Walter Lewis Baker

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Walter Lewis Baker, age 87, of North Riverside, WW II Army Veteran. Beloved husband of the late Josephine B. Baker, nee Bussema; fond father of Nancy (Robert) Osbrink and Henry (Joanne) Baker; dear grandfather of Claire Baker, Russell Baker and Ruth Osbrink; brother of Marilyn (the late Reynold) Appino and the late Betty (the late Victor Domzalski) Hartman; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.  Visitation Thursday, December 15, 2011 from 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd.  9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. He will Lie in State Friday, December 16, 2011 from 11:30 A.M. to time of service 12 Noon at Ascension Lutheran Church, 400 Nuttall, Riverside, IL. 60546. Interment Private, Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery.  Walter lived a full life while enjoying family and friends.  He loved to travel, often with the Ascension Leisure Group to Elder Hostels.  When Walter was not spending time with family, friends or traveling; he volunteered at Ascension Church.  He worked at Western Electric in Cicero, for over 30 years, where he retired as a department chief.  Memorials appreciated to the Mission Endowment Fund, Ascension Lutheran Church.  Information 708-485-2000 or

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