|Birth: ||Jun. 23, 1921|
|Death: ||Jan. 15, 2004|
WONEWOC - Dr. Homer P. Baker, age 82, of Wonewoc, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at St. Joseph's Nursing Home in Hillsboro on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004, following a courageous battle with Parkinson's disease. He was born on June 23, 1921, in Blanchardville, Wis., to Dwight and Doris (Parkinson) Baker. He graduated from high school in Blanchardville. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated with a degree in family medicine.
He met his wife, Dovie, while both were serving in the U.S. Navy in Camp Pendelton in Oceanside, Calif., during World War II. They were united in marriage on April 27, 1946, at Camp Pendelton. They returned to Wisconsin where he practiced medicine in Brodhead for three years. In 1950, they moved to Wonewoc where he started a family practice that continued until his retirement in 1986. Dr. Baker was affiliated with the Reedsburg Hospital and St. Joseph's Memorial Hospital in Hillsboro.
He was instrumental in developing many recreational activities in Wonewoc. He was an active member of the Wonewoc Development Corporation, the American Medical Society, and the State Medical Society. He was also an active member of the United Methodist Church in Wonewoc. Dr. Baker touched people's lives, not only through his medical practice, but also through his love for nature. He enjoyed planting trees, and new lives within the community, and watching them grow.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dovie Baker of Wonewoc; three children, Nancy and Joseph Lally of Wonewoc, Madge Ann Baker and Philip Stevenson of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Steve and Colleen Baker of Wonewoc; two grandchildren, Jonathan and Stephanie Baker of LaCrosse, and Josh Baker and fiance, Ashley Cole of Wonewoc; two brothers, Wilson and Shirley Baker of Idaho, and Douglas and Irene Baker of Blanchardville; a sister, Marian Noble of Arizona; a special family friend, Drew Benish; and nieces and nephews; along with other relatives and friends.
Dr. Baker was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Bobbi Jo Baker; and his parents.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, in the UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in Wonewoc with Pastor Laverne Ulrichsen officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Eden Cemetery in Wonewoc with military graveside rites conducted by the Wonewoc American Legion Post No. 206.
Dwight Eldridge Baker (1888 - 1938)
Doris Edna Parkinson Baker (1889 - 1947)
Dovie Elain Harris Baker (1924 - 2013)*
Marion Ellen Baker Noble (1914 - 2010)*
Fredrick Wilson Baker (1917 - 2006)*
Douglas Lee Baker (1919 - 2011)*
Homer P. Baker (1921 - 2004)
Pine Eden Cemetery
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