Janice Baker

janice baker
Janice's service will be livestreamed below at 9:00 AM Monday January 24, 2022. https://vimeo.com/event/1753061 https://vimeo.com/event/1752889 Janice Lucy (Brydl) Baker, 83, passed away in the early morning of January 21 surrounded by family with the assistance of hospice at St. Catherine’s North in Fargo, ND. Janice was born in Dickinson, ND on July 23, 1938, the daughter of Jerry and Lucy (Urbanec) Brydl. She attended Catholic boarding school in New Hradec, ND. She then attended public school in Dickinson and graduated from Dickinson High School in 1956. Janice married Lester Baker on July 22, 1961 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Dickinson. They lived in Rapid City, SD and Minot, ND for a short time before settling in Dickinson. Janice was a very hard worker. During her lifetime she was a waitress, a sales clerk at Streifel’s Clothing Store, clerk and deputy at Stark County Treasurer’s Office which paved the way for her to be the Stark County Treasurer for many years. Janice was a member of St. Anne and Joachim after moving to Fargo and a previous member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Dickinson. She was very active in her community. She was a member of the Christian Mother’s Organization, German Hungarian Social Club, Catholic Workman, Red Hat Society, St. Patrick’s School Board, ND County Treasurer’s Association and many others. She enjoyed volunteering with various organizations, talking with friends and family, walking, singing, dancing, traveling, and making people smile. Above all she enjoyed her time that was spent with her children and grandchildren. Janice is survived by two daughters, Milissa “Missy” (Clint) Miller, Fargo and Melinda “Mindy” (Jim) Kallenbach, Andover MN; one son, Bryan (Lois) Baker, Defiance OH; one brother, Ray Brydl, Dickinson; five grandchildren, Phillip Kallenbach, Samantha (Matt) LaPrade, Katie Kallenbach, Bryant Baker and Britta Baker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester, her parents, Jerry and Lucy Brydl and four siblings, Martha Reisenauer, Wilma Kappel, Laudie Brydl and Larry Brydl. Janice’s family thanks Hospice Red River Valley and the staff at St. Catherine’s North for their loving compassionate care in her final days.

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  1. We are so sorry for your loss of Aunt Janice, mother and grandmother. She always cared for others and now Jesus, Mary, and Joseph will care for her. God’s Will, nothing more, nothing less, Nothing Else…

  2. So sorry to hear about Janice. She was a dear friend of
    mine. We shared lots of happiness and fun together.
    We shared some sadness too.
    My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family at this sad time. Janice will be missed.

    Katie Lee
    Pine Valley, CA

  3. Our Deepest Synpathy to all of Janice’s Family. Aunt Janice was a very Loving and Caring person and will be deeply missed.
    Howard and Linda Retzlaff and Family

  4. So Srry to the family, Wish we could be there to remember her as well. Prayers for you all she is in our thoughts as you are as well.
    Bill& Roseann Raschkow, John &Valerie, Wesley &Janette Pachl and Terry & Vanessa James and Randall Sikveland

  5. I’m so sorry for your loss, Janice was a lovely person. I worked with her for years at the courthouse we were like family. She will be missed by all.

  6. My prayers are with you and your family. What a wonderful lady she was. Had many visits at the court house and the little dress shop by the beauty shop I worked at. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.
    Marietta Polanchek (Bren)

  7. Janice’s family,
    My deepest sympathy at this time of your great loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I am sure she will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
    She will not be forgotten.
    Pat Rixen Meyer

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