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David A. 'Art' Baker: 1953-2018


STREATOR — David Arthur “Art” Baker, 65, of Streator, passed away Thursday, Feb. 8, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Funeral services for Art Baker will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Elias Funeral Home. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Elias Funeral Home. Burial will be at a later date.

Born Jan. 20, 1953, in Streator, he was the son of Donald and Vera (Jonen) Baker.
He is survived by sons, Erick (Christine) Baker, of Bloomington, and Corey (Suzanne) Baker, of Carmel, Ind.; grandchildren, Taylor, Jocelyn and Joel Baker; siblings, Carol Mance, of Streator, Tom Baker, of Streator, Donna (John) Bandura, of Danville, Ky., Tim (Mary Beth) Baker, of Bloomington, Mary Kay (Bernie) Hoffmeyer, of Streator, and Becky (Ron) Blue, of Streator; many nieces and nephews; and his ex-wife, Marcie Hogan, of Odell.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Janet (Ronald “Pup”) Mehalic; sister-in-law, Marion Baker; nephews, Michael Mance and Todd Baker; and niece, Jenny Baker.
He graduated from St. Anthony Grade School and Streator High School in 1971. He then served in the United States Marine Corps.
He worked at IFP as a truck driver, Dresden Power Plant and then became a plumber working at Halbert Plumbing.
Art was Catholic by faith. He was a member of the Leslie G. Woods American Legion Post 217.
He was always there for you, he loved his family, he was known as Mr. Fix It to his family and always helped when any issue came up. He was very handy in all aspects of home repair and meticulous in his work. He was very quick witted and you never knew when he would just show up.
He will be missed dearly by all who knew him.
Memorials may be directed to the donor’s choice.
You can sigh the guest book for Art at
Elias Funeral Home
208 N. Park St., Streator, IL 61364

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