John B. Baker
Born February 20, 1921 in Crowville, Louisiana to Ella (Betz) and William Register Baker, John graduated from Louisiana Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in mechanical engineering and from Georgia Tech with an M.S. in electrical engineering. After serving in the Navy during World War II
, he worked his entire career with Shell Oil Company as a research engineer in new product development. He retired from Shell in 1991. John died October 31, 2013.
He is survived by Lois, his wife of 67 years; his children John Douglas (Marilyn), Nancy (George Vernon), and Don (Leslie Gold); his grandchildren Melissa Albright (Stan), Jennifer Jazwinski (James), Claire Leeds (Bill Bevis), Sierra and Juliette Baker; his great-grandchildren Andrew and Jessica Howard; his brothers Wallace and Denis; his sister Ella Margaret Humble; his in-laws Peggy Baker, Mary Lou Baker, Margie Lee Read, and Leslie Read; numerous nieces and nephews; and his friends in his Shell family of coworkers, notably Ruthie and Gordon Chambliss.
A celebration of John's life will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Union Presbyterian Church, 2707 5th street, Monroe, WI. Online condolences may be share at www.newcomerfuneralhome.net