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WATERLOO — Alice L. Baker, 71, of Waterloo, died Sunday, Feb. 26, at Cedar Valley Hospice Home of multiple myeloma.

She was born April 6, 1945, in Marion, daughter of Carl and Leora Wallace Kriegermeier. She married Darrel Baker on June 5, 1976, in Marion.

She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a master’s degree in education. She taught school with the Waterloo School District, then worked at Edward Jones. She was active at Central Christian Church, Waterloo, where she was a church elder involved in the choir, bells, craft group and the church bazaar.

Survived by: her husband; two daughters, Deborah (Christopher) Brackin of Waterloo and Susan (Jose) Miranda of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a son, Damon (Linnea) of Elgin, Okla.; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Sue (Tom) Davis of Kentucky, Jean (Greg) Thompson of Iowa and Marie Lands of Oklahoma.

Preceded in death by: her parents.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, March 2, at Central Christian Church with burial in Garden of Memories. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories and for an hour before services at the church.

Memorials: may be directed to the church or the Cedar Valley Hospice Home.

Condolences may be left at

Alice loved being around family and loved all people; in general, she was a very positive person. She enjoyed traveling, flowers, sewing and riding her bicycle. Alice will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

the life of: Alice L. Baker (1945-2017)
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