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William "Bill" Baker
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Birth: 1930
Death: Sep. 23, 2006


Published on October 15, 2006
Des Moines Register, Page 11-B


Santa Rosa, CA

William (Bill) Baker died at his home in Windsor Saturday, September 23, 2006 at the age of 76.

He was the loving husband of Maxine Baker for 53 years. Bill was the beloved father of Debbie (Mike) Kauk, Dawn Sherrie Baker, Todd (Mary) Baker and Jeff (Tanna) Baker. He was the dear brother of Ed (Pat) Baker, Mary Lou Palmer and Jan (Joyce) Baker and the adored grandfather of Star (John) Cox, Crystal Kauk, Danielle and Christopher Baker and great-granddaughters, Madison, Jocelyn and Lillian Cox.

Bill was born in Jefferson, Iowa to Lyle and Louise Baker. He was raised in West Des Moines where he developed a love of horses. After graduating from high school he enlisted in the Marine Corps where he served in the KOREAN WAR. He returned to Iowa State College after the service where he met and married Maxine Elliott in 1953. They came to California in 1957 and raised their family in Saratoga where Bill delivered milk as Blue Hills Dairy for over 20 yrs. After selling his route he began a video game business that he ran for ten years until retirement. Later he worked for Santa Rosa Junior College Bookstore during "rush". "Bill was friendly and never met a stranger".

Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service Saturday October 21, 2006 at 1 p.m. at White Oak Church, N.E. 38th St., Elkhart, Iowa. Inurnment is in White Oak Cemetery, White Oak, Polk County, Iowa. Arrangements are handled by Santa Rosa Mortuary Eggen & Lance Chapel 707-545-3747.
Note: Birth year estimated as about 1930 based on age 76 at time of death.
White Oak Cemetery
White Oak
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Terry B. Hardy
Record added: Oct 18, 2006
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- Strings of the Heart
 Added: Jan. 8, 2007
Remembering You William~Blessings
- Blessed Always
 Added: Nov. 2, 2006
Thank you for your service in Korean War, Marine. Semper Fi.
- Terry B. Hardy
 Added: Oct. 18, 2006

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