Obit: Baker, Philo S. (1902 - 2007)
Contact:  Jane F. Cashin

Surnames: Baker, DePas, De Pas, Powell, Kennedy, Kelli, Guerrero, Kordus

----Sources: Wausau Daily Herald.


Philo S. Baker, 104, formerly of Mosinee, has gone home to be with the Lord and his family Thursday, February 22, 2007, at Wisconsin Rapids Care Center [Riverview Manor], Wisconsin Rapids.

He was born November 3, 1902, in the town of Bethel, the son of the late Clarence and Prudence [De Pas] Baker (who were former residents of Loyal, Clark Co., WI). He married Mary Pospyhala. She died January 10, 1964. He then married Pearl Wickersheim on October 17, 1966, in the town of Bergen. She died January 4, 1983.

He farmed in the town of Bethel most of his life and did carpentry work. He was known for his flower gardens and plowing gardens in the Mosinee area. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Moon and sang with the Wausau Senior Choir for sixteen years.

Survivors include a son, Phil J [Mary] Baker, Jackson; five grandchildren, Phillip Powell, Mary [Sue] Kennedy and Steven Cjay Powell, all of Wisconsin Rapids; Robert [Kelli] Baker, Alameda, California and Suzanne Kordus, Jackson; three great-grandchilden and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Marion; five brothers and four sisters.

*Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 27, 2007 at Two Sisters Chapel, Moon. The Rev. David Guerrero will oficiate. Burial will be in Moon Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Beste Funeral Home, Mosinee. Visitation will be again from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the time of services at the church.*

NOTE: I have been receiving Christmas cards for years from Philo. I didn't receive one this past Christmas, so I thought maybe he wasn't in the best of health. His penmanship was not shakey when he was 103.



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