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Tracie Lynnette Baker

Jun 16, 1978 - May 02, 2024


Tracie Lynnette (Burgess) Baker was called to her heavenly home on Thursday May 2, 2024 at St. Vincent’s hospital in Green Bay. She was born on June 16, 1978 in Missoula MT, the daughter of Richard Burgess and Carol (Sykes) Hoban.
Tracie had a great big family and many wonderful friends she loved dearly. She was a kind caring person who saw the best in everyone. If you needed something, she would make sure you had it, no questions asked. She loved to take care of others. She lived a simple life filled with love, laughter, and coffee. She raised her children to be strong, independent, and loving. She always strived to help her children succeed throughout there lives.
Tracie enjoyed arts and crafts and often would throw everything she had into a project. She enjoyed “Sheboygan Rocks” and probably painted 10,000 rocks. They are now a part of her legacy spread around Sheboygan for all to enjoy. She enjoyed tie dyeing, painting, baking and making things for other people. If you asked for one batch of cookies you would get two batches and some banana bread. She loved to take pictures so much she must have been a professional photographer in her past life, she was always in the moment getting pictures of her kids, friends and family. She also enjoyed getting a cup of coffee, driving to the lake and taking pictures of the sunrise. One of her favorite things was a casual Sunday with fuzzy slippers, writing in her journal, a hot cup of coffee, while sitting on the porch with not a worry in the world.
She enjoyed being a grandma and loved getting the chance to run around the playground with Dylan Jr. and pushing Dani on the swings, laughing, enjoying life and the precious moments spent together. Her oldest grandson Dylan Jr. couldn’t say Tracie so he made the nickname Grandma TreeTree which will live on for all eternity.
Tracie, Mom, Grandma TreeTree, T-dawg, T-Bell no matter what she was known as, everyone could attest to her loving nature and caring personality. She loved 80 degree summer days spent at the beach, bonfires and cookouts with family and friends. Tracie loved all things coffee, she would always get ready for work early so she could stop at Starbucks, she did this so often that she didn’t have to order anymore the baristas always knew her order by heart. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends and all who knew her.
Those left behind to cherish Tracie’s memory include her mother Carol Hoban; her father Richard (Kristine) Burgess; fiancé Steve Wieck; five children Caleb Carter, Dylan (Julia) Burgess, Chase Burgess, Brayden Burgess, Isabella Baker; three grandchildren Dylan Jr. Dani, and Dominic Burgess; five brothers Jason (Heather) Burgess, Terence (Angel) Hoban, Christopher(Jennifer) Wirtanen, Jason Wirtanen, and Michael (Mark) Wirtanen; a sister Jeri (Wirtanen) Happel; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, numerous relatives and friends.
Tracie was preceded in death by her grandparents, Charles and Alice Burgess, Raymond and Gladys Sykes; an aunt, Diane Burgess; and an uncle, Royston Sykes.
Even when she was hurting she wanted to solve everybody’s problems and she would be happy to know she is continuing to help others through the miracle of donation. Tracie’s soul moved on to her heavenly home but she gave the precious gift of life and hope to others by donating her heart, kidneys, liver, and pancreas.
On Monday May 6, 2024 family and friends gathered to share in a walk of life ceremony which concluded with the raising of the donor flag at St. Vincent’s hospital, which flew for the rest of the week in honor of Tracie and her generous gift of life.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in remembrance of Tracie.
The family would like to thank all of the first responders; the staff of St. Nicholas Hospital and St. Vincent Hospital; and UW Organ and Tissue Donation for their care of Tracie.
The Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home has been entrusted with Tracie’s arrangements.



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Loretta Henschel

Traci you were a heavenly angel taken way too soon. I enjoyed when I used to work at walmart with you. We kept in touch a little on Facebook but I wish we had gotten to talk and hang out more. You will be greatly missed by many. RIP until I get to see you again one day.

Vicki Christenson

Oh how I miss you!!! You were my hero and you were called home. You have been my rock. When Austin got sick you were there to cry with and keep my spirits up. You are so truly missed. Austin loves you so much and he misses you. Keep watching over us. U til we meet again.

Nicole Kupsch

I still can’t believe this is true. U were the one who really helped me get into my church spirit now every time I wear those shirts I’ll ALWAYS think of u! I know ur up there just dancing with coffee in hand while jamming to Christian music! The girls and I will truly miss u! Rest easy now that ur no longer in pain! We love you Tracie!

Nikki pocian

Traci where do I even start I have known you for so long you were always there when I needed you even when we would not talk for years we could catch up and have a cup of coffee you were always amazing not only to me but my kids you will truly be missed by everyone who has ever met you rest in peace love you

Crystal Van

Tracie where do I even begin. You truely brought a light into my life when our friendship began years ago. You were such an uplifting soul to all around and we will miss how you light up the room. Your bright smile and contagious laugh is greatly missed. Thank you for all our beautiful memories that I will forever hold close! Rest peacefully Tracie ❤️ Love and miss you always!

Alan & Sylvia Sykes

Tracie we remember when we first saw you the year of your birth 1978, your mom and dad were so proud. We have not seen you blossom into life with all the things that life brings because of where we are in England but your mom has kept us up to date with family issues and know you will be greatly missed. A very sad time for all of your family and friends. With the greatest of love from uncle Alan & aunt Sylv

Lois Lucious

I could write a book, but I'll keep it simple. I miss you 😔 I miss our morning chats. I miss hearing your laugh. I miss everything about you... I wasn't ready to lose you 💔 I love you my easy Trac

Andrew Westcott

Rest well Tracie, you made every shift better. Sorry to see you leave so soon.

Michelle Lankford

Tracie and family Where do I begin. All of you have been part of my life for so long you are family. Tracie and I have been best friends for almost 40 years. I always thought we had more time. I know you are where you need to be now, amongst the angels. You will always be my hero. I will miss you until we meet again my sister. I love you with my entire soul and will cherish every moment and memory we have shared. Fly high beautiful

Courtney Hawver

Tracie I will never forget all our fun adventures helping people. You had the gift of extraordinary generosity. Always had a smile on your face and got people together to take pictures to mark the moments and memories. Your heart of gold will live on through the people you have touched with your kindness and your fun-loving spirit. Much love to your family, especially Izzy, Dylan and Chase who grew up with Cam when you had him over for fun adventures when I had to work. Love you all. Courtney and Cam Hawver