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Greenwood, IN

PictureCharles K. Baker

Charles K. Baker, 87, of Greenwood, Ind., formerly of Cerro Gordo, died April 24, 2012, in Westview Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind. Mr. Baker was born Sept. 2, 1924, in Milmine, the son of Max and Elsie Baker. He graduated from Cerro Gordo High School in 1942. He joined the Army and spent 38 months in the South Pacific during World War II. He attended Millikin University and then graduated from the University of Illinois and moved to Indianapolis where he was a commercial artist for 42 years. Charlie was a member of Southland Community Church, the Masonic Lodge and the German American Club. After his retirement, he concentrated on the hobby he loved and became a wonderful woodworker. carving two carousel horses and a lion and building furniture, several clocks and turning out lovely pieces on his lathe. All of his family will forever treasure these beautiful works of art and examples of his extraordinary talent. He also shared his art locally by carving and painting a large Bronco emblem which hangs in the Cerro Gordo High School gymnasium and a wood carving of a bust of Abraham Lincoln given to the Hope Welty Library in Cerro Gordo Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Midge Baker; daughter, Margaret Corthell and husband Rich; son Kevin and wife Twanette, all of Greenwood; grandchildren, Kimere Corthell of Atlanta, Ga.; Danile Corthell of Morgantown, Ind.; Nathan Corthell and Katie Corthell, both of Greenwood, Ind.; stepgrandchildren, Cole, Jil and Chase Loveall; sisters, Phyllis Taylor and husband Robert of Bement; Janice Simonton and husband Larry of Cerro Gordo; one niece and two nephews. Online guest book at http://legacy.com/obituaries/herald-review/

 

Obituary credit: The Herald & Review

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