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Lynette  Baker
     Lynette Baker, 78, of Leavenworth, Kan., formerly of North Platte, passed away Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 at Health Resort of Kansas City. She was born Aug. 19, 1939 to Niels and Florence (Essley) Nielsen at Gandy.
     On July 7, 1957, she was united in marriage to Melvin E. “Shack” Baker in Stapleton. They lived in Maxwell for 17 years and then moved to North Platte.
     Lynette enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling and decorating cakes.
     She is survived by her daughter, Angela (Keith) Beurskens of Leavenworth, Kan.; son, Bradley (Celeste) Baker of Merino, Colo.; grandchildren, Zachary, Elizabeth, Carl, Brookley, Melissa and Dyllon; three great grandchildren; sister, Lorain Bartmess; brothers, Donald (Esther) and Darold (Braun) Nielsen; and other relatives.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Melvin “Shack”; sisters, Lenora Moore and Leora Smith; and brothers, Deane, Darwin and Donzel “Donnie” Nielsen.
     Services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, which is in care of arrangements. Burial will be at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery.
     Online condolences may be share at carpentermemorial.com.
First published in The North Platte Bulletin print edition on 9/13/2017
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