James E. Baker

March 30, 2021

James E. Baker, 86, of Frankfort, died March 29, 2021 at Clinton House.  He was born June 26, 1934 in Frankfort, Ind. to F. Lee & Inez (Ehresman) Baker.

Jim was a 1952 graduate of Frankfort High School and attended Purdue University.  He was a veteran of the Coast Guard and Air Force.  Prior to retiring as an electrician at General Motors in Kokomo, he worked for Public Service in Denver, Colorado.  His memberships include, Moose Lodge, American Legion and was a former member of the Eagles Lodge all in Frankfort.  Jim was an avid woodworker and enjoyed gardening.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 3, 2021 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Jim will be honored with Military Rites at 4 p.m. Out of respect for the health, safety, and comfort of all in attendance, guests will be expected to adhere to current CDC guidelines regarding appropriate social distancing and the wearing of masks.

Survived by:

Daughter: Suanna S. (Tom) Marinko of rural Rossville, 2 Sons: Christian L. Baker of San Diego, CA and Kelly J. Baker of Frankfort, 4 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Kallner.


Leave your Condolences

10 Condolences for “James E. Baker”

  1. Jacque Douglas March 31, 2021 at 12:06 am

    I send you my deepest condolences on the passing of your dad. I remember him as a supportive father, who wanted to do what he could to help you succeed in school. He attended school events and enjoyed talking about you and your activities when you were a student of mine in 5th & 6th grade. I hope you have many special memories of him to comfort you in the days ahead. I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Jacque Douglas

  2. Jerry l. Blackburn April 2, 2021 at 6:08 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss your dad was a very close friend Of mine we ate breakfast together we talked a lot joked around your dad was a character I am really going to miss him I’ll be praying for your entire family.

  3. Don & Ann Wainscott April 4, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    We have enjoyed friendship of Jim seeing him at FHS class reunions and on many visits in Florida. Always a joy sharing time with him, and keeping in touch. He was a happy person, making all around enjoy the time with him. Thanks for sharing the lovely memories on video. Jim was very proud of this family and this was a tribute to bring pride to all. Thanks for the memories. Sympathy to the Family.
    Love, Don and Ann Wainscott

  4. Joseph Skinner April 5, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    To Chris and Kelly and Susie, I lived down the road from where your dad lived, that was like my 2nd childhood home I loved it there, I’m going to miss him very much.

    • Sue Marinko April 30, 2021 at 7:29 am

      Thank you Joe! I remember those days on the farm as well!

  5. Terry W. Barnes April 24, 2021 at 12:24 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about him he was a wonderful man and always helpful and a goodhearted man he will be missed. I enjoyed working for him on the land by the lake we had some fun times out their and always laughed. So sorry this is late but I just found out about this.

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