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Obituaries

Obituaries

Ralph V. Baker 1911 - 2008 Omaha, Neb.

Funeral services for Ralph V. Baker, 97, Omaha, Neb., will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Memorial Park in Lawrence.Mr. Baker died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, in Omaha.He was born March 26, 1911, in De Soto, the son of John W. and Mary Ellen Baker.Mr. Baker was a graduate of De Soto High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was a small-business owner, operating Dairi King Soft Serve Ice Cream for 14 years.His wife, Edna Baker, survives, of the home.Other survivors include a daughter, Karen Spears, Omaha; a granddaughter; and a stepgreat-grandson. A granddaughter died earlier.The family suggests memorials to Messiah Lutheran Church, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.Online condolences may be sent at www.warrenmcelwain.com, subject: Baker.