Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home
Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home

Curtis Eugene “Curt” Baker


Curtis Eugene “Curt” Baker, 53, of Bloomington, passed away May 10, 2016 at the OSF Hospice Home, Peoria.

Visitation will be from 5-8 PM Friday, May 13, 2016 at First Assembly of God Church, Normal. Graveside services will be at 12 Noon Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Irish Grove Cemetery, Middletown. Casual dress is requested. Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home, Lincoln has been entrusted with his care.

Curt was born August 16, 1962 in Springfield, IL., the son of Geraldine “Deany” (Skelton) and Earl Baker. He was a drywaller, bartender, and member of the carpenter’s union in Bloomington. He enjoyed drinking Busch Light and Jose Cuervo, fishing, cookouts with family and friends, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was the life of the party and never missed an opportunity to drink a beer and party with friends and family.

Surviving are his father Earl Baker of Middletown; daughter Deany Mae Baker (Tony Rydenbark) of Bloomington; step son Luke Hinchee (Emeli) of Lexington; grandchildren: Wesley Curtis Rydenbark, Bentley Lucas Rydenbark, Jackson Dean Hinchee, and 1 on the way; siblings: Toni (Dennis) McNew of Vandalia, Shelly Jackson of Dewitt, Angie (Joe) Walker of Middletown, Kim Baker of Champaign, Ron (Bridget) Baker of Champaign, Mitzi (Rich) Schulte of Towanda, Troy (Jody) Baker of Middletown, Buddy Hill of Springfield, Candice (Steve) Perkinton of Springfield, Marcie Deck of Champaign; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends also survive.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, his mother Deany Baker, brother Kenneth Earl Baker and sister Diana Allen.

Memorial donations may be made to the family (in care of Earl Baker) and will be used for funeral expenses.

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