Born January 5, 1953, in Holden, he was a son of John Ed Sr. and Georgia Mae Workman Baisden. Also preceding him in death was his father and mother-in-law: Elmer and Lois Jahn; six brothers: Denver, Ivan, Chester, Henderson, Lucian, Cecil and Robert “Rod”; and two sisters: Grace and Vernie.
Ike attended school in Logan and graduated from Logan High School in 1971. After high school, Ike worked various jobs before going to work as a fingerprint technician for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington D.C. It was during this time, that he met his future wife, Barb.
He was united in marriage to Barbara Jahn on November 18, 1973, in Verdunville. They both continued working for the FBI until September of 1974, when they moved to the Vermillion area. Ike worked for Sioux Tools in Vermillion and later in Sioux City, Iowa, for over 29 years. In 2000, he began his current job with Sydell’s Manufacturing in Vermillion.
Ike was a 24-year member of the Vermillion Fire Department and the Vermillion Fireman’s Association. He was an achieved member of the Vermillion Odd Fellows Lodge No. 3 and its units: Vermillion Rebekah Lodge No. 28, Vermillion Unified Encampment No. 38, and Canton South East No. 12. He was also a member of the Eagle’s Club in Vermillion. Ike loved bowling, and earlier this year, he fulfilled his dream of bowling in a National event in Reno, Nev. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and farming. But most of all, he loved the times spent with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren and “adopted” kids and grandkids. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his wife of over 36 years, Barb; two daughters: Farrah Baisden and her children, Jay, Tanner, and Tylese, and Janelle “Nellie” (Steven) Hillrichs and their children, Cody and Todd, all of Akron, Iowa; four brothers: John Ed (Nina) Baisden Jr. of Verdunville, Jimmy (Linda) Baisden of Culloden, Boyd (Oma Lee) Baisden of Sullivan, Ohio, and Carlos Ray (Vicki) Baisden of Sioux City, and several nieces, nephews and “adopted” kids and grandkids.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 10, at the First Baptist Church in Vermillion with Pastor Sandy Aakers officiating. The Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge No. 3 of Vermillion will also have a service. Cremation will follow the services. Visitation will begin after 3 p.m. today and with the family from 6-8 p.m. at the Carlsen Funeral Home, Schroeder Chapel, 200 Main Street, Akron, Iowa.
Visitation will resume one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.
Condolences may be left at www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.
Carlsen Funeral Home, Schroeder Chapel, of Akron, Iowa, is in charge of the arrangements.