Phyllis Irene Baacke

Monday, July 30, 2018

Phyllis Irene Baacke was born in Columbus, Nebraska, on September 4, 1925. She was reborn as a child of God later that year through the waters of Holy Baptism, and confirmed in her faith in 1938 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Schuyler, Nebraska. Her confirmation verse was, ďBe thou faithful unto death, and I will give you a crown of life.Ē
Phyllis attended high school and college at Concordia Teachersí College in Seward, Nebraska. Upon graduating in 1945 she took a call to teach at the Lutheran school in Inglewood, California. A year later she pledged her life-long commitment to her high school and college sweetheart, LeVerne Baacke, as they were married on August 9, 1946. Phyllis worked in sales for a year in downtown Denver, Colorado, before starting her family of three children.
In 1957 Phyllis and LeVerne moved to Concordia, Missouri, where she taught kindergarten at St. Paulís College. Later the program was moved to St. Paulís Lutheran School where Phyllis taught for eighteen years. Phyllis was active in the church choir for a number of years and was active in the 1912 Ladies Aid for over 60 years.
Phyllis was given her eternal crown of life on Thursday, July 26, 2018, as she lay peacefully at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg, Missouri. She had attained the age of 92 years, 10 months, and 22 days. She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Nora Marohn, and her husband, LeVerne. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Carol Baacke of Pearland, Texas; her son and daughter-in law, Mark and Debbie Baacke of Friendswood, Texas; her daughter Lois Maxwell and partner Kim Galbreath of Lenexa, Kansas; granddaughter Taryn Baacke of Coral Springs, Florida; grandson Matt Baacke of Grapevine, Texas; grandson Jon Baacke of Montgomery, Texas; and five great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life service will be held at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Concordia, Missouri at 2:30 pm on Friday, August 3, 2018. The family will receive visitors at 1:30 pm preceding the service. Inurnment will be in St. Paulís Lutheran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Paulís 1912 Ladies Aid in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home.
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