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Denise M. Baker

Denise M. Baker, 46, of St. Libory, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Libory's Catholic Church in St. Libory. The Revs. Mike McDermott and Sidney Bruggeman will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church, with a 7 p.m. vigil service, with the Rev. Ray Kosmicki officiating. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is in charge of the arrangements. Denise was born on July 4, 1966, at Grand Island, the daughter of Virgil R. and Rita M. (Franssen) Dierberger. She was united in marriage to Curt A. Baker on June 28, 1986, at St. Paul. She is survived by her husband, Curt A. Baker of St. Libory; a daughter and her fiance', Kayla Baker and Richard Oltman of St. Libory; her parents, Virgil and Rita Dierberger of St. Paul; sister and brother-in-law, Diane and Terry Klein of Grand Island; brother and sister-in-law, Darin and Chris Dierberger of Doniphan; in-laws, Larry and Glenda Baker of Grand Island; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Cary Baker of Grand Island, Colin and Theresa Baker of Lincoln and Cassie Baker of Austin, TX; numerous nieces and nephews; and her beloved dogs, Tootsie and Ciera. Denise attended Bunker Hill rural school near St. Paul and graduated from St. Paul High School in 1984. She then worked at Heritage Living Center in St. Paul. She and Curt began their married life living in Lincoln where she worked for Woodman's Insurance Company and US Bank. In February 1989, the couple moved to St. Libory. She then worked at S.E. Smith and Sons Lumber in St. Paul for a number of years. For the last 13 years, she worked in the office of Chief Fabrication in Grand Island. She was a member of St. Libory's Catholic Church; Howard County Historical Society, where she assisted in county genealogy; and was a first responder at Chief Fabrication. Denise enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, computers, genealogy, crocheting, bingo and reading. She also loved spending time with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Frank and Emma Franssen and Orval and Otta Dierberger. Memorials are suggested to the family's choice.

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Dear Curt and Kayla! I am Hans from Weener, Germany, and today on christmas I was thinking about Denise. I met her and Kayla years ago during their Europe-trip in Amsterdam. We were both working on genealogic-research and I found out her roots in Germany. She got a glas of earth of Dielerheide, where her roots in East-Friesland are. I am shocked when I read that she passed away more than 5 years ago. I am very sad to hear this. I will pray for her and off course for you and your family! Hans-Friedrich Coordes Weener, Germany

Hans-Friedrich Coordes Dec 25 2017 1:47 AM

Hello Curt,Hello Kayla,Hello Dierberger's and Baker's in USA,in my thougths I thank God for her engagement and interests.I thank God for her that she brouhgt me up to You.I was shoked when I read about her sudden death, doing my yearly review on Christmas days about the Dierberger's in the world, while searching with the help of Google through the www.Although there are now months gone since she left us, I feel with You and pray for her.

Renatus Dierberger Dec 31 2012 7:55 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Denise was a wonderful classmate and she will be missed.

Kathleen Kulwicki Seitzinger Aug 20 2012 8:10 AM

Rita,Virgil and family. I was so sorry to read of Denise's passing. You have my deepest sympathy!

Susan (Nietfeldt) Ford Aug 20 2012 7:51 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Curt.. I'm so sorry.. You two are the nicest people and that is how I will always remember you and Denise..

Duane Stout Aug 18 2012 8:56 PM

Dierberger and Baker Families and Friends,I am shocked and saddened to hear of Denise's passing. You have my deepest sympathy.A quick review of emails from her over the years reminds me that she deeply loved and was proud of Curt and Kayla. She really felt honored to be your wife and mom.Denise tended to reach out to me whenever a teacher or classmate from SPHS passed away in an attempt to keep me in the loop. She also sent expressions of concern and sympathy to me at my father's passing and my brother's health care troubles. From my perspective, Denise was a caring, sincere, authentic, and loving presence in this world. She will be missed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers and my hope is that peace may be with you.

Reynold Nesiba Aug 18 2012 5:49 PM

Sorry to hear Denise passing.jury if you need anything just give a us a call we will be there for you and you're family.

russ Pavlik Aug 18 2012 5:29 PM

So sorry to hear of Denise's passing. I worked with Denise at Chief Fab several years ago. May God comfort you and give you peace during this difficult time.

Pam Schoenrock Aug 18 2012 5:06 PM

So very sorry for your loss. Denise and I went to high school together. God rest her beautiful soul.

Andrea Schlickbernd (Eppenbach) Aug 18 2012 10:34 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Cory & Heather Schmidt Aug 18 2012 8:33 AM

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