Patricia A. Baker, 86, of Rock Island, died Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at UnityPoint Health - Trinity Rock Island after a short illness.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, November 4th at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Rock Island. Private inurnment will be at the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Visitation is 1 to 4 pm Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Memorial Christian Church, Moline.
Pat was born March 4, 1933 in Herington, Kansas, a daughter of Oscar and Loraine Kinnamon Derusseau. In 1952, she married Harold Baker in Herington, Kansas. He preceded her in death on January 6, 2012. Together they coached a Rock Island Girls Softball team to the 1976 Nationals in Idaho, which included their youngest daughter Marcy.
She is loving mother to Doreé (John) Shewell, Paula Struve, Brian (Lynn) Baker and Marcy (Dave Lacey) Burnett. She is grandmother to Mike Treimer, Sean Burnett, Brad Burnett, Tracy Shewell, Sam Baker, Grace Baker and the late Kimberly Ralston. She is great-grandmother to Marissa Treimer, Lydia Treimer and Ronni Ralston. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; infant daughter, Lee Ann; and granddaughter, Kim Ralston.
Pat was a devoted homemaker and member of Memorial Christian Church serving numerous groups who provided outreach to the community and MCC. Earlier in her life she was an active member of the Parent Teacher Association and served on the boards for Grant School, Franklin Junior High, and Rock Island High School. She is a Past President of the Rock Island-Milan PTA. She was passionate about sports and supported the Rock Island Rocks in football and basketball. She was an avid Bears and Cubs fan.
Her family would like to extend a special thank you to UnityPoint Health nurse Ashley and the rest of the care team for the loving care provided to our Mom during her final days.
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