Loren Lee Baker, age 78, of Ulysses, Kansas died Thursday, December 26, 2013 at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses, Kansas. He was born March 23, 1935 in Ulysses, Kansas, the son of Loren Clinton and Eileen Myrtle (Troika) Baker.
Loren attended school in Griffin, Indiana and graduated in New Harmony, Indiana. He served in the United States Army was honorably discharged. Loren married Alice V. Mounts on January 12, 1955 in New Harmony, Indiana. Loren worked for the Ford Motor Company in Michigan from 1957 – 1962; for B&W in Indiana from 1962-1969. In 1969, they moved to Kansas and he worked at Ansel Manufacturing, Tom Gregg, Sunflower Lumber, and for 20 years at Grant County Road and Bridge. Loren was a member of the Dexter D. Harbour American Legion Post #79. He was a carpenter, and enjoyed camping, fishing and spending time with his grandkids.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Baker of their home; son Brian Baker and wife Heather of Ulysses, Kansas; daughter, Teresa Brown of Chanute, Kansas; seven grandchildren, Bryce Baker, Doug Smith, Cody Marris, LeeAnn Smith O’Brien, Trent Baker, Julian Baker, Alison Baker; six great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Allen Baker; sister, Marilyn Daniels; and brother, Michael Baker.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, December 30, 2013 at the Country View Baptist Church in Ulysses, Kansas with Reverend Sam Bynum officiating. Interment will follow at the Ulysses Cemetery in Ulysses, Kansas with military graveside rites conducted by the Dexter D. Harbour American Legion Post #79. Friends may call Sunday, December 29, 2013 from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be given to the Ulysses Animal Shelter in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS 67880.