Marcia J. Baker


MENDOTA - Marcia J. Baker, 74, of Mendota, passed away unexpectedly March 21, 2021 at OSF Saint Paul Medical Center, Mendota.

There will be no services. Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota is assisting the family.

Marcia was born Nov. 27, 1946 in Chicago to Herman and Ida Weinberg. She married Joseph Baker on Oct. 31, 1991 in Ottawa.

Survivors include her husband, Joseph of Mendota; two sons Dean, (Angie) Bailey of Lenoir City, Tenn. and Brian Ziblut of Streator; one daughter, Rebecca Dickerson of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; two step sons, Eric (Nichole) Baker of Peru and Kyle (Krystal) Hanson of Oglesby; one step daughter, Crystal (Lee) Simmons of Spring Valley; one brother, Edward Kahn of Mundelein, Wis.; and 12 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Herman Weinberg and her mother, Ida Kahn; one brother; and one granddaughter, Jannai Dickerson.

Marcia worked for Sullivan’s Foods in Mendota for over five years. She loved attending to her flower garden and loved her cockatiel, George and her Yorkie, Macksy.

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