BAKER, HOWARD MAX  (VETERAN  WWII) - Labette County, Kansas | HOWARD MAX  (VETERAN  WWII) BAKER - Kansas Gravestone Photos

Howard Max (Veteran WWII) BAKER

Mount Pleasant (AKA Altamont) Cemetery
Labette County,

US Navy
US Coast Guard
US Merchant Marines
World War II
January 9, 1924 - February 19, 2007
Masonic Emblem

Born & died in Labette County, Kansas

Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Homr Records
Howard Max Baker, 83, of rural Altamont, died at 9:30 am, Monday, February 19, 2007, at the Good Samaritan Center in Parsons.
He was born January 9, 1924, to Wilford and Jessie Kugler Baker on his father's home place two miles north of Altamont. He attended his first years of school at Baleu country school. He attended his eighth grade in town and graduated from Altamont High School in 1942.

During World War II he served in the Navy, Coast Guard, and the Merchant Marines. Following his discharge, he traveled extensively while working as a heavy equipment operator for more than 50 years. On March 25, 1947, he and Lois VanCleave were united in marriage at the First Baptist Church in Coffeyville. They first made their home in Cherryvale for 18 years before moving to their farm north of Altamont in October 1971. She survives of the home.

He was a member of the Operating Engineers Local No 101 of Kansas City, Missouri, the Altamont Masonic Lodge No 69 A F & A M for over 50 years, the Royal Arch and Masonic Council Lodges of Independence. He also served on the Cherryvale school board for several years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors are Wife Lois of the home, rural Altamont,2 Sons - William J Baker rural Oswego, Kansas and Bruce Alan Baker and his wife, Connie Dennis, Kansas, 2 Grandchildren - Bryce and Hannah Baker Dennis, Kansas. Sister - Vera Bolen Oswego, Kansas Numerous Nieces and Nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Brenda Baker, sister, Marguerite Palmer; and a brother, Wilford, killed in World War II.

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Contributed on 9/25/13

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Submitted: 9/25/13 • Approved: 10/9/18 • Last Updated: 10/12/18 • R8247-G0-S3

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