OBITUARY

Francis L. Baker

June 6, 1935June 1, 2011

Francis L. “Frank” Baker, 75, of Duluth, passed away on June 1, 2011.

Frank was born in Duluth on June 6, 1935 to Roy and Lima (Utt) Baker. He graduated from Denfeld High School in 1953 and enlisted in the Air National Guard. A short time later he embarked on his life long career as a union plumber/pipefitter. After he retired, Frank resided at Pennel Park Commons and also served as its Property Manager. Later he moved to Miller Hill Manor where he spent his remaining years. Frank enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He was an avid Vikings and Twins fan as well as a bona fide “Trekkie.” He was a member of the Duluth Gun Club and the Knights of Columbus. Frank also served with the Clifton Volunteer Fire Department and was instrumental in acquiring new trucks and equipment for the fire department. He served as its Fire Chief for several years.

He is preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Roy and Ted; sister June; 2 sons, Steve and Scott; granddaughter, Jill; and great-grandson, Christopher.

Frank is survived by 3 daughters, NikiAnn Appel of Kansas, OK, Nancy Jo Owens of High Point, NC, Elizabeth (Dave) Sawyer of Plymouth, MN; 1 son Shawn (Rhonda) Baker of Beulah, ND; 9 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sister Phyllis James of Duluth, as well as many other family members and friends.

Graveside service will be held at 3 P.M. on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at Lakeview Palmers Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, 2nd floor Bethesda, Maryland 20814.

Arrangements under the direction of Bell Brothers Funeral Home, Duluth, MN.

Services

  • Graveside Service Saturday, June 4, 2011
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Bill Steck

June 7, 2011

Nancy,

I am so sorry for lost. My condolences goes out to you and your family.

Bill

Sharon Ferree

June 7, 2011

Nancy,
So sorry to hear of your Father's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family.

Kim Tate

June 7, 2011

Nancy,

I would just like to express my sincere condolences for you and your family. I am very sorry for your loss. You are definitely in my thoughts.

Faye Smolder

June 7, 2011

Nancy,
My prayers are with you and all of the family. May God's blessings fill each heart with peace and help the entire family to deal with the loss of a loved one. Peace in Christ

Scott Yocum

June 6, 2011

Nancy please know we are thinking of you and your family at this time. Your PRL team looks forward to seeing you soon.
Our love and condolences. Scott Yocum

Diane Blasi

June 6, 2011

Nancy,
Please accept my sincere condolences and know my prayers are with you and your family. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you! God Bless,
Diane

Lisa Brooks

June 6, 2011

Nancy,

You and your family have my deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Denise Schoenberger

June 6, 2011

Nancy,
I am so sorry to hear of your Father's passing. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Dave and Deb Johnston

June 4, 2011

Niki, Nancy, Elizabeth, Shawn & all. So terribly sorry to here about Uncle Butch. He was always one of my favorites. No matter how long it had been we could pick up like it was yesterday. Having just lost my Dad in February I know your hurt. You are all in our prayers.

June 3, 2011

Nancy,
I am so sorry to hear about your father's passing. Please know that my thoughts are with you and your family during the difficult time.
Micki McCall