Harry K. Baker, 88, of Linton, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2008, at Greene County General Hospital.
Born to William and Dora (Allen) Baker on September 28, 1919 in Marco. He married Elenor Minnie McDonald on December 6, 1941.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army who served during World War II. During his military career he was the recipient of five combat awards which include a Purple Heart and five Bronze Stars. He later worked as a truck driver for Detroit Edison for 30 years, retiring in 1980. He was a member of the Church of Christ, Frank Courtney American Legion Post No. 22, VFW 7118 and DAV Chapter No. 99.
Survivors include: his daughters, Susan (Nick) Duytschaver of Linton and Linda (Jerry) Bandemer of Oscoda, MI; grandchildren, Malinda Rothe, Jerry Bandemer, Jr., Laura Northrop, Chuck, Robert, David and Dawn Skidmore; sisters, Phyllis Larabee of Canada and Alberta Moore of Port Huron, MI; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, three brothers and one sister.
Friends may call at the Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel from 4-7:30 p.m. on Monday with military honors to be conducted at 7:30 PM with American Legion Post Chaplain officiating. Interment will be at Cadillac Memorial Gardens East in Michigan at a later date.
The family has requested memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com