Anne Elizabeth Kuske, 96 years old, passed away on March 24, 2022 at home surrounded by love. A celebration of life and interment at Isanti Union Cemetery will take place at a later date. Memorials to charity of donors choice.
Anne Elizabeth Kuske was born on February 21, 1926 to Rev Sidney B. & Hattie (Johnson) Nelson in Mt Vernon, WA. She graduated from Mpls North HS in 1943. After 1 year at Bethel College, Anne went to WA to work at the Boeing plant during WWII. She met and married Raymond Baker Jr., a career Navy man. They settled in Corpus Cristi, TX. and had 2 sons. After the marriage ended, Anne and the boys moved to Cambridge, MN where she eventually met and married Donald Wick. Another son and a daughter were born of this union.
Anne made a career at the Cambridge State Hospital, retiring after 30 yrs. She met Dr. Albert Kuske at work and later married him. After retiring, they split their time between MN and AZ until Al passed away.
Anne considered each of her children as her greatest successes. Her many passions kept her busy: oil painting, sewing, ceramics, doll making, beading, collecting, traveling, hiking, playing piano, singing, church work, reading and gardening.
The last 30 years of her life were filled with family and producing quilts (100+). Many folks across the U.S. have a quilt made with her hands!
Anne was preceded in death by her husband Al, parents, brother Sid Nelson & his wife Perry, and grandson Jason Baker.
She is survived by her sons; Raymond Baker III, Sidney (Phyllis) Baker, John (Colleen) Wick; daughter Elizabeth O’Neill; 4 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; her brother Donald (Romayne) Nelson; and her sister Lois (Lynn) Becklin.
One of Anne’s favorite sayings for her loved ones was “I love you, a bushel and a peck, a hug around the neck, a barrel and a heap and I’m talking in my sleep!”