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Janet Lee “Jan” Baker, age 71, of Dayton, MN passed away on April 27, 2023.

She was born on May 19, 1951 in Minneapolis, MN the daughter of Gordon and Vernetta Zimmerman.  Janet was baptized in June 10, 1951.  She was instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith at Salem Lutheran Church on April 11, 1965.

Jan graduated from Buffalo High School in 1969.  On April 26, 1975 Janet Zimmerman and Dennis Baker were united in marriage at Salem Lutheran Church.  God blessed their marriage with two children, Kristi and Shane.

Janet was a lifelong, faithful member of Salem Lutheran Church.  She enjoyed traveling, gardening, baking and spending time with family and friends.

Survived by her loving husband, Dennis Baker; children Kristi (Steve) Wenzel and Shane (Jill) Baker; grandchildren Alyssa, Wyatt and Luke; siblings Randy (Cindy) Zimmerman, Thomas W. Zimmerman, Tim Zimmerman and Sheri (Doug) McCallum.

Preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services for Janet will be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Salem Lutheran Church in Greenfield.  Pastor Paul Schuler will officiate.  Interment will follow at Salem Lutheran Cemetery.

Visitation will take place two hours prior to the funeral service at the church

The Peterson Chapel, St. Michael/Albertville Funeral Home assisted the family with funeral arrangements.

5 Guestbook Entries

  1. Richard and Darlene Schmid

    Dennis and family

    we are so sorry for your loss. you are in our thoughts and prayers

  2. Kevin and Laura Holen

    Kevin and I are so very sorry for the loss of your sister. May God’s peace be with you.

  3. Debby Estlund

    I met Janet at the Osseo Class of ‘66 lunches. She was always friendly and nice to talk to. Thinking of your family today, and hoping your memories are a blessing and comfort.

  4. Tom Faust

    Dr . Z the Faust family sends you our deepest sympathy and condolences. Wish we could have gotten together before she went to the lord. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Stafford Crossman and Family

    Tom, we are so sorry for the loss of your dear sister. Our deepest condolences to you and the Zimmerman family. We are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. May the fond memories held deep within your hearts, help to soothe you.


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