Robert (Bob) T. Baker Sr., 80, of the Town of Hallie passed away Saturday August 24, 2019 at home after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Bob was born in Eau Claire, WI to LaMoine H. and Mary Jane (Melville) Baker. Bob married his wife Sally of 60 years on August 8, 1959. Before retirement he ran his own business Baker Commercial Art Service in Eau Claire for many years. Bob was a charter member of the Indianhead Old Car Club and the Chippewa Valley A’s, and also a member of the Terrific T’s, Rolling Wheels Vintage Motorcycle Club, National Buick Club, as well as a few others. Bob also played Tuba in the Eau Claire Municipal Band for many years under the direction of “Sarge” Boyd. With his association with these groups and others he made many friends throughout the years.
Bob is survived by his wife Sally, four sons, Robert Jr., Michael (Sheryl), Patrick (Stephanie), and David (Joni), grandchildren Logan, Cameron, Brianna, Shannon, and Paris, and step-grandchildren Alyssa, Ramie, and Robbie.
Bob is further survived by one brother and five sisters, Mary Ellen (Glenn) Moser, Joanne (Terry) Halvorson, John (Wendy) Baker, Sue Moseley, Jane Gore, and Cindy (Dan) Lavelle, nieces and nephews, good friends Dave Ulry, Randy McIlquaham, Pat Stertz, and many others.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Mayo Cancer Center and Mayo Hospice.
A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday September 22 from 1-5 at the Eagles Club in Hallie.


  1. My heartfelt sympathies go out to my Aunt Sally and cousins Bob, Mike, Pat and David along with their wives and children . In addition to Bob’ Sisters and Brother.

  2. Our condolences to the Baker family at the loss of Bob. We were blessed to have met Bob and Sally twenty+ years ago through our shared grandson, Logan.

  3. God bless you old friend….see you in the here after.
    To the family of Bob. My sincere sympathy for the loss of your loved one.
    I remember Bob’s laughter and smile that he always had. He had a very easy attitude
    about him always! And like I said his laughter and smile always lighted the world around him.
    I was in the class of “57” at EC Senior High School with him.
    Rest in peace old friend.

    Allen Lee

  4. Bob was a good friend for over 70 years.Bob was a greatly talented person and was always a joy to spend time with. He will deeply missed by many. We will meet again.

  5. My condolences to the Baker family.
    Bob was such a cheerful and talented classmate and friend.
    We had such a good time in Mr. O’Brien’s senior English class.
    Sincerely, Ruth Anderson, ECHS Class of ’57.

  6. My sympathies to Sally and the Baker family. Sally and I used to work together at M &I Bank in the late ‘80s. Sending prayers to all of you. My mom lost her battle with pancreatic cancer in March.

  7. There is a big space to fill with the passing of Bob Baker…. I was fortune enough to share some time with the Illustrious, Industrious Bob Baker when I would service his car. We would talk about old cars and motorcycles, and complain about the new. Mr. Baker was a true perfectionist in everything he did, always seeking that perfection regardless. Rest In Peace Mr. Baker, Sir!

  8. Sally, We just learned of Bob’s passing. Our deepest sympathies to you, your sons and grandkids. I will remember Bob as always friendly with a distinctive laugh, his artful drawings and love of vintage autos.

  9. Rest in peace Bob. Our sincere condolences to Sally and the Baker family. He will be sadly missed by many people not the least, us. We met through the old car clubs and soon discovered a kindred spirit in the likes of Bob. He brought joy in his very being and we always enjoyed talking with him when ever we met. Will miss seeing him in his ” tomato soup” colored Buick, tooling around the streets of Eau Claire, always brought a smile to my face.

  10. My sincere sympathy to Sally and the Baker children and grandchildren. I remember when Bob and Sally were dating. Sally and I were high school friends at Menomonie. Hugs and prayers to you all.

  11. Although I haven’t seen Bob and Sally for many years, I have many memories of Bob’s kindness, and fun-loving personality. I remember where he grew up (even the house) and was always envious of his family – brother, sisters – so cool, because I had no siblings. As he grew, I knew of his love of cars, business, sons.
    To his family, I send sympathy, empathy, and wonderful memories – of Bob.
    Dorothy Sorlie

  12. The memories…….
    saw him at couple of cars shows recently. brought back a lot of neighborhood memories. I’m back in the house that I grew up in on Omaha st.

  13. Dear Sally and family, I only met Bob and you a few times, but am a high school friend of Jane and know that he will be greatly missed not only by the Bakers but his many friends. He had a great life and left a wonderful legacy of inspiration and love to those who knew him. I am so sorry for your loss.

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