September 23, 1941 – September 14, 2019
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He is survived by his sisters: Beverly (late Gilbert) Schuitema, Lolita Baker, Marcia (late William) Russell; and brothers: Joe (Connie) Baker and Michael (Patti) Baker. Cherished uncle to many nieces and nephews. Billy was preceded in death by his loving wife Carol Baker, parents Homer and Hildred Baker, brothers R. Lee Baker and Tom Baker, and sister Linda Smead.
Friends may visit with the family on Friday, September 20, 2019, at the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing, Illinois from 10:00 to 11:00am, with services beginning at 11:00am. Billy will be laid to rest on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 2:00pm at Walnut Grove Cemetery, 1458 South Walnut Grove Road, Bloomfield, Indiana 47424.
Billy was a proud United States Army Veteran. He was a member of the Vietnam Veteran South Side Chapters, American Legion Post 697 member, and a member of the Lansing Memorial Foundation. He also enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, and being a member and participating in the Civil War Reenactment Organizations. He was loved by many, and he will be truly missed. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Billy’s name to the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital, 5000 5th Ave., Hines, Illinois 60141.