Created: Tue, 21 Jan 2014 05:17:00 CST
Updated: Tue, 21 Jan 2014 05:18:39 CST
Von Baker, 52, of Grand Island, formerly of Washington, died January 20, 2014 at Saint Francis Skilled Care following a brief, valiant battle with cancer.
There will be a gathering of family and friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at All Faiths Funeral Home.
Von was born September 1, 1961 in Casper, Wyoming to Robert and Betty (Hammer) Schoenewaldt.
Survivors include her children, Kelli (Jason) Peterson of Grand Island, Kristina (Eric) Brott of Grand Island, Kory (Nikki) Baker of Titusville, FL, and Kendra Baker of Silverdale, WA; brother, Billy (Patty) Schoenewaldt of Rock Springs, WY; and sister, Norene (Roy) Blackwell of California.
Von was grandmother of eighteen grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a granddaughter, Kilah Davidson.
Her family was the most important aspect of Von’s life, although she welcomed anyone. Little things in life brought her great enjoyment. Von will be remembered for her kindness and her love for her family.