LaWayne 'Red' Baxter

Friday, April 16, 2010

Funeral services for Mr. LaWayne "Red" Baxter, 75, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 16, at Spencer Hospital. Rev. Diana Pollard will officiate the service.

Interment will take place in Fairview Cemetery of Meadow in rural Langdon.

Mr. Baxter passed away Monday, April 12, 2010, at Spencer Hospital.

Harry LaWayne "Red" Baxter, the son of Ernest and Elnora Long Baxter, was born Oct. 11, 1934, in Ayrshire, Iowa. 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 Co-op 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 was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Alison Feldman; and his brother, Roger.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Alberta of Spencer; his children: Harry Baxter (Sarah) of Phoenix, Ariz., Roxanne Birchard (Larry) of Lowell, Ark., Patty Newbury (Merrill) of West Des Moines and Casey Baxter (girlfriend, Mandy) of Cheyenne, Wyo.; 10 grandchildren; sister, Jackie Bindel (Bill) of Iowa; brothers, Gene Baxter (Francine) of California and Gary Baxter (Rhonda) of South Dakota; 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.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.