- Local Guide
William â€śBillâ€ť Ralph Baker, 76, Smicksburg, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.
He was born Aug. 4, 1935, in Rayne Township, Indiana County, a son of the late Royden W. and Ethel W. (Lamer) Baker.
May 19, 1956, he married the former Stella Louise Lowman, who survives.
Mr. Baker was a farmer and a school bus driver for the Marion Center School District.
He enjoyed his family and grandchildren, hunting, fishing and gun bashes. He especially liked gun shoots with his granddaughter.
He was a member of the Keystone Sportsmen's Club and the NRA.
In addition to his wife, surviving relatives include two sons, Ricky J. Baker and William B. Baker and wife Branda, all of Smicksburg; two daughters, Debbie Macko and husband Bob of Punxsutawney and Patricia A. Baker Didriksen and husband Glenn of Triadelphi, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Chad Vincent Ryen, Amanda Nicole Baker, Michelle Rose Baker and William Travis Baker; three great-grandchildren, Alexander, Mikeayla and Roxanne Ryen; and four sisters.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael Allen Ryen.
Arrangements are private and under the direction of the Shumaker Funeral Home Inc., Punxsutawney.
Memorial donations in Mr. Baker's memory may be made to the Keystone Sportsmen's Club, 198 Hollow Road, Creekside, Pa. 15732.
Online condolences may be made at www.shumakerfh.com.