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July 2, 2020

Kelly J. Baker

Kelly J. Baker, age 52 of Monticello, WI, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 26, 2020, at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. She was born on July 8, 1967, in Madison, the daughter of Philip Snyder Jr. and Sandra Ortman.

Kelly graduated from Oregon High School in 1985, and then continued her education at Blackhawk Technical College. Kelly had a kind and caring nature which she utilized in her work as a CNA for SSM Health. On March 17, 1990, she was united in marriage to David Baker Jr. at St. Mary of Lourdes Catholic Church in Belleville. Kelly enjoyed camping trips with her family at Nelson-Dewey State Park and Lake Mason Campground. She and her family celebrated their 30th Anniversary with a camping trip in the Smoky Mountains. Kelly loved her pets and animals; she would always make time to visit the Green County Humane Society. She enjoyed playing slow pitch softball and shooting pool. As a cook she would search out new recipes to try and share with friends and family, she also loved to read and watch crime TV shows. Recently she had started developing a green thumb through her garden. Kelly loved to make people laugh. But, most of all, Kelly loved and cherished her family.

Kelly is survived by her husband, David Baker Jr .; daughters, Kahla and Kassi Baker; mother, Sandra Ortman-Wackman; sister, Keri Snyder-Bennett; and niece, Ashlie (Tony) Ogello. She is further survived by her mother-in-law, Mary Baker; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, James and Cristi Baker; niece and nephew, Allison and Dylan; aunts; uncles; and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father; father-in-law, David Baker Sr .; grandparents, Pauline and Philip Snyder Sr. and Almira and Leonard Ortman; and step-father, Bryant Wackman.

A Celebration of Kelly's Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

The Zentner-Beal Funeral Home of New Glarus is assisting the family.

An online memorial with guestbook is available at


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