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William Baker
October 22, 1960 - October 7, 2018

William “Bill” Baker, 57, lost his courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at Cedar Valley Hospice House in Waterloo. A private family service is planned for a later date.

Bill was born October 22, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Charles and Margaret (Sullivan) Baker.  Bill married his soul mate, Helen Vance, on August 17, 2014 in Independence, Iowa.  He graduated from Oelwein High School in 1978 and from Northeast Iowa Community College Auto Body Program.  He was the owner of Baker Auto Body for over 30 years.

He is survived by his wife, Helen of Oelwein; his two sons, Bryan of Woodward, Iowa and James at home; his five brothers, Howard (Sherrie) Baker, Steve (Becky) Baker, Mark (Denise) Baker and Gerry Baker all of Oelwein and Robert (Pam) Baker of Chicago, Illinois; a sister, Mary (Dan) Canzolino of Ocala, Florida; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Charlene and Colleen and a brother, Charles.

The family wants to express their heartfelt thanks to Cedar Valley Hospice for their wonderful care and support. 


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Donna Fauser on October 11, 2018 at 9:45 AM said:

To Bill,s Family My heartfelt sympathy to all of you. I remember Bill as a helping person to all. May he rest in peace and free of pain. He will be missed. God bless you all.
Wm. Vance on October 9, 2018 at 6:54 AM said:

So sorry to hear of Bill's passing, our thoughts and prayers go out to Helen, James, and the whole Baker family at this sad time. Bill was a great young man and will be greatly missed by us all. The Vance Family
Connie Larson on October 8, 2018 at 6:00 PM said:

Oh Billy ,so sad that you have left us so soon.You will be in Gods hands and FREE of pain.My deepest sympathy to your whole family.Many Prayers for you all.
lyle and nancy miller on October 8, 2018 at 10:42 AM said:

Sincere condolences. Bill had the biggest heart of anybody I've known. May he rest in peace and I know he'll be missed by all of us. He shouldn't be leaving us this soon
Robin(Smith) bill Rosenstiel on October 8, 2018 at 10:40 AM said:

To the Baker Family,so very sorry to hear of Bill's passing.
Todd Huinker on October 8, 2018 at 7:55 AM said:

Bill was a good man. He will be missed. My condolences to the whole family.

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