Robert Russell Baker
January 23, 1926 – February 1, 2020
Robert Russell Baker, 94, passed away on February 1, 2020 in Bowie, MD. Born January 23, 1926 in Lincoln, NE to William Russell and Myrtle May (Hudson) Baker. Robert graduated from Lincoln High School and the University of Nebraska Lincoln. He proudly and honorably served in the Army during WWII. Upon his return from WWII Robert married the love of his life, Evelyn Genevieve Bodfield on Easter Sunday, April 6, 1947.
Robert had a long distinguished career as an investigator with the ATF division of the Treasury Department, retiring after 38 years of government service. Love of music and Nebraska Cornhuskers were a constant in Robert’s life. He played trumpet in the Lincoln High School Band, entertained with Panama Hattie Band during WWII and professionally with the Eddie Garner Band. Robert’s family was his universe, encouraging, supporting and loving his wife, children and grand children.
Survived by his children; Deborah René Rouff (Stan), Robert Craig Baker (Linda), Christen Javot Baker. Grandchildren; James Kutt (Louise), Brian Baker (Carrie), Erin Kidwell (Brian), Brooke Rouff (Freddy), Alana Sharlow (James), Ryan Geary (Rachel), Olivia Weems (Tyler), Noah Baker (Ashley), Drew Trout. Great-grandchildren; Kahlil, Vivian, Dylan, Gavin, Emma, Addisyn, Natalie, Corinne, Blake, Matilda, Stevie, Jackson, Briar, Eustace, James. Preceded in death by wife, Evelyn; his parents, sisters Evelyn Trumble and Lois Blanc.
Viewing will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 2 to 4 pm at the Robert E. Evans Funeral Home, 16000 Annapolis Road, Bowie Maryland. Burial will be at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery 6800 S 14th St, Lincoln NE at a later date.
- Evelyn Genevieve Bodfield Baker, Wife (deceased)
- Deborah Rene Rouff, Daughter
- Stan Rouff, Son-in-law
- Robert Craig Baker, Son
- Linda Baker, Daughter-in-law
- Christen Javot Baker, Daughter
Mr. Baker is also survived by his grandchildren James Kutt (Louise), Brian Baker (Carrie), Erin Kidwell (Brian), Brooke Rouff (Freddy), Alana Sharlow (James), Ryan Geary (Rachel), Olivia Weems (Tyler), Noah Baker (Ashley), Drew Trout.
Great-grandchildren: Kahlil, Vivian, Dylan, Gavin, Emma, Addisyn, Natalie, Corinne, Blake, Matilda, Stevie, Jackson, Briar, Eustace, and James.
Graveside Service & Interment
Lincoln Memorial Cemetery
6800 S 14th Street
- Visitation and Military Honors Saturday, February 8, 2020
Robert Russell Baker
February 6, 2020
"Another Lincoln High Job Well Done."
February 5, 2020
Uncle Bob, I will never forget, the summer I was in Maryland and the family was taking me sight seeing in D.C., you said to me that I should be a proud young lady, not every one gets to see what you are seeing. And all I want to do was go swimming. Uncle Bob you had a way about you that when we were little, we always were afraid of you, but you also had a little crooked grin too. I was so blessed to have you in my life, I know you are giving the ladies, Aunt Pete, my mom and Aunt June heck for doing something funny. You will be missed by many. RIP
Donna Nusser (Clese)
February 5, 2020
There are so many memories that I have of your dad. My second home was 2800 Liberty Pl., but I always remembered that he made sure he had Twinkies in the house for me when I would come over. He never complained about picking us up at team club even on a cold rainy Friday night. I am so very sorry for your loss.
February 4, 2020
I am happy u was taking care of u Mr.Baker we share two years together i am Going miss your smile we share so great memorys together sitting outside
U signing u sitting in your chiar smiling i am going miss everything about u i just dont know what iam going to do with out u love u soo Mr.Baker