Eleanor Pearl Baker
Age - 99
8/5/1914 - 6/23/2014

Funeral Service
10:30 AM, 
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Federated Church
2704 15th Street
Columbus,  NE 68601
Reverend Dr. Annika Lister Stroope
will be officiating

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, 
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
McKown Funeral Home
Columbus,  NE 
Visitation continues Wednesday morning from
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at the church.

Columbus Cemetery
Columbus,  NE 
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Eleanor Pearl Baker passed away peacefully in Columbus on June 23rd surrounded by her family. She was born in David City to Albert and Florence Robare Thomas on August 5th, 1914 where she spent her childhood and attended school in David City where she graduated in 1932. She then worked for her father in his law firm in David City.

Eleanor married Norval Mahlin on January 29th 1935 and farmed in the Rising City area until 1945 when they moved to Columbus. Eleanor worked at the Columbus Hospital and later for Dr. R.C. Anderson until retiring. She then worked part time as a receptionist at the Platte County Court House. Eleanor joined the Eastern Star in David City on April 28, 1933 when she was 18 years old and was a lifelong member for 81 years of the Alma Chapter #20 of the Eastern Star in David City. She was awarded for being the longest member of that Chapter. Eleanor was a member of the David City Alumni. She also was a member for the past 31 years of the Columbus Auxiliary to the V.F.W. in Columbus as well as the Eagles Auxiliary for 25 years.

Eleanor was married to Willie Krumland on February 6, 1976.

Eleanor enjoyed her retirement and traveling to the Virgin Islands and Hawaii as well as the western part of the US.

She was united in marriage to Ray Baker on May 11th, 2000 in Las Vegas on one of their many trips in the western part of the US.

Eleanor is survived by her Husband Ray Baker of Columbus; Children: Ginger Zabka of Santee CA, Nancy (Herbert) Schultz of Columbus, Melvin (Susan) Mahlin of Columbus, Onno J (Joyce) Mahlin, Idaho Falls, ID; 15 Grandchildren, 37 Great-Grandchildren and 9 Great-Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her Husbands, Norval Mahlin and Willie Krumland; Parents; Brothers, Edgar, Jack, Ivan, and Don; one Sister Hazel Olson and one Grandson.
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