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Harold L. Baker Dec. 29, 1917 - June 25, 2009

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NEW LONDON -- Harold Lyle Baker, 91, of New London, died Thursday at GlenOaks Care Center in New London.

The service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Peace Lutheran Church in New London. The New London American Legion will provide military honors.

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Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church. Green Lake Funeral Home of Spicer is handling arrangements.

He was born Dec. 29, 1917, in Sparta, Wis., to Anthony and Alice (Williams) Romano. He grew up in Hillsboro, Wis., and graduated from Duluth Central High School in 1935. He served stateside in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He married Margaret Korfhage on June 16, 1941. He was employed as a manager for Dayton's home furnishings and contract division. He retired in 1980. They lived in Chicago, Austin, Minneapolis, Aitkin and moved to Spicer in 1992. Since 2007, he had resided at GlenOaks Care Center in New London.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Willmar. 

He is survived by two daughters: Toni Rae (and Thomas) Stobb-Kupa of Minneapolis and Alyse "Lisa" (and Louis) Pirrotta of Spicer; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two brothers: Anthony (and Pat) Romano of Pine City and Donnie (and Karen) Romano of Pine City.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 1999 and by one brother.

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