LAURA — Eugene (Gene) E. Baker was born on Aug. 8, 1921, the son of the late David and Kate Jane (Cordier) Baker.
Gene has lived in the Laura area all his life with the only exception being the time he spent serving his country with the Army Air Corps during World War II.
After the war Gene returned to Laura, and in 1946 he married J. Jean (Hunt) Baker (deceased) and they raised their three children.
Gene worked and retired from Frigidaire/Harrison Radiator-GM in Dayton after 45 years of service. During this same time he also served as a volunteer and member of the Laura Fire Company. Over these same years he also served in numerous offices, positions and activities with the Village of Laura and the Laura Christian Church.
He still enjoys taking a little time out for annual family fishing vacation trips to Michigan, which now include great-grandchildren.
His children, along with their families, will celebrate his special day with him. At his request no open house will be held.
If you would like to surprise him with a card, note and/or a special memory moment with him, mail to Eugene Baker, P.O. Box 128, Laura, OH 45337.