Bert Eugene Baker


Feb. 20, 1925 – Sept. 23, 2018

TORRINGTON -  – Grave side services for Bert Eugene Baker, 93, will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, at the Wheatland Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Eaton officiating. 

Bert died Sept. 23, 2018, at Goshen Healthcare Community. Memorials may be given to the family. Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Colyer Funeral Home. Arrangements are by the Colyer Funeral Home and condolences may be sent to www.colyerfuneralhome.com. 

Bert was born Feb. 20, 1925, in Wheatland, the son of George and Bertha (Renstrum) Baker. He grew up and received his education in the Wheatland area, graduating Wheatland High School in 1943. He worked on the family ranch for a while before serving in the Wyoming Army National Guard from June 22, 1948, until June 21, 1951. 

After his discharge from the military he returned to the Wheatland area to farm and ranch most of the rest of his life. He also worked for nine years for the Whalen Dam as an irrigation man. He married Mayo Sawsan and they were later divorced.

Bert enjoyed reading and gardening and was a member of the Nazarene Church.

Bert is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Baker of Chandler, Ariz., and Karla Baker of Wheatland; a son Christopher Baker of Gering, Neb.; and two grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Willard, Clarence and Edgar Baker; and three sisters Margaret Pense, Edith Bamberg and Vaneita Baker.

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