|10/7/2022 12:26:00 PM|
Duane V. Baker, 77 of North Branch, passed away peacefully at home on September 27, 2022 after a long battle with cancer.
Duane was born March 14, 1945 in Duluth, MN to Vernon and Wilma (Nadine) Baker as the oldest of three siblings. On April 17, 1982 he married the love of his life, Lisa Woodrich, in White Bear Lake MN. Duane and Lisa moved to North Branch, MN in 1988 where he was self-employed as an autobody mechanic until retiring in 2010. He enjoyed racing, camping, fishing and spending time around the campfire with his wife and friends.
Duane is preceded in death by his father Vernon, mother Wilma (Nadine), brother Donald, brother-in-law Wade (Roque) and sister-in-law Wendy. Survived by wife Lisa, brother Dick, brother-in-law Ward Woodrich (Mary), many cousins, nieces, nephews and lots of friends.
He was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society or to the family.
We would like to thank the Hospice team at Accent/Fairview for the compassionate care that Duane received and will be forever grateful.