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Memorial Service for Janet Baken

Saturday, September 5, 2020

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Online Guestbook:

Let Janet's family know that you've joined them today.  You are invited share memories and blessings with them, but simply knowing you are present with us is blessing enough, too.

No sign-in or e-mail address is required (we just can't delete that box).


About Janet:


Janet Adrie (Baglien) Baken was born in St. John’s Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota on January 8, 1932.  She grew up in Leeds, ND, where she attended grade school and high school.  Janet represented her school at Girl’s State and also graduated valedictorian of her high school class.


While at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, Janet worked in the campus cafeteria to help defray the school costs.  She was also a clarinet soloist in the concert band and a homecoming queen attendant during her senior year.  Janet graduated with a home economics major from Concordia and earned a biology minor from San Jose State University. 


Most of Janet’s teaching career was in Kennedy High School in Fremont, California as the home economics teacher.  Janet loved to teach, and her students enjoyed her classes.  To say that she was a good cook would be an understatement, and her quilting was beautiful. 

After retiring from teaching, Janet worked for Cranmer Engineering in Grass Valley, CA.  She also learned how to fly single engine land aircraft.  There’s always something new to learn. 

Janet passed away at Ashton Court Rehab Center in Liberty, Missouri on August 19, 2020 at the age of 89.  Along with her parents, Janet was preceded in death by her daughter Kari.  Survivors include her husband Don, to whom she was married 66 years; her children Adrie Schupp and Grant Baken; grandchildren Kira, Matthew, Nick and Jack; and five great-grandchildren.

Send Condolences

Grieving during this time of physical distancing is difficult.  If you would like to send greetings, blessings, memories, or some other expression of your love for Janet and her family, you may mail it to:

Don Baken

1509 Ashton Dr.

Liberty, MO  64068

Give a Memorial Gift

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be sent to Hosanna! Lutheran Church, Janet's church family.  If you would like to send a memorial, you may mail a check with "Janet Baken Memorial" on the memo line to Hosanna! Lutheran Church, 2800 N. Church Rd., Liberty, MO  64068.  You may also give online here

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