BAKER, Harry Robert 1906–1947
Posted By: Pat Hochstetler, Volunteer (email)
Date: 3/4/2013 at 11:38:13
World War II Veteran Is Buried in Military Service
Conrad’s first World War II returned veteran was called to rest Friday at 8:45 p.m. when Harry Robert Baker passed away at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Baker.
Harry was born Nov. 22, 1906 in Grundy Center, son of Orrin and Mary Baker, and had lived in Conrad for 30 years, being a carpenter and painter by trade. He graduated from Conrad high school in 1924. He served in the United States navy as petty officer second class, and spent 3 ˝ years in the Pacific theater.
Harry is survived by his parents; two brothers Orrin Dan Baker of Stevens Point, Wis., and Edmund W. Baker of Milwaukee, Wis. He was preceded in death by a brother and sister.
He was a member of the American Legion post 681 of Conrad; a long-time member of the Conrad fire department, and a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic church in Grundy Center.
Harry will be greatly missed by all who knew him, and will always be remembered for his many deeds of kindness to others; also for the kindness and respect bestowed upon his parents with whom he made his home.
The body remained at the Avey Funeral home until Monday evening at 8 p.m. where it was removed to the home for a Rosary service.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Sacred Heart church in charge of Rev. William M. Holub. The Conrad American Legion post conducted military services at the Grundy Center Sacred Heart cemetery.
Pall bearers were Dr. G. R. Could, Jim Gould, Dick Moseley, Leon Dodd, and Raymond Mertz and V. F. Sieverding of Grundy Center.
The Record joins with the community in extending sympathy to the bereaved family.
--Conrad Record – Thursday, April 3, 1947
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