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Richard Junior Baker, 77, of Redding passed away Friday, January 25, 2013, at the VA Medical Center in Des Moines. A memorial service will be held at a later date. 

Richard J. Baker was born June 20, 1935 to Richard and Dorothy (Stull) Baker in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He served in the U.S. Army during the Berlin Crisis.  Richard was united in marriage to Kathleen Niggli on December 16, 1966 in Sweet Home, Oregon.  He worked for the Bureau of Land Management for over 22 years. In his spare time Richard enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family.

Richard is survived by his son, Ronald John Baker of Minnesota, and granddaughter, Becky Baker of Redding, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Margaret Boyington, and brothers, Allan and David Baker.

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