Curtis Baker

Curtis Baker

91, passed away October 23, 2012. He was born November 20, 1920 to the late Ross and Opal Baker in Commiskey, Indiana. Growing up, he graduated from Manual High School in Indianapolis. Soon after, he met the love of his life, Mary, to whom he was married for 62 years.

Curt served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. Later, he became a Mason and Shriner.

Curt was active in sports, being a referee and umpire, with his sons Dennis and Steve, for many high schools around Indiana. He was a hard working man and always came home to his family.

Baker, as everyone called him, loved country music, old movies and NASCAR racing.

While living out his retirement in Clearwater, Florida, he was trusted by all of his neighbors. They all gave him their house keys, so he could take care of them while they were away.

Curt had 1 brother, Paul Baker of Clearwater, Florida. He had 4 children: Dennis (Judy) Baker of Lakeland, Florida, the late Steve Baker of Clearwater, Florida, Brenda Lou (Mike) Frey of Greenwood, Indiana and Barbara (Noble) Hatfield of Carmel, Indiana. Curt had 3 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

There will be no service.

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Nov. 7, 2012