Dec. 20, 1932 -- Sept. 5, 2012
Glen Baker, age 79, of Kipton, passed away on September 5, 2012 at New Life Hospice in Lorain. He was born on December 20, 1932 in Gregory KY, and has lived in Kipton since 1956.
He worked for Salo Tree Service in Oberlin for over 28 years and had also worked for Firelands Schools, retiring in 1990. He was a member of the Kipton Community Church, founding member of the Kipton Sportsmens Club, Camden Fire Dept., Life Member of the VFW Post 451 in Lorain, American Legion Post 888 in Columbus, and the Amherst Eagles Aerie 1442.
Glen was a 32nd degree Mason in the Scottish Rite Valley of Cleveland and a member of the Oberlin Masonic Lodge #380. Glen served in the US Army in Panama, guarding the canal. He was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years Gatha (Slagle), a daughter Glendola (Walter) Zickefoose, of Wakeman, a son Tim (Beverly) Baker, of Kipton, grandson TJ Baker, of Kipton, granddaughters, Amanda Brand, of Wakeman, Jennifer Seeley, of Wellington, Mariah Deitz, of Amherst, Bobbie Jo Kozak, of Amherst, great-grandchildren Brooke and Cheyenne Brand, Taylor and Hailee Kozak, Savannah Grace Seeley, and Hayden John Deitz, sisters Irene Davis, of IN, Etta Lee Keith, of Kipton, a brother Boyce Baker, of TX, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Piercy and Clora (Gregory) Baker, an infant brother Bobby Lee Baker and a great-granddaughter Maranda Faith Seeley.
Friends may call on Saturday from 1:00 pm until the time of services at 3:00 pm at the Morman Funeral Home, 16 Cooper Street, Wakeman.
Online condolences may be left at mormanfuneralhome.com
Memorial contributions may be made to Kipton Community Church.