Larry Robert Baker

Born: Tue., Dec. 3, 1957
Died: Fri., May 19, 2017

No services to be held

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Larry R. Baker, age 59 of Nebr. City passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017 at The Ambassador in Sidney, IA.

Larry was born on December 3, 1957 in Nebraska City, NE; the son of Robert Wollen and Edna May (McConnaughey) Baker.  He attended school at Nemaha Valley.

He was married to Chris Trull.  They later divorced, but have remained close friends.  Larry worked most of his life as a garbage man.  He enjoyed over 30 years as a Sanitation Engineer in and around Nebraska City.

Larry had many hobbies he enjoyed in life.  He loved NASCAR, especially Dale Earnhardt.  He collected NASCAR memorabilia and was a good mechanic himself.  He was the go to man  among his family and friends when it came to their cars.  He kept everybody’s car running.  He would do anything for anybody.  Larry was a simple man who did not complain.  He enjoyed spending time with his children, writing poetry, drawing and listening to music.  He also liked fishing, hunting, and watching the western channels on TV.

He is survived by his children:  Billie Baker and Nicholas Baker; one grandchild Linkoln Baker; significant other Chris Trull; siblings:  Diane Bossung and partner Micky of Nebr. City; Patricia Jo Mullins of Sidney, IA; Sue Thompson and husband Theodore of Sidney, IA; Kathy Wiles and husband Ken of Huntington Beach, CA; Jill White and husband Michael of Sidney, IA and Karen Baker of Cook, NE; many nieces and nephews and other family and friends, including special friends:  Gene Snyder, Jimmy Olsen, Linda Martin, B.J. Aldana, David Goeden, Scott Sydow and sister-in-law Sherri Stack.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Vicki McKee.

Larry’s wishes were to be cremated with no services to be held.

The Baker family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers at the Ambassador Sidney for their care and continued support. Their love and compassion was greatly appreciated at their time of need.

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Doug & Kelly
   Posted Wed May 24, 2017
Larry was a great guy...he was a great neighbor & he was there to help when you needed him.
He was a great boss & co-worker for Doug.
What a great loss.

Sharon (Payne) Barrett
   Posted Wed May 24, 2017
Dear friend Patty and family,

I was so sorry to read of your brother's death. He had fought a long, hard battle and God saw it was time. I know you will miss him greatly. Hold tight to the many memories you have, especially all the things you had done for him to make things comfortable and as pleasant as possible for him during these last weeks/months. You were so kind, loving, and caring at a time when he really needed that. When you feel like talking, give me a call. My thoughts, prayers and love go out to you, my dear friend.

Dave Goeden
   Posted Tue May 30, 2017
Larry was my best friend, he also was like a brother to me. We did everything together when I lived in Nebraska. We hunted, fished, worked on cars, and just spent quality time together. I tried to visit him everytime I came back to Nebr. for a visit. He was a very good man, with a very kind heart. I will miss him dearly, but I will always have my memories and some pics of him that no one can take from me.

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