Ivan Baker

Posted Online: Jan. 19, 2013, 5:49 pm
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Ivan Baker, 93, of Davenport, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Kahl Home, Davenport.
Private graveside services will be a later date at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. No services are planned. Weerts, Davenport, is handling arrangements.
He was born in 1919 in Weeping Water, Neb., to Sam and Vesta Baker. He married Marjorie Moore Nov. 17, 1945, in Weeping Water.
Surviving are his wife; daughter, Sharon (Jim) Fikar, Orland Park, Ill.; son, Joel (SunAe) Baker, Hillsboro, Ore.; grandchildren, Katy (Dave) Hurst, Brian (Hilary) Thomas and Kyle (Brittany) Thomas; great-grandson, Ivan Thomas; sister, Margaret Peck; and brothers, Lewis Baker and Charles Baker.


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