Mae Baber, whose columns appeared in Iron-Men Album for many years, died Friday, April 21, at St. Agnes Hospital, Waupun.
Mrs. Baber, wife of Alfred Baber, covered many subjects in her writing for I.M.A., and she will be missed by the many readers who looked forward to what she had to say about life and living.
She became an I.M.A. contributor during the editor-publisher days of Rev. Elmer Ritzman, founder of the magazine. She worked closely with Anna May Branyan, publication manager, mailing her articles to Anna Mae in Enola.
The following obituary was submitted by Alfred Baber:
She was born September 28, 1910, in the town of Waupun, a daughter of John and Maggie DeRoo Tjepkema. She was married to Alfred Baber on February 1, 1933, in Mount Hebron.
She attended Maple Dale School in the Town of Waupun and was a past member of the School Board. She was a member of Bethel Reformed Church in Brandon and was active in the Ladies Guild at the church. She was a member of the Waupun Christian Home Auxiliary, Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, National Fellowship of Poets and Pen rock Writers of Waupun.
Survivors include her husband; four sons, Paul of San Diego, California; the Rev. James of Woodstown, New Jersey; John of Carney's Point, New Jersey, and Daniel of Route 2, Brandon; two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Virginia) Miller of DeSoto, Kansas, and Mrs. Thomas (Mary) Harmann of Sturtevant; 12 grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Jacob (Susie) Wallendal of Zephyr Hills, Florida, Mrs. Edith Rucks of Melbourne, Florida, and Mrs. Richard (Margaret) Loomans of Arizona.
Funeral services for Mrs. Baber were held at Bethel Reformed Church in Brandon with the Rev. Wilmer VerMeer officiating. Burial was in Wedges Prairie Cemetery, Ladoga.