Louis Baker


MARIENTHAL — Louis Joseph Baker, 89, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at Wichita County Health Center in Leoti.

MARIENTHAL — Louis Joseph Baker, 89, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at Wichita County Health Center in Leoti.

He was born July 29, 1924, near Marienthal, to Anton and Caecilia Baier Baker.

A lifetime resident of Wichita County, Mr. Baker was a farmer/stockman.

On Nov. 22, 1949, he married Betty Lou Geyer in Marienthal. She survives. Other survivors include four sons, Steven and Melvin Baker, both of Marienthal, Kenneth Baker of Scott City, and Michael Baker of Walnut Creek, Calif.; three daughters, Maurita Koerperich of Garden City, Tamara Martin of Holcomb, and Lori Graff of Marienthal; two brothers, Joseph Baker of Haddam, and Bernard Baker of Colby; four sisters, MaryAnn Winter of Leoti, and Celine Wimmer, Imelda Smith and Inella Scheffe, all of Marienthal; 20 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson; and seven siblings, Bernadine Pahls, Marguerite Zellner, Florence Zellner, Elizabeth Geyer, Pauline Baker, Anthony Baker and Marie Baker.

Vigil service will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Marienthal. Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery in Marienthal.

Visitation hours are noon to 8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Leoti. Condolences may be sent at www.priceandsons.com. Memorials are suggested to Leoti Emergency Medical Technicians or the St. Mary School Building Fund, both in care of the funeral home.

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