Harlan William Baker, 86, of Rushford, previously of Stewartville, died Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford, MN. Harlan was born June 6, 1931 in Rochester, MN to William and Rose (Schroder) Baker. He grew up on the family farm between Stewartville and Chatfield learning the trade. After graduating from Chatfield High School in 1949 he continued to farm. Harlan was very generous to anyone in need. He enjoyed lawn mower repair, woodworking, riding his ATV and attending tractor shows. He was an Allis-Chalmers man through and through. He could tell you anything about any part of those tractors. He also enjoyed discussing farming with his nephews and talking politics with anyone that would listen.
He is survived by his sisters, Eileen Tucker, Marjorie Huper; nephews, Richard Tucker of Lewiston, David (Marlene) Huper of Alden, MN, Mark Huper of Chatfield, James (Terri) Huper of Alden, MN, Jon (Jackie) Huper of Wells, MN; nieces, Lori (Mike) Reiland of Dover, MN, Janet (Dennis) Nelson of Eyota, MN; 18 great nieces and nephews; 14 great-great nieces and nephews; special friends, Sue and Crystal Grant. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Muriel; brother-in-law's, Everett Tucker, Ellsworth Huper.
A funeral service will be held 7PM, Monday, April 16 at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service, Rushford with visitation beginning at 5 p.m. Hoff Funeral & Cremation Service, Rushford is assisting the family with arrangements.
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