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Marie Baker Engelbrecht

Friday, March 9, 2012

Marie Baker Engelbrecht, 84, of Largo, Fla. passed away Feb. 19, 2012 of natural causes.

She was born July 27, 1927 in Rock Island, Illinois, raised in Bradenton, Florida, married into a military lifestyle and eventually settled in Largo in 1997. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed spending time with her loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by husbands, Lt. Col. Robert O. Baker, Sr. and Lt. Col. Herbert Engelbrecht; brother, William Brand; and sister, Lois Crafts. She is survived by her children, Susie Francher and husband, David, Lawrenceville, Ga.; Dick Baker, Cherokee; Robert Baker and wife, Joni, Wellington, Fla.; Cindy Bearden and husband, Drew, Duluth, Ga.; Linda Podlaski and husband, Tommy, Largo, Fla.; and Jeff Baker and wife, Kim, Sharpsburg, Ga., as well as seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.