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Ilse A. "Schatzi" Baker

November 14, 1928 — June 2, 2022

Ilse A. “Schatzi” Baker, 93, of Galesburg, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 2, 2022, 8:15 AM at ProMedica Skilled Nursing Facility, Galesburg. Ilse was born on November 14, 1928 in Frankfurt, Germany. She is survived by her grandchildren, Julia (Tracy Kessinger) Michael of Galesburg and Brian (Ashley Haigwood) Courson of Moline; great-grandchildren, Charley Courson, Kadin Courson, Tyler Kessinger and Zachary Kessinger. She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Angela Courson. Ilse worked for Anderson Cleaners as a dry cleaner and silk finisher for many years. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, cross-stitch and reading. She loved spending time with her family, especially when they would take her on trips to Chicago or on boat rides. Cremation rites have been accorded. No services are planned at this time. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes and Crematory have been entrusted with arrangements. On-line condolences and/or expressions of sympathy may be sent through To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Ilse A. "Schatzi" Baker please visit our Sympathy Store.
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