I Drucilla Baker, 105 of Devils Lake passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at the Eventide Heartland Care Center, Devils Lake.
Ida Drucilla was born on September 2, 1918, in Rock Lake, ND, the daughter of Rex and Olive (Marlette) Snavely. She was reared and educated in Crocus, ND. She attended high school in Cando and Rock Lake.
Drucilla’s mother passed away at an early age, leaving a husband and 4 children. Drucilla and her sister Helen took care of the household duties and even cooked on the cook car during the harvest seasons.
Drucilla was united in marriage to Harold M. Baker on November 15, 1945, at Rock Lake. They were married almost 68 years at the time of Harold’s death on November 13, 2013. After their marriage, Harold continued to farm with his Dad and eventually took over the operation with Drucilla at his side as the devoted farm wife and mother. Drucilla also took care of many other family members whenever she was needed.
While farming, the family lived in Egeland and Cando areas. They retired in 1982 and moved to Devils Lake and called it home until their passings. Drucilla loved the farm, the outdoors, and visiting with family and friends in the neighborhood. She enjoyed baking, especially pies. You were always welcome to share friendly conversation, good coffee, and delicious treats at the Baker home.
Drucilla enjoyed membership in the local Homemaker’s Club and just loved swimming at the School for the Deaf after moving to Devils Lake. She was a talented crocheter and shared her many beautiful creations with others.
Drucilla’s loving family include her children: Rex Baker and his wife Joyce and Glenna Jacobson all of Devils Lake, Becky and her husband Timothy Krueger of Egeland, ND: grandchildren Jeff Baker, Michelle (Gary) Ward, Bobby Joe (Michelle) Jacobson, Tammy Dixon, Shane (Karla) Jacobson, Kevin (Julie) Jacobson; many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and their families.
She was preceded in death by her husband Harold, son Jerry Lynn Baker, step-son Paul Atherton, sisters Viola Anderson and Helen Grande, brothers Harold Snavely and Wayne Burton Snavely in infancy.
No services are planned at this time.