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BONNIE L. BAKER, 85, of Decatur, Ind., passed away on the morning of Ascension Sunday, Mother's Day, May 13, 2018, at her residence surrounded by her family. Born July 20, 1932, in Allen County, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Leslie J. and Alwilda V. (Urbine) Pranger. On Aug. 23, 1952, she married Eugene C. "Pud" Baker and after 54 loving years together, he preceded her in death on June 27, 2007. Bonnie was a parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and a member of its Rosary Society. She was a 1950 graduate of Central Catholic High School in Fort Wayne. She was a homemaker and spent most of her life taking care of her family. She also was the bookkeeper for 30 years for her husband's business: E.C. "Pud" Baker Painting & Decorating, Inc. Bonnie lived her life in a simple way. The most important matters in her life were her Catholic Faith and her love for her family. She was a wonderful wife, mom and grandma. She was a great example of how to live and what is important in life. She is survived by her four sons, Tim (Kathy) Baker, Terry (Nancy) Baker, Ted (Debbie) Baker and Tony (Holly) Baker, all of Decatur; three daughters, Lynn (Mark) Fruchte of Decatur, Jan (Todd) Dawson of Leesburg and Sheri (Kye) Hofman of Haubstadt; three brothers, Joe (Anne) Pranger, Mike (Jenny) Pranger and John (Pam) Pranger; two sisters, Shirley (Gene) Dirig and Pat (Larry) Parker; 28 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren on the way. A Prayer service is 9:15 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Haggard - Sefton- Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2018, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. Father David Ruppert officiating. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2018, at the funeral home, with reciting of the Holy Rosary at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018, for family and friends. Burial in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic School Endowment Fund through A.C.C.F., Masses, or to Family Life Care-Hospice. To sign the guestbook, visit
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on May 15, 2018