Arlene E. (Brenstuhl) Baker

November 16, 1926 ~ April 22, 2022 (age 95)


Arlene E. Baker, 95, of Medina, Ohio passed away peacefully on Friday, April 22, 2022.

Arlene was born November 16, 1926 on a small farm on Remsen Road in Weymouth, Ohio to the late William C. and Irene L. (Grosse) Brenstuhl.  She was a 1945 graduate of Medina High School and has been a lifelong resident of Medina County.

Arlene followed the path of her parents with raising vegetables and flowers after she married her farmer husband Paul, on September 2, 1949.  Arlene helped on the dairy farm, feeding the calves, driving the baler and other tasks like raising chickens, growing flowers and vegetables to sell at her roadside stand. She had a true soft spot in her heart for her cats who brought her  great joy.  Arlene was also noted for her blue ribbon entries of flowers at the Medina County Fair.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Valley City, Martin Luther Society and also a member of the Ladies Rural Home Club. Arlene has now joined her family as the last link to nine children in heaven.

She will be greatly missed by her children, Gary (Patricia) Baker, Akron and Karen Baker, Seville. A sister-in-law, Dora Brenstuhl and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Paul F. Baker who passed in 2009 and her siblings, Arnold, Edith, Carl (Alice), Mabel (Len) Lorman, Frank, Howard (Darlene), Willis (Betty) and Clyde (Leal). Two nephews Dennis Wolf and Ron Brenstuhl and niece Marcia Barlow.

There will be a private family burial at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Valley City.  A Celebration of Life gathering to be held at a later date when the flowers she loved are in full bloom.

Memorials suggested if desired may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 2233 Abbeyville Road, Valley City, Ohio 44280.

The Bauer Funeral Home, Valley City has the honor of serving the Baker family.



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