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1924 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Robert M. Baker, age 90, of Waterloo, IL, went home to be with the Lord on June 6, 2014 at St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Louis, MO. He was born April 25, 1924, in Marinette County, WI. He was married to the late Irene E. (Kjell) Baker. They were married Sept. 13, 1947, in Green Bay WI. She passed away Sept. 6, 2011. Robert was a member of Sheet Metal Worker Union - Local 265, 50 year member of SPEBSQSA - Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America. He served in the US Navy, and was a veteran of WWII. He attended Hope Christian Church, Columbia, IL. Surviving are his children, Craig (Kristine) Baker of Baton Rouge, LA, Brian (JoAnn) Baker of Columbia, IL, Carol (Karl) Merbach of Rapid City, SD, and Gary (Rhonda) Baker of Geneva, IL, 5 Grandchildren, 3 Great Grandchildren, sisters, Dorothy Nesbitt, and Gwenn (Wallace) Menghenni. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Ruth (Borden) Baker, son, Ronald Baker. Visitation will be Monday June 9, from 4 to 8 pm at Lawlor Funeral Home, Columbia, IL. Graveside Services and Interment will be held Wednesday June 11, 2014, at 2 pm, at Lakewood Memorial Park, Elgin, IL. Memorial contribution suggestions: Good Samaritan Center, Washington Park, Il. For more information, please access our website, www.lawlorfuneralhome.com.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on June 9, 2014
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