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Elisabeth Natalie Baedeker

April 30, 2010
Lake Placid News

    BUFFALO, N.Y. — Longtime Lake Placid resident, Elisabeth “Elsie” N. Baedeker, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2010 in Buffalo in her 97th year.

    Elsie was born in Munich, Germany and immigrated to Buffalo in 1930 with her family. In Buffalo she met and married Kuno and raised their family in the Buffalo area. 

    In 1963 they moved to Canada until 1968 when they moved back to the States. In 1976 Elsie and Kuno retired in Lake Placid. Elsie lived in Lake Placid until 2008, at which time she moved to Buffalo to be closer to family.

    Elsie enjoyed travelling, hiking, swimming, cross-country skiing and being in the outdoors. 

    She will be remembered for her enthusiasm for life, her interest in others, her energy and her generous nature — she was an inspiration to everyone she met. She always put her family first — her family meant everything to her.

  Elsie will be sadly missed by her children: Elsie Kelly (Bob), Hans Baedeker (Pauline Jay) and Christine Anderson (Peter); her grandchildren: Kathy Perkins (Ed), Robert Kelly (Corinne), Karen Kelly, Jodie Daly (Jim), Tim and Holly Anderson; her great-grandchildren: Jon & Jeremy Perkins (Traci), Derek and Ryan Kelly, Dylan, Emily and Mary Peterson and Jay Daly; her great-great grandchildren: Molli Perkins, Corey and Eric Perkins; her nieces: Judy Penrod (Pat) and Elaine Simpson (Ken); and many friends.   

    She was predeceased by her beloved husband Kuno Baedeker; her parents Joseph and Josephine Morgenroth; brothers Herbert and Joseph Jr. Morgenroth; and her nephew Jeffrey Kelly. 

    The family will celebrate her life at a private memorial later in the summer.

    Friends so wishing may make donations, in memoriam to one of the following organizations: Buffalo Hospice (, Lake Placid Hospice ( or the American Stroke Foundation  (

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