---- — WHAT CHEER — Samuel “Ward” Baker, 99, of Altoona, formerly of What Cheer, Des Moines and Bakersfield, Calif., died the evening of Sept. 7, 2013, at his home in Altoona.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Indianapolis Cemetery; Rev. Mike Omundson of the First Christian Church officiating with military honors by the Oskaloosa Honor Guard. Those wishing to attend should meet at Garland-Van Arkel-Langkamp Funeral Chapel by 10 a.m. to proceed to the cemetery together or gather at the cemetery by 10:30 a.m.
Memorials may be made to the Shriners Children’s Hospital.
Memories and condolences may be sent by visiting the online obituary guest book at www.gvlfuneralchapel.com.