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Gene Baker

August 5, 1957 — September 6, 2020

Gene Baker

DELAVAN – Harlan Eugene Baker, 63, of Delavan, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2020, at his home.

He was born on August 5, 1957, in Peoria, Ill., to Donald and Wilma (Dudley) Baker. He married Judy Bomarito on September 2, 1983.

Gene is survived by his loving wife, Judy Baker and one sister, Crystal.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one infant brother; and one niece.

Gene graduated from Morton High School in 1975. After working for 26 years for Tazewell County Highway Department, he retired in March of 2019.

Gene loved to tinker with old vehicles and enjoyed being surrounded by his family and friends. He loved to tell stories that made people laugh and had a great sense of humor.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, September 11, 2020, at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton, and also one hour prior to the service on Saturday. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2020, also at the funeral home, with Pastor Chuck Grogan officiating. Social distancing guidelines will be observed during the visitation and service and masks are required. Burial will be in Hirstein Cemetery in Morton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Illinois Cancer Care Foundation, 8940 Northwood Sage Rd. Peoria, IL 61615.

The family would like to thank the staff at Illinois Cancer Care in Pekin for their exceptional care given to Gene.

To view the online video tribute or to leave a condolence for the family, visit www.knappjohnson.com

To send flowers to the family in memory of Gene Baker, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, September 11, 2020

4:00 - 7:00pm

Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center

140 S. Detroit Ave., Morton, IL 61550

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Visitation

Saturday, September 12, 2020

1:00 - 2:00pm

Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center

140 S. Detroit Ave., Morton, IL 61550

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Starts at 2:00pm

Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center

140 S. Detroit Ave., Morton, IL 61550

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