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Harry “Red” Baxter 1934-2010

Apr 20, 2010

SPENCER — Funeral service for Harry “Red”?Baxter of Spencer was Friday, April 16, at the Warner chapel in Spencer. Pastor Diana Pollard officiated.

Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Langdon. The Warner Funeral Home, Spencer, was in charge.

Mr. Baxter passed away Monday, April 12, 2010, at the Spencer Hospital at the age of 75. 

Harry LaWayne “Red” Baxter, the son of Ernest and Elnora Long Baxter, was born Oct. 11, 1934 in Ayrshire. He received his early education in Ayrshire and finished his schooling from the Silver Lake Consolidated School in Ayrshire. Following his schooling, Red worked as a farm hand.

On Nov. 13, 1954, Red married Alberta Hockett. Red worked for Spencer Foods, Eaton Corporation and the Coop Elevator in Spencer. He was a member of the Langdon Methodist Church. In his spare time, Red enjoyed fishing, collecting toy tractors and traveling.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Alison Feldman; and his brother, Roger.

Mr. Baxter is survived by his wife of 55 years, Alberta of Spencer; his children: Harry Baxter (Sarah) of Phoenix, AZ, Roxanne Birchard (Larry) of Lowell, AR, Patty Newbury (Merrill) of West Des Moines, and Casey Baxter (girlfriend, Mandy) of Cheyenne, WY; ten grandchildren; sister, Jackie Bindel (Bill) of Iowa; brothers, Gene Baxter (Francine) of CA and Gary Baxter (Rhonda) of SD; sisters-in-law: Arlene Baxter and Wilma Koch; brothers-in-law: Allen Hockett (Delores) and Leon Hockett (Tomi); many nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.