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Eldon J. Baker

February 10th, 1933 – November 1st, 2015

Eldon J. Baker, age 82, of Ipava, passed away at 7:42 pm on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb. He was born on February 10, 1933 in Buckheart Township, Fulton Co., IL, the son of Damon and Opal (Brown) Baker. Eldon married Barbara Klinedinst on June 7, 1953 in Lewistown. She survives.

He is survived by his daughter, Diana (and Craig) Horwedel of Tulsa, OK, 3 Grandsons, Sean (and Amber Fiddler) Horwedel, Shane Horwedel, and Shael (and Jaclyn) Horwedel, 3 Great-Grandchildren-Layla, Gunner, and Skyler Horwedel and his sister, Connie (and Gene) Lockard of Ipava.

Eldon farmed for over 50 years and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a member of the Grace Bible Church of Astoria, Past President of the Fulton County Fair Board, Fulton County Soil and Water Conservation Board, Fulton County Farm Bureau, Pleasant Township Board for several years, and the Pritchard Clark School Board. He was a former member and past president of the Astoria Lions Club. He enjoyed hunting, bowling, gardening and making crosses for his friends.

Services will be held at 11 am on Friday, November 6, 2015 at the Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Pastor Cody Stinnett will be officiating. A visitation will take place from 6 to 8 pm on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Lewistown with military rites provided by the Ipava American Legion. Memorials may be made to the Ipava American Legion, the Ipava Fire Department, or the food bank of the donor's choice.

Condolences


November 2nd, 2015

We are so blessed to have known Eldon. We will miss him so much, but we know he is safe in the arms of Jesus, his savior!

November 3rd, 2015

Barb and family,
I was deeply saddened to hear of Eldon's passing. There are few words to say, but his life speaks the loudest. He was a good man, and he will be missed. May the Lord hold you in his arms and give you confort during this time of your loss.
Mina Dickinson

November 3rd, 2015

So very sorry to learn of the passing of Eldon. Sincere Sympathy Lorenda and Alvin Spilker

November 3rd, 2015

So sorry to hear of Eldon's passing he will be greatly missed. Prayers for the family. Merri Tingley

November 3rd, 2015

So sorry to here of Eldon passing.bob and loretta mummert

November 3rd, 2015

Very blessed to have met Eldon. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Bless you all. -Amy Hart

November 3rd, 2015

So sorry to hear of Eldon's passing. I remember how much my Dad thought of him, & the fun bowling trips that both of you & my parents took. Prayers to Barb & Diana at this very sad time in your lives. Debbie Douglas Young

November 3rd, 2015

Barb and Family,
Our sympathy -- Eldon was ever so ready to meet his Lord and Savior in person. I remember with fondness the visits while he was recuperating after his mouth surgery.
Danie de Beer and Family

November 3rd, 2015

All my sympathy to Eldon's family Bud Stockham

November 4th, 2015

We are so sorry to hear of Eldon's passing and grateful for the grace and embrace of his heavenly Father! We will continually pray for God's peace and comfort to be in you in the many days ahead.
Krukewitt family

November 4th, 2015

So sorry to hear of Eldons passing. And so glad we got to see your guys while we were back. While we miss them terrible, we know he is in a better place. OIur thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Barb. Rollie and Marcy.

November 5th, 2015

So sorry to hear about Eldon. We will all miss him, especially Ruthy. He is with Jesus and we we see him again! Love, Trones

November 5th, 2015

Our prayers are with the Family.
George and Mildred (McMillan) Anderson. Mountain Home, Ar.

November 5th, 2015

Barb and Family,
Dana and I were so sorry to hear of Eldon's passing. He will be dearly missed by all those who knew him. I know my mom and dad held him and you in the highest regard, and considered both of you to be some of the closest friends they ever had. All our sympathy and love you guys. Dave and Dana Perardi

November 6th, 2015

Dear Barbara and Connie,
I was so sorry to learn of the loss of Eldon. He was such a nice man. And I considered him a cousin, though only by marriage as we shared our Aunt Eunice and Aunt Chloris. Please accept my deepest sympathy. May God bless you.
Lois Ann (Goudy) Holler

November 6th, 2015

I was so sorry to hear about Mr. Baker passing. He was a patient for many years and I enjoyed our frequent visits. He will be missed. So sorry for your loss.

November 6th, 2015

I was so sorry to hear about Mr. Baker passing. He was a patient for many years and I enjoyed our frequent visits. He will be missed. So sorry for your loss.

November 6th, 2015

Barb so very sorry to hear about Eldon,he and dad are sharing mushrooming stories again. Didn't hear of his passing in time to come to any setvices. Rhonda Jones

November 7th, 2015

Barb and Connie, so sorry for your loss. Eldon was a sweet man and will be missed by many. Karen Lowe

November 12th, 2015

Barb, my heart hurts with Eldon passing. Brad and the boys send their condolences as well. I will always hold special thoughts of him dear. Until we see him again, in Glory.

November 14th, 2015

Albert V called me, but I was swamped at office. Prayed daily since learning of his illness in April. You will meet again; that is the promise of the oldest preserved book. The rain falls on the good and the evil; another illustration of the truism. Sorry, Stan & Nancy.

November 15th, 2015

Barb and family,
You are in our thoughts at this sad time. Mike & Marla Rumler
Marlyn Jones