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Doris L. Baier -- Rochester

December 23, 2018

Doris L. Baier, age 94, of Rochester, died on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, at Madonna Towers in Rochester.

The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 24 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW. The visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23 and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens. Memorials are preferred to Seasons Hospice or Madonna Summit of Byron.

Doris Luella Hammel was born on Oct. 7, 1924, in Viola Township, to Carl and Rose Hammel. She graduated from Eyota High School. In November 1942, she married the love of her life, Laverne Baier. She worked at Woolworth’s in Rochester and at Mayo Clinic for 15 years. She enjoyed reading, gardening, flowers, birds, knitting, going for car rides and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Terry (Linda) Baier of Rochester, Bob (Jan) Baier of Rochester, Penny (Brad) Martin of Byron and Kim (Pete Czaplewski) Stillman of Kasson; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; and also by two brothers, Leo (Eunice) Hammel of Rochester, and David (Gladys) Hammel of Elba. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sisters and two brothers.

The family would like to especially thank the people who shared in her journey over the past two years. Seasons Hospice who brought her so much joy. To the Ruggeberg family who shared their love and finally to Madonna Summit of Byron who when she walked in on day one said, “This feels like home!”

To leave a special memory, please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com.

Ranfranz and vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, MN 55901. 507-289-3600.

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