Gary V. Baker, 77, of Ventura, Ca, formerly of Watseka, IL, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Community Hospital in Ventura, CA. He was born May 16, 1940 in Watseka, IL to Clarence and Althea (Clements) Baker.
He is survived by sons Steve (Christina) Klemme of Indianapolis, IN, Michael and Bradley Baker of Watseka, IL and Gary R. Baker of Ventura, CA, one daughter, Tammy Patton of Ventura, CA and wife, Candy Polhemus Baker of Ventura, CA and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by one brother, Glenn Baker of Chrisman, IL and four sisters, Sharon Nelson and Bonnie Fanning of Bremen, IN, Kay Lynn Neisewander (Norm Meadows) of Watseka, IL and Debbie (Jim) Smith of Cissna Park, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Kelly Puetz.
Gary was a 20 year veteran of the US Army and worked several years for Hi-Pro Manufacturing in Watseka, IL.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and loved playing the bass guitar and other stringed instruments.
Visitation will be Sunday, May 6th from 2-4 pm at Baier Funeral Home, 102 W Oak St, Watseka, IL. A private family burial will be held at a later date.