Sam A. Baker age 79 of Prairie du Chien, WI passed away October 7, 2020 at Prairie Maison after a long battle with Parkinson’s. He was born on July 26, 1941 in Richland Center, WI the son of Orlie and Anne (Preston) Baker. Sam graduated from Boscobel High School and later married Marcia (Susie) Crusan in 1962. Sam was a farmer in Boscobel and later in the Seneca area for many years. In 1979 he received the Outstanding Young Farmer Award in Crawford County. He raised Simmental cattle and belonged to the Wisconsin Simmental Association. Later he worked at Design Home for nine years. He was an avid outdoorsman. Sam was active in 4H softball as a coach and in the Seneca Little League. He loved fishing, hunting, and trapping. Sam was a wonderful husband and father. He saw our family through some difficult times. He was a member of the Seneca Methodist Church until it closed. Sam is survived by his wife of 58 years, Susie, his children Michael (Lori), Lisa Nies, Mark (Teresa Burgus), Jason, Lena (Eric) Kelley, and Nathan, his brothers Preston (Karen), Clarence (Dee), Kenneth (Marlene), Tom (Kim), Harold, Ben (Julie), sisters, Belle Ann (Ed) Achenbach, Lana (Harvey) Sheets, Janet (Mark Sprague) Baker, Patty (Steven) Kvigne, 13 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Johnathon, and an infant granddaughter.
A Memorial Service will be Monday October 12, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. at the Garrity Funeral Home Chapel in Prairie du Chien, WI with Pastor Maria Kim officiating; with interment in the Dickson Ridge Cemetery in Lynxville, WI. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday October 11, 2020 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. and one hour prior to the service on Monday.
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