Kenneth Baker, Elkhorn, WI (1944-2014)
December 17, 1944 - February 24, 2014
Kenneth Baker, 69, Elkhorn, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at St. Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee. Ken was born Dec. 17, 1944, in Lake Geneva, WI, the son of Ralph Baker and Leota Fish. Ken graduated from Badger High School in Lake Geneva, WI, in 1963. Ken was a U.S. Army Veteran during the Vietnam War. He married Linda Hirsch May 11, 1968, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Delavan. Ken worked for the Williams Bay Police Dept. for several years and, then, for the Walworth Co. Sheriffs Dept. for 31 years, retiring in 1998. Ken was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. He loved cars and collected Classic Cars. He belonged to The Open Air Convertible Club of Madison. Ken was a master woodworker, making everything from Picture Frames to furniture to building just about anything. He was a member of the Delavan Rotary Club. Ken was a member of the American Legion Post in Elkhorn, WI.
Ken is survived by his wife, Linda of Elkhorn; two daughters, Becky (Todd) Cabrera of Minneapolis, MN, and Abby Baker of Elkhorn; two brothers, Richard Baker of Tampa, FL, and Leo Baker of Lake Geneva, WI; also three granddaughters, who he cherished as his little princesses.
Ken's funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Sat. March 1, 2014, at OUR REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH with the Rev. Robert P. Rickman officiating. Burial is in Spring Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the CHURCH from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday. A reception will follow at 2 p.m. at the Delavan American Legion Hall. Memorials may be made to the church. BETZER FUNERAL HOME is serving the Baker Family.