Larry R. Baker, of White Lake, died Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at his home. He was 73 years old. He was born on December 22, 1942 in Brownwood, Texas a son of the late Richard and Bette (Boggs) Baker. He met Edwina “Winnie” Luthe the love of his life at age twelve and they married on June 12, 1961 at Des Moines, Iowa. She survives.
He graduated from Lincoln High School and attended Drake University both in Des Moines. He continued his education at Michigan State University.
Larry followed his Grandfather and Father into the grocery business and owned several stores having retired in 2002.
He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, woodworking, antiquing and white water canoeing. He was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and had a place in his heart for all the animals his wife brought home.
In addition to his wife of 55 years, survivors include three children, Lena Baker, Rob (Heather) Baker and Dan (Lisa) Baker all of the Langlade area; 20 Grandchildren; 13 Great-Grandchildren; and a sister, Katie (Ron) Bult of Florida.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a grandson, Josh Baker; a great-Grandson Colin Cormican; a nephew, Tom Lenzner and his mother and father-in-law, Evelyn and Henry Luthe.
A private gathering will be held in the spring.