In Memory

Harold Wilbur Holsinger - Class Of 1931

Harold "Wilbur" Holsinger Wilbur passed away very peacefully on September 6, 2008, surrounded by family at Garden Terrace. Wilbur was born in Rossville, IN on March 5, 1913, to Jeremiah and Elsie (Wagoner) Holsinger, one of seven children. He graduated from Delphi High School in 1931, and was a member of the National Honor Society. Wilbur married Helen Musselman on March 1, 1936. He served in the 882nd Field Artillery in the 70th Division Infantry from September 1943, through April 1946. He worked at the Burnetsville Bank for eight years, before moving to Wenatchee in 1951, where he owned Holsinger's Electronics. Helen died in November 1975. On December 12, 1976, he married Iris M. Baker and inherited two sons, Jack and Robert Baker. Wilbur was a lifetime member of the Wenatchee Brethren Baptist Church, where it is said, that he knew every inch of the building and was responsible for the electronics and a lot of the maintenance of the church. Wilbur was passionate about serving and helping others. In 1977, he and Iris set out to Maryland, to serve with Brethren Volunteer Service for two years. When they returned, Wilbur delivered Meals on Wheels and served at the Respite Day Care, the Mustard Seed and enjoyed many hours as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. He was the maintenance man and a caregiver at Garden Terrace from July 1992 until 2001. He and Iris were members to the 49er Square Dance Club. He is survived by his wife, Iris; two sons, Jack Baker (Becky) of Ellensburg and Robert Baker Sr. of Renton; two grandsons, Aaron Baker (Kami) of Thorp and Robert Baker Jr. of Renton; three great-granddaughters, Eden Baker of Layton, UT and Naomi and Natali Baker of Thorp. He is also survived by his sisters, Naomi Lontz of Lancaster, PA and Olive Pierce of Lafayette, IN; and several nieces and nephews, including nephew, Fred Wilde of Terrebond, OR and niece, Bonnie Vorvick of Sequim, WA. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; and two brothers. A Memorial Gathering will take place on Saturday, September 13, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at the Wenatchee Brethren Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity. Telford's Chapel of the Valley is in charge of arrangements.