Larry Dean Baker, 79 of Stanford died at 2:02 PM Thursday March 4, 2021 at his residence. There was a graveside service for Larry on Friday March 12, 2021 at 2 PM at Park Hill Mausoleum in Bloomington. Pastor Jason Collins will officiate.
Larry was born in Peoria on February 5, 1942 to Harold Dean and Frances Evelyn Britsch Baker. He married Daisy E. Matt on June 29, 1974 in Lincoln. She survives. He is also survived by six children, Mary Leslie of Ottawa, Vicoria Hayes of Bloomington, David Leslie of Bloomington, Laurie (Mike) Denny of Danvers, Christina Leslie of Waco, TX, and Marleena Leslie of Bloomington. Also surviving are seventeen grandchildren and twenty-six great-grandchildren.
He worked nearly thirty-five years for Eureka Company in Bloomington retiring in 1999. He loved to collect anything Coca-Cola and loved his animals on his hobby farm.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation.