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Joan Marion Gueningsman

Joan Gueningsman, age 61, of Winsted, passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2002, at Glencoe Regional Health Services in Glencoe.

Joan Marion (Baker) Gueningsman was born Dec. 21, 1940, in Beach, N.D., the daughter of Joseph and Jean (Conner) Baker.

She accepted Christ as her Savior when she was a teenager.

She was baptized and confirmed as an adult at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. She graduated from Mound High School in Mound.

Joan Baker was united in marriage to Marvin Gueningsman Dec. 21, 1959, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Their marriage was blessed with two sons, Tony and Dave.

Joan and Marvin made their home in New Germany and Winsted. She enjoyed taking care of her family as a homemaker. Joan and Marvin were blessed with 42 years of marriage together.

Joan attended Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. She enjoyed playing bingo, visiting her home state of Montana, and was an avid reader. Many people will miss the frequent letters written by Joan to keep them up-to-date on her family.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Jean Baker, and her son, Dave Gueningsman.

She is survived by her husband Marvin Gueningsman of Winsted, and son Tony Gueningsman and his wife Pat of Winsted.

She is further survived by grandchildren Mark Gueningsman, Nicole Gueningsman, sister Malissa Harty and her husband, Robert of Omaha, Neb.; brothers Tom Baker and his wife Kathy of Plymouth, Joe Baker and his wife Patt of Mound, Craig Baker and his wife Kathy of Brooklyn Park;

step-mother Earlyne Baker of Omaha, Neb.; lifelong friend Sharon Clare of Montrose; many in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, with Father Paul Wolf.

Jessica Scherer served as organist for the service.

Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel served the family.

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