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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Patricia Heining Osborne Baker, of Golden Valley, MN and Tavares, FL on December 12, 2023.

Pat was born on August 18, 1940 in Land O Lakes, WI. She met her first husband Gene, while working at the Black Angus and they married in 1971. They had their first and only daughter, Heather, who became the center of their lives. Wanting to be a stay at home mom, she started a daycare in their home. Many children, and later their children, were blessed to be cared for, loved, and raised by Pat.

She will be fondly remembered by her generosity, kindness, and passion and love of cooking and baking. Every Monday night was ‘Family Night’ at the Osbornes.  They were filled with family and friends, and all were welcome to share a delicious meal served with love, laughter, and great stories.

In 1999 after the passing of Gene, she moved to Tavares, FL and later married Ralph Baker. She continued to serve all of her friends and neighbors, including anyone working in the neighborhood, delivering homemade bread and baked goods.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Ruby Heining, husbands Eugene Osborne and Ralph Baker, and only one month prior to her passing, granddaughter Carly Martin.

She is survived by her daughter, Heather (Guy) Martin, granddaughter, Cassie, grandson, Dana (Elizabeth) Barat, brother, William (Bonnie) Heining, sisters, Judy (Sonny) Skroch and Jeanne Harris.

A celebration of life will be held on June 15. For more information on time and location, please email

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