Donald R. (Bake) Baker
Residence: Buffalo, Indiana
Died: Sunday, October 14, 2012
Location: 3:28 a.m., at his residence surrounded by his family
 
 
Age: 83
Date of Birth: Sunday, December 23, 1928
Birth place:
Branch: Navy
Service: World War II
Father: Leslie Baker  
Mother: Irene ( Clerget ) Baker  
Marital Status: Married
Resided in: Buffalo, Indiana, community most all of his life.
Funeral Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Funeral Location: 10:30 a.m. at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana
Clergy: Tom Haynie of the Buffalo Christian Church of Buffalo, Indiana
Burial will take place: Buffalo Cemetery in Buffalo, Indiana
Visitation will be: 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana.
Biographical Information: Bake had lived in the Buffalo, Indiana, community most all of his life. He had worked as a machinist at the old White County Machine Shop in Monticello, Indiana, until they closed. Bake then went onto work as a machine maintenance man for Wilson Foods in Logansport, Indiana, for over nineteen (19) years. He loved hunting and fishing. Bake would go out night or day to hunt for whatever was in season. Nobody knew the Tippecanoe River in Buffalo, Indiana, better than Bake did or caught more fish then he did. Bake loved going to Minnesota for fishing, and did that for numerous years. He was a member of the Buffalo Christian Church in Buffalo, Indiana. Bake loved and enjoyed family get togethers and dinners. He would tell everybody that he had the most wonderful and amazing family ever.
Special Services: Flag Presentation by the Honor Guard of the American Legion, VFW, and AmVets Post, all of Monticelllo, Indiana, will be conducted at the Buffalo Cemetery in Buffalo, Indiana.
Memorial Information: Memorials may be given to the Buffalo Christian Churh, or to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the fuenral home.
Marriage Information: On August 17, 1949, at the home of Rev. Hall in rural White County, Indiana, he married Beverly "Jean". Hinshaw. She survives.
Survivors include:
Wife,
Beverly J. "Jean" Baker of Buffalo, Indiana;

Daughters,
Terri Lee (husband John) Neff of Winamac, Indiana, and
Beverly Ann (husband Rick) Lucas of Monticello, Indiana;

Son-in-law,
Terry E. Blackman of Buffalo, Indiana;

Grandchildren,
Robert "Rob / Robbee" (wife Stephanie) Blackman of Zionsville, Indiana,
Stacy (husband Michael) White of Star City, Indiana,
Aaron (wife Catherine) Jachim of Pulaski, Indiana,
Ryan (wife Lynnette) Blackman of Burnettsville, Indiana,
Justin (wife Jennifer) Lucas of Idaville, Indiana,
Ricki (husband Matt) Westerhouse of Buffalo, Indiana,
Nathan (wife Lisa) Jachim, and
Joe (wife Aubrie) Lucas, both of Winamac, Indiana,
Leslie Jachim of Indianapolis, Indiana, and
Brittany (husband Todd) Toole of Greer, South Carolina;

Step Grandchildren,
Shane Neff of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina,
Randa (husband Frank) Hill, and
Christopher "Chris" Neff, both of Asheboro, North Carolina;

Twelve (12) Great Grandchildren, and Thirteen (13) Step Great Grandchildren;

Sisters,
Shirley (husband Henry "Hank") Balcom of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and
Carole (husband Jerry) Stinson of Monon, Indiana;

Sister-in-laws,
Mary Jane Baker of Monticello, Indiana,
Karen Baker of Greenwood, Indiana, and
Ida Mabel Hinshaw of Monon, Indiana;

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces, Great Nephews, and Cousins.
Preceded in Death:
Parents,
Leslie and Irene (Clerget) Baker;

Daughter,
Donna J. Blackman;

Brothers,
William "Bill", Earl, Joseph "Joe", and Jerry Baker.
Arrangements by:
Miller - Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960 ( 574 ) 583-8488.