September 6, 2013

Claude Allen 'Bake' Baker


---- — Claude Allen “Bake” Baker, 84, Logansport, passed away at 12:32 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, in Memorial Hospital.

Born June 17, 1929, in Fulton County, he was the son of Harvey Lewis and Daisy Mae Lantz Baker.

On Aug. 9, 1953, in Cass County, he was married to Helen Marie Jardoun, who survives.

“Bake” was retired from Small Parts. He had also been employed at Switches, Inc.

He was a United States Army veteran was a member of the American Legion Post 60.

“Bake” was also a member of All Saints Catholic Church, where he had served as a Eucharistic Minister and usher. He was a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus, Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus and he was also a member of the Logansport Eagles where he was Past Worthy President.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are his children, Robert J. (Diane) Baker, Walton, Mary E. Baker, Logansport, David Allen (Hollianne) Baker, Mobile, Ala., Stephen Michael (Gina) Baker, Star City and Richard Louis Baker, Logansport.

Also surviving are a sister, Mabel Wolfe, Logansport; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a cousin, Tom Baker, Logansport.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at All Saints Catholic Church with Fr. Michael McKinney officiating. Interment with full military honors will be in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7:30 p.m. today at Kroeger Funeral Home, where an Eagles Service will be held at 5:30 p.m. and a Scripture Service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m.

Members of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus will stand guard today at the funeral home from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m.

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