Charles “Chuck” Wayne Baker, 87, of Cedar Rapids, died Monday April 17, 2017 in Meadowview Memory Care Village. Graveside Services: 1:30 p.m. Friday at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery by the Rev. Cindi Mc Kee. Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Lorraine Baker, his children; Wayne (Shelly) Baker of Solon, Iowa, Brenda (Dean) Roberts of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Vicki (Jeremy) Dearduff of West Des Moines, Iowa, his siblings; Elmer Baker of Vicksburg, Michigan, Larry Baker of Pennsboro, West Virginia, Doris Jean Talkington of Moundsville, West Virginia, Marjorie McMinn of Middlebourne, West Virginia, Nancy Crouse of West Union, West Virginia, Mary Ann Richards of Middlebourne, West Virginia, and Barb Tracy of Elkins, West Virginia. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Kathy Baker-Morgan in 2002 and brothers, James and Bobby Baker.
Chuck was born April 9, 1930 in Lima, West Virginia, the son of Benton and Carrie (Orr) Baker. He was united in marriage to Lorraine Alice Wedo on August 1, 1953 in Soap Lake, Washington. He retired from Farmstead Foods in Cedar Rapids and served in the Air Force during the Korean War. Chuck enjoyed Stock cars, camping and was an avid bowler. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.