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Franklin Baker
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Birth: Jul. 14, 1917
Reserve
Sawyer County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Oct. 29, 2010
Hayward
Sawyer County
Wisconsin, USA

Franklin Baker, 93, of LCO, died Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at Waters Edge Care Center in Hayward.

Franklin was born on July 14, 1917 in a wigwam in Reserve, the son of Henry and Rose (Mitchell) Baker. He attended Hayward Indian School until he had to quit and help his mother support the family. Franklin was united in marriage to Martina Rufus in Hayward. He worked as a logger and sawyer for the DNR and Forestry Service and also worked various jobs in Minneapolis and Chicago. Franklin worked as a foster grandparent at Baby Bear Daycare.

He is survived by his son, Roger (Rae Ellen) Baker; daughters, Patricia Belille, Bonnie (George) Belille; nine grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; 15 great- great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Franklin was preceded in death by his wife, Martina; son, Douglas Baker; daughter, Theresa Isham; his parents; brothers, Bill Baker, Patrick Baker, Charlie Baker; sister, Kitty Baker; grandson, Roger Belille; son-in-law, William Belille.

Funeral: Tribal Funeral Rites will be held beginning with a feast at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 1, 2010 at Pineview Funeral Service in Hayward. Bobby Williams will officiate.

Burial will be in Chief Lake Cemetery, LCO.

Visitation began at 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 31 at the funeral home.

Honorary casketbearers will be George Belille, Sam Jockey, Carl Miller, George Morrow Jr., John Quaderer and Wayne Wade.

Casketbearers will be Willard Gouge, Jim Miller, George Morrow III, Scott Penass, Louie White and Duck White.

Pineview Funeral Service is assisting Franklin's family with the arrangements.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry G Baker (1884 - 1965)
  Rose Mitchell Baker (1889 - 1965)
 
 Spouse:
  Martina Rufus (1921 - 1980)*
 
 Children:
  Bonita Esther Baker Belille (1949 - 2013)*
 
 Sibling:
  Patrick Baker (1905 - 1948)*
  Franklin Baker (1917 - 2010)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Chief Lake Cemetery
Sawyer County
Wisconsin, USA
 
Maintained by: Stacy (Skemp) Hollmann
Originally Created by: Nancy (Cowley) Weise
Record added: Nov 01, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60969536
Franklin Baker
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