Joseph I. Baker

Born: Mon., Apr. 13, 1925
Died: Sun., Sep. 25, 2016

Graveside Inurnment Service

3:00 PM Fri., Oct. 07, 2016
Location: Skyview Memorial Park

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Joseph I. Baker

April 13, 1929 - September 25, 2016


Joseph I. Baker, 91, a Pendleton resident died Sunday, September 25, 2016, at a Walla Walla care facility. 

A Graveside Inurnment will be held Friday, October 7, 2016, at 3:00 PM at Skyview Memorial Park in Pendleton.  Sign the online condolence book at  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. 

Joseph was born April 13, 1925, in Hewitt, Minnesota, to Joseph A. and Esther E. (Chase) Baker.  He attended Honeyford Grade School and Gilby High School.  He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in September of 1944 and served in WWII and the Korean War.  He was honorably discharged from the Navy in September of 1951.  On September 4, 1948, he married Norma Jean Lane in Longview, Washington.  They made their home in Kelso, Washington, for thirty years.  Joe worked in Longview, Washington, as an appliance service manager.  The couple came to Pendleton in 1981.  In March of 1982, Joe began work at St. Anthony Hospital as the maintenance supervisor.  He retired from St. Anthony in 1990.  He was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church.  Joe enjoyed fishing, hunting and photography.

He is survived by his son David Baker & wife Kimberly of Tumwater, Washington and two grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his wife Norma, his parents and a sister. 

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