces, Amy, Katie, Jackie, Abby, Hannah; nephew, Joe; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Baker.

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Published in the St. Cloud Times on Jan. 14, 2014
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