Richard Kenneth Baker, 87, of Fremont, OH passed away on Monday, October 3, 2016 at Bethesda Care Center. He was born June 18, 1929 in Sandusky County, the son of Daniel and Zina (Crispen) Baker. He was a 1949 graduate of Fremont Ross High School.
Richard served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953. He married Georgia J. Hunt on July 28, 1951 at Trinity EUB Church in Fremont and she preceded him in death on August 3, 1991.
Richard was a Produce Manager at Kroger Grocery Store in Fremont for forty-five years, retiring in 1993. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Fremont, a member of the VFW, American Legion, Moose and Eagles, all in Fremont. Richard enjoyed playing pool, horse shoes, cards, and plowing gardens with his John Deer tractor. He also enjoyed fishing and going to casinos. He was an avid fan of the Detroit Tigers.
Richard is survived by his children, Linda (Jeff) Holcomb, Gibsonburg, OH, Jennifer Wagner, Michael (Janet) Baker, Daniel (Katie) Baker, Susan (Bill) Gruber, Connie (John) Gefeke, Mary Ann (Larry) Brockmueller, all of Fremont, OH, Sandy (Joe) Warchola, Kasilof, AK; sister, Marcella Ridley, Fremont, OH; nineteen grandchildren; twenty-nine great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Georgia Baker; brothers, Gerald and Junior Baker; son-in-law, Bill Wagner.
Visitation: Friday from 2 – 4 pm and 6 – 8 pm at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St., Fremont, OH.
Service: Saturday, October 8, 2016, 10:30 am at Trinity United Methodist Church, 204 N. Wayne St, Fremont, with one hour of visitation at church prior to the service. Pastor Ben Wallick will officiate.
Burial: Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Clyde, OH with Military Honors provided by the American Legion and VFW.
Memorials: Bethesda Care Center, Trinity United Methodist Church or Stein Hospice.
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