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Roger D. Baker, 79, of Dixon, IL, passed away quietly Sunday, September 10, 2017, at Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital, Dixon, surrounded by his wife, Sherri, daughters, grandchildren and loved ones on the phone.
Roger was born June 14, 1938, to Milford and Dorothy (Schoville) Baker in Livingston, WI. He married Cheryl "Sherri" Dubs in 1983 and spent the next 41 years enjoying their family, friends, and gardening. Roger was a 1956 graduate of Sabula Community School.
He is survived by his wife, Sherri Baker of Dixon; one son, Kevin (Andrea) Baker of Eldridge, IA; three daughters, Kimberly (Jerry) Karsjen of Ames, IA, Lorilei (Rachel) Baker of Bondurant, IA, Dianna (Tony) Groff of Yorkville; one brother, Glen Baker of CO; 12 grandchildren; and 9½ great grandchildren.
Roger was welcomed home in heaven by his parents; three brothers; and one sister.
Visitation will be from 3-5:00 p.m., on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon, followed by a 5:00 p.m., memorial service, at the funeral home. Cremations rites have been accorded.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.
Published on September 12, 2017
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