Alfred Allen Baker, age 88 of Wheaton, Minnesota, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2020, at the Traverse Care Center in Wheaton, MN.
Funeral services for Alfred Baker will be held at a later time.
Interment will be held at a later date in Ely, MN.
He was born May 9, 1931, to William and Sarah (Krueger) Baker in Oakes, ND. Al worked as a heavy equipment mechanic at the iron ore mine in Ely, MN and was a business owner. In the early years of his life, Alfred worked on the farm with his Dad and brothers.
In 1951 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War. After serving in the U.S. Army, Al married the love of his life, Ardeen, on February 7, 1955. They moved to Ely, MN, in 1956 where he and Ardeen raised their family.
Alfred was the owner of a small snowmobile business and also A. Baker and Son Construction. He was always busy in his shop. In 1986 they became “Winter Snowbirds” and spent their winters in Texas. He and his wife retired in Graceville, MN. In 2016 Alfred moved to Traverse Care Center in Wheaton, MN.
Survivors include: two daughters: Deborah (Todd) Manske and Doreen (Bill) Rauch; sister: Shirley Marohl; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Janet Baker and Mavis Stibal.
Alfred was preceded in death by his wife: Ardeen; son: Jeffrey; parents: William and Sarah Baker; brothers: Wesley, Wayne, and Ernest; and sisters: Ethel and Florence.
Arrangements with Bainbridge Funeral Home in Wheaton, MN.