Robert E. Lee Baker was born on July 28, 1937 in Ranson, Ill., a son of Robert and Dorothy Baker. He passed away Oct. 25, 2013.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1958-1962. After serving in the Navy he worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for 28 years.
He married Alva Anderon on Dec. 17, 1971. She brought four children into the marriage, all of whom he adopted. They include Vicki (Jesse) Torres, Cindy (Raymond) Nelson, Scott (Jami) Baker and Mark Baker. Other survivors include 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Bob enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, feeding the birds and collecting guns.