Jane M. Baker, 75, of Wausau, passed away on Tuesday, August 17, 2022, at Aspirus Hospice House after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on September 26, 1946, in Wausau to the late Herbert and Adeline (Holt) Tietz. She was a Wausau High School graduate.
Jane married Eugene Baker on November 8, 1969, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Wausau. She worked at Wausau Insurance until her retirement when she became “Grandma Daycare" for all six of her grandchildren.
Jane loved her family more than anything. She enjoyed playing cards, games, and bingo with her family, ran the family Packer pool, and was a Girl Scout leader for her daughters. She was an avid Wisconsin sports fan. Jane loved crafts and passed those skills to her children and grandchildren. She was a murder mystery book lover, enjoyed watching the robins in the spring and loved time spent at the family cottage "Up North." For several years she coached a women's softball team which led to long lasting friendships. She enjoyed the monthly "Breakfast Club" outings with friends. She had a love for dogs and enjoyed their companionship her entire life.
Jane is survived by her children Nicole (Brian) Tieman, Wausau, Kimberly (Jesse) Suchon, Village of Maine, and Matthew (Melissa) Baker, Kronenwetter; six grandchildren Vanessa, Nat, Ty, Crystal, Eli and Ethan; sisters-in-law Ellen Tietz, Wausau, Faye Mervyn, Antigo, Gladys (Bill) Shea, Rochester, Minnesota, and Rose (Robert) Hunn, Kasson, Minnesota; brother-in-law Roger (Sandra) Baker, Austin, Minnesota; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Eugene, brother Donald Tietz, sisters-in-law Ruth Munguia and Mary Baker and brothers-in-law Thomas Baker and Gary Mervyn.
Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 26, 2022, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 426 Washington St., Wausau. The Rev. Philip Schneider will officiate. Visitation will take place from 4:30 PM until 7:00 PM at the church on Thursday, August 25, 2022, and again from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the church on Friday. Burial will take place at Restlawn Memorial Park.