1917 - 2009
||Victor Lewis Baker [1, 2] |
||16 Oct 1917
||rural Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa [2, 3, 4, 5, 6]
||Wolf Creek Township, Woodbury County, Iowa 
- Victor Baker, son, male, white, age 2 4/12, single, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, occupation none
|Iowa State Census
||Wolf Creek Township, Woodbury County, Iowa 
- Victor Baker, son, male, white, age 7, single, number of years in the U.S.: 7, number of years in Iowa: 7, state highest grade (1-8): 2, number of months in school in 1924: 9, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: Kenneth Baker, father's birthplace: Iowa, father's age at last birthday: 29, name of mother: Clara Strackbein, mother's birthplace: Iowa, mother's age at last birthday: 28, place of marriage of parents: Iowa, church affiliation: Methodist
||Union Township, Woodbury County, Iowa 
- Victor L. Baker, son, male, white, age 12, single, attended school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, state code: 65, occupation none
||Pierson, Woodbury County, Iowa 
|Pierson Community School |
||Kingsley, Plymouth County, Iowa 
|an unknown northwest Iowa newspaper; republished at the Plymouth County, Iowa, GenWeb web site |
- Kingsley (IA) -- Victor L. Baker, 92, of Kingsley, passed away early Monday morning, October 19, 2009, at the Sunrise Retirement Community in Sioux City.
Private funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2009, at the Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley with Pastor Bert Burwell, A.I.M. of the Salem Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Fairfield Cemetery, rural Rock Branch, Iowa. Military respects will be provided by the American Legion Kingsley-Nash Post #140. Visitation will be from 2:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 2009, at the Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., and a prayer service beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Victor Lewis Baker was born October 16, 1917, rural Anthon, Iowa, the son of Kenneth and Clara (Struckbien) Baker. He attended the rural country school and later, Pierson Community School. On May 19, 1942, Victor enlisted into the United States Army from Fort Des Moines, Iowa, and served his country as a flight chief in charge of eight B-24 Liberator heavy bombers during WWII. After faithfully and honorably serving his country during conflict, Master Sergeant Baker was discharged of his military duties on October 7, 1945, from the AAF Separation Center in Sioux City, Iowa.
He was acknowledged with numerous medals and awards, including a bronze star. Victor returned to Iowa to work and reacquaint himself with his family and friends. A particular pretty young lady from his earlier childhood years, caught his eye and the two began dating. On September 2, 1946, Mae Belle Irene Florke and Victor were united in marriage at the Salem Lutheran Church, rural Correctionville. They became the busy parents of five children. Victor was a steward of the earth and it was obvious to those who knew him best, that his greatest priorities in life were tending to his farm operation and lovingly caring for his wife and children. Later, upon becoming a "Grandpa," his grandchildren loved coming to the farm and spending precious time. Victor and his preferred John Deere equipment, farmed for 36 years until he retired in 1983. Victor was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church. He and Mae Belle treasured their time together dancing with the Kingsley Swingers Square Dancers, attending Lonny's wrestling meets, and traveling. In his leisure time, Victor enjoyed filming home movies, photography, and researching his genealogy. His wife and children will always remember Victor as a hard-working, easygoing and honest man!
Victor is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mae Belle Baker of Kingsley; his children, Linda (Lyle) Tietsort of Irwin, Robert (Marie) Baker of Ida Grove, Gaylen (Peggy) Baker of Salix, Julie (Dennis) Walling of Anthon and Lonny Baker of Kingsley; his sister, Viola (Joe) Gengler of Remsen; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter, and numerous other relatives and friends. Preceding Victor in death are his parents, his two sisters, Bonnie Meissner and Blanche Majeres; his three brothers, Clarence, Rosco and Warren Baker, and his great-grandson, Cole Johnson.
|Social Security Administration Information
- Name: Victor Baker; Last Residence: 51028 Kingsley, Plymouth, Iowa; Born: 16 October 1917; Died: 19 October 2009; State (Year) SSN issued: Idaho (Before 1951)
||Find A Grave Memorial# 90835437  |
- His grave is at the Fairfield Cemetery, Correctionville, Woodbury County, Iowa; memorial provided courtesy of Bill Bates
There was no headstone photo online at the Find A Grave web site as of October 2012
||19 Oct 2009
||Sunrise Retirement Community, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa [5, 6, 9]
||22 Oct 2009
||Fairfield Cemetery, Correctionville, Woodbury County, Iowa [6, 9]
||31 Mar 2015 |
||Kenneth Clifford Baker, b. 1 Aug 1896, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa , d. 9 Jan 1957, Le Mars, Plymouth County, Iowa |
||Clara Strackbein, b. 9 Jan 1897, Midway, Woodbury County, Iowa , d. Abt 26 Feb 1988, Kingsley, Plymouth County, Iowa |
||18 Nov 1915
||Onawa, Monona County, Iowa [11, 12]
||Le Mars, Plymouth County, Iowa 
||Iowa Gravestone Photo Project Memorials#: 483651S3 & 483650S3  |
- Their grave is at the Memory Gardens Cemetery, Sioux Center, Sioux County, Iowa; memorial provided courtesy of mkholub. The epitaph on the stone is: "Baker. Kenneth C., 1895 - 1957. Clara, 1897 - 1988"
A headstone photograph was available online at the Iowa Gravestone Project web site as of October 2012
||Victor Lewis Baker|
Victor Baker, son of Kenneth Clifford and Clara (Strucbien) Baker, was born in 1917 in rural Anthon, Iowa, and died at Correctionville, Iowa, in 2009.
- [S5624] Baker, Warren Everett - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of the Sioux City Journal, April 25, 2006; Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).
- [S588] Veromi Report (Reliability: 3).
- [S3963] Birth Database (Reliability: 3).
- [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
Wolf Creek Township, Woodbury County, Iowa; enumeration district: 243; supervisor's district: 11, sheet number: 1A, page number: 105; enumeration date: January 2 and 3, 1920
- [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).
- [S426] Find A Grave (web site) (Reliability: 3).
- [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
Wolf Creek Township, Woodbury County, Iowa; Roll: IA1925_2007
- [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
Union Township, Woodbury County, Iowa; enumeration district: 97-73, supervisor's district: 4; sheet number: 4A, page number: 76; enumeration date: April 12 and 14, 1930
- [S5635] Baker, Victor Lewis - Obituary, (originally published in an unknown Northwest Iowa newspaper, October 2009; Iowa; republished at the Plymouth County, Iowa, GenWeb web site) (Reliability: 3).
- [S5643] Baker, Roscoe V. - Obituary, (probably published originally in the Le Mars, Plymouth County, Iowa, newspaper in February 1995) (Reliability: 3).
- [S5632] World Connect - Stoller Family History: lgstoller, (last updated: 2009-01-08 15:43:26 UTC (Thu), contact: Larry) (Reliability: 3).
- [S1143] LDS Ancestral File (Reliability: 3).
- [S5630] Baker, David W. - Obituary, (originally published in The Sioux County Capital, page 2, June 15, 1961; Orange City, Sioux County County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).
- [S5631] Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (Reliability: 3).