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“Jerry will be missed greatly by me. He was a wonderful cousin and friend. We enjoyed sharing family genealogy and history between each other. ...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Jim Kapler - Urbandale, IA

“Gerry was special. We spoke many times and I cannot say we always agreed but he was a good spirit that found his place in the world. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Mikeal - Hopkins, MN - Friend

“I met Gerald when I was in college at UNI. We talked in the student union often, and then he and I lived close by in an apartment house. He was a...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Linda Ireland

“Cedar Falls has lost one of its signature people---Gerry's involvement with many causes serves as a great example of citizenship for us all. His...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Thomas Tritle - C.F., IA - friend

“I did not know Gerald, but I new about him because of his many letters to our local newspaper. I have been aware of him since I moved to Cedar Falls...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Linda Jernigan - Cedar Falls, IA

“Jerry was an iconic figure in Cedar Falls and The Hill area for many, many years and just an all-around nice person. Have a good rest. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Marcy

“Whenever possible I read the letters to the editor you wrote in the Courier and in the Northern Iowan. Your perspective in life was one-of-a- kind...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Lou - Cedar Falls, IA

“Thank you for sharing your life with me RIP Jerry you are one of a kind! ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Kim Barnett - DES Moines, IA

“Jerry not only had a genius level IQ, he was one of the sweetest, most compassionate people I've ever know. Requiescat in pace. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Nic Roberts - Independence, MO

“Jerry thanks for the friendship! Your thoughts and knowledge always meant a lot to me. See you some day on the other side. If you see Dag...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Janey Benson - Cedar Falls, IA

“Gerry was an interesting fellow and always full of ideas and information. So glad I got to share his 80th birthday party with him this summer. He...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Marie - Ames, IA - friend

Gerald L. Baker (1932-2012)

CEDAR FALLS- Gerald L. Baker, 80, of Cedar Falls, formerly of Cresco, died Friday, January 4, 2013, at NewAldaya Lifescapes in Cedar Falls.

He was born August 8, 1932, in rural Cresco, Iowa, son of Leo J. and Emma A. (Smith) Baker.

He graduated from Cresco High School in 1950 and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University in 1955. He worked at Chamberlains prior to being employed as a math instructor with school in Iowa and Nebraska. He later served as a substitute teacher in the Cedar Falls area.

Survived by: one sister, Alice (Patrick) Shanahan of Lakewood, WA.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. His body has been deeded to the University of Iowa Deeded Body Program.

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