In Memory Of

Gladys L. Baker
March 27, 1940 - August 9, 2019

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 - 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Thorp Funeral Home
110 W. School Street
Thorp, WI  54771

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 - 1:00PM
Thorp Funeral Home
110 W. School Street
Thorp, WI  54771

Full Obituary

     GLADYS L. BAKER, age 79, of Gilman, WI, passed away on Friday, August 9, 2019 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Thorp Funeral Home, in Thorp, WI. Pastor Randy VanDeLoo will officiate and burial will follow in St. Mary's Polish National Catholic Cemetery in Lublin, WI. Pallbearers will be: Edward Baker, Ben Baker, Robert Baker, Roger Warner, Michael Wasylko and Tyler Person. Visitation will be held at the funeral home, on Tuesday, from 12pm until time of service.
     Gladys Lottie Kostick was born on March 27, 1940 in Stanley, WI, to Paul and Lottie (Gay) Kostick. She was raised on the family farm and received her education at Thorp area schools, graduating from Thorp High School in 1959. Gladys was united in marriage to Thomas E. Baker on May 13, 1961 at St. Mary's Polish National Catholic Church in Lublin, WI. After her children were old enough to go to school, Gladys worked for 13 years at Drangle's Cheese Factory in Gilman. She then worked on the farm with her husband until his death on July 2, 2005. She resided with her daughter, Julie, from 2007 until her death.
     She was a member of St. Mary's Polish National Catholic Church in Lublin.
Gladys had many interests, but especially loved spending time with her family, reading, gardening, doing word search puzzles and playing cards.
     She will be dearly missed by her 3 children: Edward Baker of Thorp, Paulette (Philip) Kubishak of Thorp, Julie Wasylko of Gilman; one daughter-in-law: Natalie Baker of Thorp; 6 grandchildren: Michael, Tyler, Katrina, Ben, Charlotte and Molly; one great-grandson: Trenton; 2 brothers: Kenneth (Deb) Kostick of Holcombe, WI, Ronald (Penny) Kostick of Lublin, WI; one sister: Virginia (Mike) Kostick of Minneapolis, MN; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas; and 2 brothers: Joseph and William Kostick.