Robert W. Baker

Nov. 1, 1917 — July 26, 2016

Robert W. Baker, age 98, of Brodhead (formerly of the township of Troy) passed away on July 26, 2016 at Woods Crossing in Brodhead.

Robert was born on Nov. 1, 1917, the son of the late William and Agnes Baker. Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps serving his country as an MP during WWII. Following his time in the military, Robert returned to the family farm in the township of Troy to continue as a fifth-generation farmer at Baker’s corners across from the Baker country elementary school.

Robert is survived by his brother, Edward “Ted” Baker of Middleton and sister, Mary Baker of Brodhead. He is further survived by 12 nieces and nephews who were his “children,” and many dear friends.

Robert was preceded in death by his sisters, Alberta Hanna, Florence Kidd and Rachel Reich.

Graveside services for Robert will be held on Monday, August 1, at Little Prairie Cemetery in the township of Troy. Please meet at Haase-Lockwood Funeral Home, 320 W. Main St., Palmyra, at 11:00AM for the procession to the cemetery. The graveside service will begin at 11:15 AM.

Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Homes and Crematory of Eagle is assisting the family, 262-594-2442. For the online guest registry, please go to