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David R. Baker, 75, passed away November 30, 2019 at Unity Point Health Des Moines Methodist.

David was born June 3, 1944 in Des Moines to Clarence and Louella Nadine Baker. He served in the US Army, 5th Battalion, 7th Calvary Division during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and three Purple Hearts. David was a retired concrete contractor. In his younger years, David enjoyed playing slow pitch softball. He was an avid sports fanatic. He loved being outdoors, doing yardwork and backyard barbeques. David also enjoyed putting Christmas lights out every year for his wife Chris.

David is survived by his wife, Chris; daughters, Tori, Lori (Tim) and Leanna (Mike); grandchildren, Heather, James, Brandon, Devin, Jody, Sean, Kayle, David, Lawrence and Michael, Jr.; 25 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; brothers, Paul and Don; and a host of extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Virginia, Kay and Sue; and his brother, Bob.

In keeping with David’s loving and generous spirit, it was his decision to donate his body to Des Moines University. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Sunday, December 15, 2019 at the family home.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family in loving memory of David.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.

Service Details

Visitation:
Sunday, December 15, 2019
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Celebration of Life
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Family Home
Service:
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Celebration of Life
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Family Home
Disposition:
Body donation to Des Moines University
Arrangements:
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
(515) 285-3911

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