Harold C. ‘Bud’ Baker

May 22, 1922 - Jan. 27, 2007

Harold C. "Bud" Baker, 84, died at his home Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, surrounded by his family. He was born May 22, 1922, in Milwaukee, to Clyde and Florence (nee Wahauski) Baker.

Harold graduated from Boys Tech in 1938. He served with honor in the U.S. Navy during World War II. On Aug. 2, 1952, he married the former Mary Helen Mayer. His beloved Mary Helen preceded him in death Dec. 24, 2005. Mr. Baker had worked at Pelton Steel in Milwaukee, Lippman Inc., and for many years at JC Penney at Northridge. He was also a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waukesha.

He is survived by his children, Kathleen J. (Thomas) Boyd of Loveland, Ohio, Timothy J. (Mary) Baker of Mukwonago, Harold C. Baker Jr. of Pewaukee, Terrence E. Baker of Thiensville, Joseph P. Baker of Oconomowoc and Benjamin P. Baker of West Milwaukee; seven grandchildren, Jamie (fiance Matthew Tomlin) Boyd, Brad Baker, Nicole Baker, Chad (Tiffany) Boyd, Jenny Baker, Amy Baker and Steven Baker; his sister, Hazel Fricker of Wauwatosa; his nephew, David Fricker of Waco, Texas; and former daughters-in-law, Lori and Heidi Baker. Other relatives and friends also survive. In addition to his parents and wife Mary Helen, he was preceded in death by his sister, Gladys Lippman.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7:30 p.m. parish vigil service Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Services will begin at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, with prayers at the funeral home, followed by a procession to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., Waukesha, for the 1 p.m. funeral Mass. Entombment with military honors will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery Chapel.

Memorials to the American Cancer Society, N19-W24350 Riverwood Drive, Pewaukee, WI 53188, are appreciated.

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