OBITUARY

Robert Lynn Baker

July 4, 1940December 23, 2020
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Robert Lynn Baker, age 80, of Lawrence, Kansas passed away on December 23, 2020 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Private services will be held at a later date.

Bob was born on July 4, 1940 in Kansas City, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy L. Baker and Flora Mae Baker.

Survivors include his 5 children, Beth Wiebe, Kathy Baker, Mike Baker, Jenny Worden and Amy Wilson; 14 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; his sister, Nancy Langford; 5 nephews and 2 nieces.

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Carol Kimmich (Ott)

January 5, 2021

A beautiful tribute to your Dad. So many memories. May these memories sustain you through this difficult time. Bob never lost that charming smile. He and your Mom left a wonderful legacy through you five kids. Thank you so much for sharing this video. Your families are in my thoughts and prayers.

Diana Patterson

January 5, 2021

What a very lovely video remembrance, bringing back memories of days gone by. What a legacy the children of Bob and Diane are. God’s peace to all who mourne.

Jim Porter

December 31, 2020

I was a couple of years younger than Bob. met him at Northwest Jr, then followed him to Wyandotte where I was basketball manager for three years. Next was the Beta house at K-State. Bob was a roomate my first semester. I always admired Bob's kindness, his smile, self-discipline and athletic abilities. He was a mentor to me.
Also, Diane was a class leader, and lead in the school play(s) at Wyandotte. From looking at the pictures, I would say there are five lovely children. Peace to all of you at this time.

Junior Thiry

December 29, 2020

I saw Bob do many amazing things over the years, but one thing stands out over others. It was in the City (Kansas City, Kansas) Track Meet in 1955 when Bob, as a ninth grader, was anchoring the 880 yd relay for Northwest Jr High had the baton passed to him a full 20 yds behind the leader of the race - with only 220 yds to go. Rather than giving up, Bob’s competitive spirit kicked in and he caught up, winning by running 220 yds faster than the leading team’s anchor ran 200 yds. That feat was a prologue of his future accomplishments including earning three state championships in track and in basketball at Wyandotte HS.

Beth Wiebe

December 28, 2020

Dad always loved to give great gifts and he was the best gift giver! I will treasure last Christmas ...our last one together... now Dad has been given the greatest gift of all as he celebrates in heaven with his blessed Savior!

Louise Poe

December 28, 2020

Hello.
I am greatful for Bob Baker life.
He may had his Storms in Life.
Best that his Parents brought him up in their Faith threw the Methodist church.
1953 as a 3 yrs old Cousin to Bakers, they took me n my 18 month old baby brother for 1 yr.
It was only to be 2 weeks.
But my birth dad was getting his life in order.
Thank Bob Baker stepping up as a Big brother in my time of emotional need.
Louise Poe

Beth Wiebe

December 28, 2020

Dad always loved giving gifts and gathering as a family for the Holidays. I will always remember our last Christmas together. Now Dad celebrates in heaven and rejoices with his Savior!

Jennifer Worden

December 28, 2020