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MOUNT PULASKI -- Don Eldon Baker, 83,
of Mount Pulaski, died Friday, June 20, 2008, at 7:10 p.m. at
Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the First Christian
Church of Mount Pulaski. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at
the church, with Jeremy Thomason and Bill Shanle officiating.
Burial will be in Mount Pulaski Cemetery.
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home is in charge of
Mr. Baker was a lifelong farmer in the area.
He was born Feb. 6, 1925, at Buffalo, Mo., to
Walter and Oma Cowan Baker. He married Margaret Ruth
Martin in Lincoln on May 11, 1946.
He is survived by his wife, of Mount Pulaski;
three sons, Ronn (and Joann) Baker of Streator,
Larry (and Pam) Baker of Mount Pulaski and special
son Kevin Baker of Dwight; two daughters, Debra
Pollock of Lincoln and Candy (and Gary) Foss of Camp
Point; three sisters, Freda McGee of Mount Pulaski,
Joyce Scroggin of Mount Pulaski and Rosanna Irving
of Springfield; eight grandchildren, Seth, Audra,
Bethany, Julie, David, Clint, Ian and Ashley; and
nine great-grandchildren, Trenton, Dawson, Cade,
Owen, Lydia, Julian, Brock, Wyatt and Vincent.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary
Eileen Baker, and two brothers, Bertrum and James
For many years, he was totally dedicated and
involved in all phases of the Mount Pulaski
Christian Church. He was also a member of the Mount
Pulaski Historical Society, a volunteer at Mount
Pulaski Courthouse and a member of Logan County Farm
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that
memorials be made to the building fund at Mount
Pulaski Christian Church.
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