Celebration of Life services and burial for Ann Norlene Martens Baago, 69, Clear Lake, will be held at a later time to be announced.
Mrs. Baago died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 at her home, surrounded by her children, her husband Harry, and her beloved kitties.
The daughter of Norwin Vero and Arleene Anna Lamp Martens, she was born Nov. 29, 1946 in Davenport. She was raised on a farm near Tipton and graduated from Tipton high school in 1965. She married Neal Dauber in Bennett and they had two children, Tobiason and Tami.
In 1976 she was divorced and moved to Colorado and worked as an office manager for an employment agency for several years. In 1981 she moved to Clear Lake and married Harry Popejoy Baago in 1992.
She was a professional seamstress for many years and proudly mastered many creative hobbies, including knitting, crocheting, painting and gardening. She became a master gardener through Iowa State University and managed the Clear Lake Farmer’s Market for several years.
Mrs. Baago enjoyed decorating, caring for her beloved pet chickens and cats, and spent many years sharing her hobbies with Harry, including their first E-Bay business and auction hopping, where they developed many lasting friendships. The couple also enjoyed many years with a car club and being in parades with Harry’s 1932 Chevy, traveling to Las Vegas together, or they could be found maintaining their roadside vegetable stand, their massive home garden, or sitting side by side in their matching red recliners.
Mrs. Baago is survived by her husband; a son, Tobiason Shawn Dauber, Englewood, Colo.; a daughter and son-in-law, Tami LaDawn Nomack and Michael Nomack, Prospect, Conn.; grandsons, David and Daniel Nomack, Prospect, Conn.; a brother, Larry Martens, Tipton; a beloved niece, Lorna Morgan and husband Randy, Tiffin; a great-nephew, Maclane Morgan, Tiffin; her dearest neighbors, Vance, Kim, Maddie and Sean Wendel; as well as her step-family, and many close friends, doctors, nurses and staff members that she adored who cared for her over the last several years.