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Joe Baker

July 15, 1929 — January 18, 2024

Wesley Joe Baker passed away January 18, 2024, at St Lukes East Hospital in Lees Summit, Missouri. Joe was born in a farmhouse southeast of Humboldt on July 15, 1929, to Lonnie Baker and Blanche (Beeman) Baker.

Joe attended Prairie View Grade School through the 8th grade, then Humboldt High School graduating in 1947. He went to Neosho County Community College and worked at the Oil Field Research Company taking readings for the lab. After College Joe worked at the Humboldt Elevator Mills.

Joe met Anita Scott while in 4-H and they dated through their school years and were married on December 20, 1950. Joe was drafted into the Army in 1950 and did his basic training at Camp Carson, Colorado. Joe was then transferred to Sparta, Wisconsin, for his advanced training and later his Commanding Officer sent Joe and another man to Ansbach, Germany, to serve as Army Cooks in a brand-new Mess-Hall. Joe was discharged from the Army in 1953.

After Joe returned home from the Army, he worked for 6 months on the farm and then he started working as a carpenter for T.O. Frevele and did that for the next 10 years. Joe and Anita bought a farm in 1961 and start milking, farming, and continued carpentry. In 1996 Joe stopped milking and started raising dogs and soon after quit carpentry, too. He continued to raise dogs during his retirement.

In November of 2021, Joe and Anita were admitted to the Yates Center Nursing Home, they have a lot of good care takers there that loved them both and took very good care of them.

Joe enjoyed quail hunting, pond parties, country music, and socializing with family and friends. Joe was a lifelong member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church of Humboldt, Kansas.

Joe was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Joni Kay Baker; granddaughter, Kristy Ammons; his parents, Lonnie and Blanche Baker; in-laws, Russell and Opal Scott; infant brother, Ronnie Gene Baker; and brother, Carrol Baker.

Joe is survived by his wife, Anita Baker; children, Roger and Jan Baker, Scott and Greta Baker, Tim and Judy Baker, John and Linda Baker, Sherry and Ron Herder, Terry and Mike Taylor; 34 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and 9 great-great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 28, 2024, in The Venue at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service, 1883 US Highway 54, Iola, Kansas. A funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 29, 2024, at St Peter's Lutheran Church, Humboldt, Kansas. Burial with military honors will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery, Humboldt, Kansas.

Memorials are suggested to St. Peter's Lutheran Church, and may be left with Feuerborn Family Funeral Service.

Condolences for the family may be left at www.feuerbornfuneral.com .
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation with Family Present

Sunday, January 28, 2024

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

The Venue - Feuerborn Family Funeral Service

, Iola, KS 66749

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Livestream of Funeral Service

Monday, January 29, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Monday, January 29, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Peters Lutheran Church

910 Amos Street, Humboldt, KS 66748

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Burial

Monday, January 29, 2024

11:15 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Mount Hope Cemetery (Allen County)

1282 Hawaii Road, Humboldt, KS 66748

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