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Obituary for George Wilbur Baker
George Wilbur Baker, age 89, of Chrisman, died Monday, October 3, 2011 at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville, Illinois. George was born October 10, 1921 in rural Chrisman to Carl and Dora Belle (Gordon) Baker. He lived and farmed in the Chrisman area all his life. He married Norma Ruth Lynch on April 21, 1950; she preceded him in death in 1997. George enjoyed farming and working the land. He is survived by two sons, Richard (Marsha) Baker of Chrisman and Donald (Deb) Baker of Chrisman; one brother, Gordon Baker of Chrisman; two grandchildren, Jolenne Douglas of Indianapolis, IN and Leanna (Daniel) Truitt of Avon, IN; and one great-grandchild, Ireland Truitt. He was also preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Bette Carroll. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Krabel Funeral Home in Chrisman. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 a.m. For those who wish, memorials may be made to Chrisman Peace Meals in care of the funeral home. Burial will follow at Franklin Cemetery. Online condolences and service information are available at www.krabelfuneralhome.com.