Mary Ann Baker Behlmer, 75, Fargo, passed away on Friday, October 31, 2003, at Meritcare in Fargo. Mary Ann Baker was born to Henry and Carrie Baker on April 29,1928 in Lennox, South Dakota. She grew up in Detroit Lakes and Moorhead, attending schools in Moorhead. Mary Ann Baker and Norman Dale Behlmer were married in Moorhead, MN in 1949. They lived in Moorhead for a time before coming to Fargo and have lived in Fargo most their lives. She worked at Woolworth?s and J.C. Penney?s for many years, retiring from J.C. Penney?s 9 years ago. She was active in Campfire for many years and active in her church. Mary Ann was skilled in handicrafts, spending many hours knitting and crocheting. She loved playing with her grand children and great grandchildren and reading. She also raised many other children through the years in her daycare and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her Children Gerald Behlmer, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota Daughter in law Linda Renner-Behlmer Jean Rosenkranz (Bill ?Bunk?) Thoemke, West Fargo, ND Jennifer (Michael) Mahler, Urbandale, Iowa Grandchildren Dawn (Timothy) Beedy, Apple Valley, MN Jason (Shanna) Behlmer, Detroit Lakes, MN Stacy (Kari) Behlmer, Eau Claire, WI Thomas Lee Thoemke, West Fargo, ND Travers Behlmer, Fargo, ND Samantha Mahler, Urbandale, IA Sisters Leona (Wayne) Jacobsen, Moorhead, MN Carol (James) Swiggum, Texas Charlotte (James) Rix, Moorhead, MN Linda Baker-Ward, Washington Sister-in-law Evangeline Baker, Concord, CA Brother-in-law John B. Johnson, Fargo, ND Great Grandchildren Christopher, Alexander, Anne Marie Beedy; Sharissa, Sheldon, Sharanda Behlmer; Courtney Behlmer Step Grandchildren Daniel Shields, Brainerd, MN Billy Jay Thoemke, FL Jill Thoemke, Brainerd, MN David (Wendy) Thoemke, Thief River Falls, MN Step Great Grandchildren Amanda Shields Patrick Shields Shannon Shields Jesse Shields Jeremy Shields Eric Thoemke Aaron Thoemke Emily Thoemke Danielle Thoemke Desi Rae Thoemke Ricky Thoemke Glendon Thoemke Logan Thoemke Simon Thoemke Step Great Great Granddaughter Danisha Thoemke Nieces and Nephews James Baker, CA Jacqueline Krogh-Arett Richard Jacobsen (Pat Keller) Debra (Timothy) Wolf Cynthia (Bill) Kindred Jamie (Michael) Paulson Michael (Diane) Rix Grand nieces and nephews 17 Great grand nieces and nephews 4 Good family friends Viola Johnson, Sonja Johnson and family She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Carrie; Brothers, Norman and Lawrence; Sister, Ruth Johnson; Grandson Matthew Mahler; Grand Nephew Chad Krogh Services will be held in the Boulger Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday Nov. 4 at 10:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service in the chapel. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Moorhead. Online guest book at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com (Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo)

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