Harry Dean Baker Jr.

June 8, 1932December 19, 2011

Harry Baker, 79, Kansas City, MO passed away December 19, 2011 at the Kansas City Veteran Administration Medical Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 4737 N Cleveland, Kansas City, MO, burial in Resurrection Cemetery North. Friends may call from 6-8 PM Tuesday at the church where the Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Gabriel Catholic Church.

Harry was born June 8, 1932 in Atchison, KS. He was a charter member of St Gabriel Catholic Church and served as lay minister and member of the choir. Harry was a United States Navy Veteran, who served his country in Korea. He is a member of the VFW and a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans. Harry served is community in the following ways: He was a member of the Knights of Columbus for over 50 years including serving as a past Grand Knight. He volunteered his time during the holidays to appear as Santa Claus for various organizations. He was a member and past president of North Hills Optimist Club. Harry served on the board and as past president of Synergy House. He served on the board of directors and as past vice president of Respite Care Services. He served on the board of directors and as past president of Northland Festivals, Inc. Harry was named the “Voice of Snake Saturday” and was the first and charter member of the Shamrock Club, an organization honoring those who serve the Northland Irish Celebrations and Charities. Harry was the 2011 Grand Marshall of the Snake Saturday Parade. Harry served as a Clay County Republican Central Committee member for many years. Harry was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Patricia A Baker.

He is survived by his children, Kathleen and Phillip Johnson, Timothy Baker and Rosalyn Kolich, Stephen Baker and Bobbie Kuhns, Dana and Mike Schwartz, Christopher and Donna Baker, Mary Belman, Thomas and Trishia Baker, Michael and Veruska Baker; grandchildren, Patrick & Elizabeth Johnson, Hannah Baker, Joshua Baker, Laura and Brandon Rogers, Sarah Schwartz, Ian Baker, Kathryn and Bryan Baker, Luca Baker; great granddaughter, Camille Rogers.


  • Visitation Tuesday, December 20, 2011
  • Rosary Service Tuesday, December 20, 2011
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 21, 2011
  • Committal Service Wednesday, December 21, 2011
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, December 21, 2011
  • Rite of Committal Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Harry Dean Baker Jr.

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December 27, 2011

As you go through this tough time, please remember that God views those who die as precious in his eyes (Psalm 116:15).

Gabriel Esteban

December 25, 2011

Please give my condolence to the Baker family, I am sorry to hear the passing of Mr. Baker and he will be missed.

Joe & Kimberly Burns Family

December 23, 2011

Chris & Donna we are so sorry for your loss. God Bless the entire Baker family.

Joe & Kimberly Burns Family

December 23, 2011

Chris, Donna and Family- We are so sorry for you loss. God bless your family.

Nanci Whitley

December 21, 2011

I expect there's a special place in Heaven for Harry. He was a wonderful man and his passing is a great loss to his family and the community. Please accept my condolences.

December 20, 2011

Baker kids,
Please accept my sincere sympathy upon the death of your dad. Now they're both gone. I will remember each of you in my prayers. Juanita Kuebler

Debbie Van Pelt

December 20, 2011

I am so sad to hear that the Baker family has lost Harry. I know you are a devoted Christian family, so I hope you find some comfort in knowing Harry will be spending Christmas with Jesus this year, along with Patricia.
I have worked with Harry for decades on Snake Saturday. I'm so thankful he got to serve as Grand Marshal for his very last parade.
I loved Harry, as did many others. He will be truly missed.
God's peace to all of you.
Debbie Van Pelt
Snake Saturday Publicist

marcia adamson

December 20, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with the Baker family at this time of sorrow.

Julie Kenward

December 20, 2011

Mary, Tommy & the rest of the Baker clan, I know what a huge loss this is for you. Over the years I heard so many "dad" stories that I almost feel like I knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

December 20, 2011

i have known the Baker's for many years. Harry was involved in everything and always liked the spotlight. you should be so proud of father and grandfather who always did for others and enjoyed everyone