Robert "Bert" Baker
Robert "Bert" Baker, 37, of Cedar Rapids, was welcomed to into the House of the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021. His passing was unexpected. A Celebration of Life will pay tribute to him
at a later date.
Robert was born in Branson, Mo., on Nov. 8, 1983. He is the son of Daniel Baker of Kansas City, Mo., and Cindy Callahan of Cedar Rapids. He attended high school in Flagstaff, Ariz. Following school, he learned the culinary arts from his father and worked many years in the food service industry as a chef. Cooking became lifelong passion of this very talented young man. He was also known for his deep devotion to his family and friends, all of whom loved him dearly. Additionally, he was a loyal fan of his Oakland Raiders.
Those left to honor him in memory are his mother and father; his son, Robert D. Baker Jr. of Kansas City; step-brother, Michael (Courtney) Callahan of Goodyear, Ariz.; step-sisters, Shawn (John) Hosey of Saddlebrook, N.J., and Stephanie (Adam) Boyd of Loveland, Color.; grandmother, Peggy Skersick of Cedar Rapids; great-grandmother, Betty Skersick of Blue Ridge, Ariz.; aunt, Crystal (Donald) Darling of Salt Lake City, Utah; and uncles, Richard (Angela) Skersick, Alan (Shirleen) Skersick and Todd (Donna) Skersick and Danny Huston, all of Cedar Rapids, Rodney (Aggie) Skersick and Dennis (Melanie) Skersick of Gallop, N.M. Robert is survived by 20 plus cousins. Additional special friends remembering Robert are Sarah (Kyle) Russell of Cedar Rapids, Julie (Jeff) Evans of Robins and Mike Robinson of Central City.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Richard Skersick Sr.; and his grandfather and grandmother, John and Donna Baker. Also preceding him to Heaven was his stepfather, Micheal Callahan Sr.
Please share your support and memories with Robert's family on his tribute wall at www.stewartbaxter.com under obituaries.