Eugene (Weiner) Lester Baker, 78, died July 17, 2003 at his home in Payson. He was born Jan. 16, 1925 in Maywood, Ill.
He graduated from Proviso East High School, participated and excelled in baseball and various other sports. He married Jeannette Pillen in March 1945. They moved to Lindenhurst, Ill. in 1955 where he enjoyed many happy years. He retired to Land O'Lakes, Wisconsin in 1988. From 1996 until his death, he spent part of his time in Deer Creek near Payson.
Mr. Baker is survived by his wife, Jeannette of Payson; daughters, Sharon (Howard) Kildahl of Payson, and Annette (Kenneth) Anderson of Jonesboro, Ga.; son Marnie (Karen) Baker of Round Lake Beach, Ill.; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, mother, a sister and a brother.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Illinois.
Donations can be made to RTA Hospice, 107 E. Frontier Street, Payson, AZ 85541, or the charity of your choice.
Arrangements were handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.