Willard Wilson “Bill” Baker, 86, of New Castle, passed away Friday, September 25, 2020 at home with family by his side. He was born August 3, 1934 in Joliet, Illinois, a son of the late Willard Russell and Mary Evelyn (Wilson) Baker.
Bill was a 1952 graduate of Muncie Central High School where he graduated second in his class. He then graduated from Purdue University, again finishing number two in his class. He married the love of his life, Ruth Irene Dick on June 27, 1954. Bill and Ruth loved to travel and would spend time each year in Butternut, Wisconsin and St. Pete Beach, Florida. They also enjoyed fishing and camping together along with their children.