Norma Jean Ann Hartman Baker

May 27, 1940March 29, 2011

Norma Jean Ann Hartman Baker, 70, Fort Wayne, died Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. Born May 27, 1940, in Fort Wayne, she worked at the Ohio Turnpike as a cook and at Pilliod Cabinets as a painter in Swanton, Ohio; at Lincoln National Life as a secretary for four years, at Lynn's, Maloley's and Roger's as a cashier for 16 years, at Wayne High School as a cook, and at Trelan Nursery. She was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, member of the Rosary Sodality, and a Cub Scout Den Leader. She was a former member of St. Richard's Catholic Church, Swanton, Ohio, from 1971 through 1977 and at St. Henry's Catholic Church from 1962 through 1971 and 1978 through 1998. Surviving are her husband of 50 years, David A. Baker; daughter, Dawn A. Baker (Phil) Frecker of Warren, sons, Craig A. (Karen) Baker, Matthew A. (Mary Ortega) Baker, Hal D. (Angela) Baker; brother, Kenneth E. (Margaret) Hartman of Fort Wayne and grandchildren, Caitlyn, Charlotte, Colton, Adam, Justin, Megan, and Amber. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward A. Hartman, March 29, 1989 and Emma F. Hartman in 1996; brother Robert A. Hartman in 2000; and grandaughter, Olivia Catherine Baker in 1998. Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8pm Friday with a Rosary recited at 8:00pm at Klaehn, Fahl, & Melton Funeral Home, 6424 Winchester Rd. Mass of Christian Burial is 11:00am Saturday, April 2, 2011 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 14623 Bluffton Rd., Yoder; with prayers 10:30am at the funeral home. Burial in the church cemetery. "In honor of her memory, the family requests that Norma's family and friends write a handwritten letter to someone they love." Memorials to masses, Yellowstone National Park, or Cancer Services of NE Indiana.


  • Funeral Mass Saturday, April 2, 2011
  • Visitation Friday, April 1, 2011
  • Visitation Friday, April 1, 2011

Norma Jean Ann Hartman Baker

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Chuck Hearn

May 1, 2011

My very sincere condolences to Dave and his children and grandchildren!!!!! God bless you all!!!!!!!!!

Charlie Hearn (

April 18, 2011

Dear Hartman Family,

I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your wife and mother. We were in Florida. I went to school with Norma in grade school and high school. She was a very special person. I have fond memories of Norma.

I pray that God will confort your heart,and carry you through this time of difficulty.

Carol (Vodde) Sievert Class of 58

Joanne Alderdice

April 6, 2011

To Norma's Wonderful Family:

My family and I would like to convey our deepest sympathies on the passing of your wife and mother. What a sweet, sweet person she was and I always looked forward to seeing her at Maloley's or St. Henry's. You are all in our prayers.

Joanne Alderdice and Family

Jim Holmes

April 5, 2011

Ken & Maggie,
You have our deepest sympathy. Savor all the great memories you have of her. See you soon! Yellowrocks!
Jim & Barbara Holmes

Meta Armour Booker

April 4, 2011

Our prayers are with you during your time of bereavement. God bless!!

Janet & Roger (Schuhler) Linker

April 3, 2011

One of my fondest memories was the days when we were young listening to records in the 1950's at her parents house, also sitting at the Back40 in Decatur for 3 hrs visiting a few years ago and all of our days trips the 4 of us took.

April 3, 2011

Uncle Dave, I wish we could have met under different circumstances this week, but I would like to ask for your help with something I have been trying to regain in my life and hopefully I can fill a void for you in return. I have been trying to get back into the christian faith, something I miss and feel a deep regret from not having in my life as I did while growing up. I would love to have you talk to me and set-up a time to meet each week at church. This may sound easy to you but I can be very lazy about this subject, this is why I am reaching out to ask you to do this. my number is in the phone book or if you need to you can ask Bob or Michelle. I look forward to your call and the time we may share in the future. Love Brian Hartman

April 2, 2011

To Norma's Family:
You have my deepest sympathy on the passing of Norma. We were classmates at CCHS. I remember her as being very sweet and well-liked by everyone. May you be blessed with many happy memories of the times you shared.
Mary Ellen Houser Ratliff
CCHS '58

Bob Hartman & Family

April 2, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. What a wonderful influence and mentor to all of us. She always be with those that she has touched.

April 1, 2011

While we try and get past you not being here. How you made us feel special in many ways. I'll try and celebrate your life.
Hope you're lining up your 57 Chevy against my Dad on streets of gold. Take it easy on him, OK
Love, Paul