Harley Melvin Baker 89 of Missoula passed away on July 11th of natural causes at St Patrick's hospital with his family by his side.
Harley was born Mar 7 1928 in Lisben ND to Leo and Hazel Webster Baker. He grew up in Billings MT.
He served in Japan while in the Army Air Force from Nov 13 1945 until he was honorably discharged on April 16 1947. He was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal.
He married Della Schlenz in 1959. He was employed by Pierce packing for several years before moving to Missoula in 1963. He was employed by Evans Products from 1963 until their closure in 1980. He was then employed by Champion Mill from 1980 until his retirement in 1985.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, exercising, gardening, traveling and spending time with his family. He is preceded in death by his parents Leo and Hazel Baker, Sisters; Velma, Levah, Marie and Brother, Dewey.
He is Survived by Wife Della, Son, Kirk (Karen) Daughter, Kristie,(Victor) Sister, Edith,(Ray) Brothers, Roy,(Alice)
He was very fond of Della's family and is preceded in death by his father/mother in law, Andy and Hazel, Sister in law, Mona (Clint) Brothers in law, Phil, Calvin, and Cliff. He is survived by sisters in law; Joyce, Dorothy, Betty and Brothers in law; Larry (LaDonna), Gary (Arlene)
Cremation has taken place at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home and per Harley's request there will be no service.
We plan to have a celebration of his life at a later date. Condolences for Harley’s family may be left at www.sunsetfuneralhomecemetery.com