Mary Susan “Susie” (Baker) Utgaard – Carbondale October 21, 2014

CARBONDALE — Mary Susan “Susie” (Baker) Utgaard, 75, died at 2:35 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at home.

She was a homemaker.

Mary was born Oct. 10, 1939, in Bloomington, Indiana, to Leon and Mary (Blankenship) Baker.

She had a Bachelor of Arts Degree in comparative literature.

She married John Edward Utgaard on Aug. 22, 1961, in Bloomington, Indiana. He preceded her in death Sept. 8, 2009

Susie enjoyed painting, bird watching, reading and visiting with friends and family.

Survivors include sons, Erik (Elaine) Utgaard of Sterling, Virginia, Sigurd Utgaard of Godfrey, Peter (Claire) Utgaard of San Diego, California, and John (Bentley) Utgaard of Murray, Kentucky; seven grandchildren, Maggie, Jason, Naomi, Emerson, Charlie, Jack and Edward Utgaard; brother, David Baker of South Carolina; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, in Walker Funeral Home, 112 S. Poplar St., in Carbondale, with the Rev. Al Turl officiating. Burial will be private for family.

Arrangements are entrusted to Walker Funeral Home and Crematory of Carbondale.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carbondale Public Library, 405 W. Main St., Carbondale, IL 62901 or Southern Illinois Audubon Society, P.O. Box 222, Carbondale, IL 62903.

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