Charles Baker

Charles "Butch" Baker

Tuesday, July 16th, 1940 - Tuesday, September 8th, 2020
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Charles A. “Butch” Baker, Jr.

Charles A. “Butch” Baker, Jr. 80, of Maryville, Missouri passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center in Waterloo, Iowa.

Butch was born on July 16, 1940 in Maryville, Missouri to Charles A. Baker, Sr. and Margaret L. (Winslow) Baker. He was a 1958 graduate of Maryville High School and an active member of 4H and FFA. He later attended Northwest Missouri State University. Butch served in the Missouri National Guard and was a member of St. Gregory Barbarigo Catholic Church and the Elks Lodge.

Butch was employed as a driver for PIE Freight Company for 26 years, and he was recognized with the Two Million Mile Safe Driving Award; all the while managing the family farm. He was always a farm boy at heart.

He married Shirley R. Dredge on January 10, 2004 in Maryville, and the ceremony was officiated by their son, Pastor Kyle Dredge. She survives of the home. Additional survivors include their children, Natalie (David) Arnold, Maryville, Missouri; Kyle (Cara) Dredge, Redfield, Iowa; nine grandchildren: Zachariah Dredge, Molly (Ethan) Kleitsch, Margaret, Katherine, and Sophia Dredge; Colin, Tyson, Addison and Gracen Arnold.

Butch was preceded in death by his parents and infant sister, Wanda Joy Baker.

Mass of Christian Burial 11am Monday, September 14th at St. Gregory Barbarigo Catholic Church followed by the burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Rosary 5:30pm Sunday, September 13th at St. Gregory’s. The family will receive friends following the rosary from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The Mass can be viewed live via the church’s Facebook page.

Memorial gifts can be made to the agriculture program at Maryville High School in Butch’s name.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 13th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Sunday, September 13th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    St. Gregory Barbarigo Catholic Church
    333 South Davis Street
    Maryville, MO 64468
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  • Service

    Monday, September 14th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Monday, September 14th, 2020 11:00am
    St. Gregory Barbarigo Catholic Church
    333 South Davis Street
    Maryville, MO 64468
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    St. Mary's Cemetery
    Maryville, MO 64468


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Dan Wilson

Posted at 12:57am
Butch was always so kind and friendly when I went to college and worked auctions in Maryville. I always checked in and he almost felt so inviting and familiar. My sincerest condolences to the family of such a kind gentle soul.

Gayle R Bond, PTd

Posted at 01:03am
I didn't know Butch very well, but I met him a number of times when Margaret was being treated after a car accident in 1970, and the thing that I'll always remember most is how proud Margaret was of him - she told lots of stories about him, and it was obvious how close the two of them were. It was easy to see that she and Charley felt like they'd raised a great son. In later years, whenever I saw them, they'd always have a "Butch" story. I was sorry to read of his passing; may your memories of him bring you comfort. Hugs & prayers for your peace and comfort.

Katie & Buster Newberry

Posted at 06:23pm
Shirley and family: We extend our sincere sympathy and friendship to you at this sad time. We will always cherish the birthday parties that you and Butch came to as well as seeing him at all the toy tractor auctions. May God Bless. Katie and Buster Newberry

Trisha Viselli

Posted at 06:37am
My sweet friend Natalie, This tree is a gift that will keep on giving to this world just as your dad will continue to live on through you. Much love
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Posted at 08:15pm
With love , Mark and Roberta Dredge
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