|Birth: ||Jan. 13, 1930|
|Death: ||Jan. 21, 2011|
LINCOLN -- [Retired Illinois State Trooper #288] Wilbur L. Baker, 80, of Lincoln, died Friday, January 21, 2011, at 4 a.m. at the Christian Nursing Home.
Wilbur worked for Illinois State Police, District 9, Springfield from 1957 through 1987. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, 1952-1954.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Lincoln, Lincoln Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion Post 263 and the Fraternal Order of Police.
Wilbur was born June 13, 1930, in Hartsburg. His parents were Louis Nicholas and Edith Matilda Schwantz Baker. He married Joanne Arnold in Lincoln on May 8, 1960. She preceded him in death on Aug. 4, 1984. He later married Evalyn McAfee on May 23, 1986, in Springfield.
He is survived by his wife, of Lincoln; two sons, Ron (Jean) Hall of Lincoln and Randy (Nettie) Hall of Lincoln; one daughter, Pam (and Dean) Huston of Springfield; six grandchildren, Rachel Hall, Angie Snell, Lisa Webster, Nicole Huston, and Aric and Kevin Monkman; six great-grandchildren, J.D. Snell, Bailey Snell, Justin Boston, Cody Huston, Haylee Huston and Zoey Huston; and one sister, Irma Neil of Jacksonville, Florida
He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Pat Webster; four sisters, Dorothy Hildabrand, Ruth Gehlbach, Esther Lolling and Louella Kagel; and one grandson, Chad Hall.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Association, Christian Nursing Home or the donor's choice.
Visitation held be 1-3 p.m. Sunday, January 23rd at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. Funeral held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, January 24th at the funeral home. Rev. Mark Thompson officiated.
Burial in New Union Cemetery, with military rites by Lincoln American Legion Post 263.
Joanne Baker (1931 - 1984)*
New Union Cemetery
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Rest in peace, Wilbur.|
Added: Jan. 21, 2011