Obit: Baker, Gladys L. (1940 – 2019)


Surnames: Baker, VanDeLoo, Warner, Wasylko, Person, Kostick

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 15 Aug 2019

Baker, Gladys L. (27 MAR 1940 – 9 AUG 2019)

Gladys L. Baker, age 79, of Gilman, WI, passed away on Friday, August 9, 2019, at her home. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at Thorp Funeral Home, in Thorp, WI. Pastor Randy VanDeLoo officiated and burial followed in St. Mary's Polish National Catholic Cemetery in Lublin, WI. Pallbearers were: Edward Baker, Ben Baker, Robert Baker, Roger Warner, Michael Wasylko and Tyler Person. Visitation was held at the funeral home, on Tuesday, from 12 p.m. 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, 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 three children: Edward Baker of Thorp, Paulette (Philip) Kubishak of Thorp, Julie Wasylko of Gilman; one daughter-in-law, Natalie Baker of Thorp; six grandchildren: Michael, Tyler, Katrina, Ben, Charlotte and Molly; one great-grandson, Trenton; two 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 two brothers: Joseph and William Kostick.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Thorp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.




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