Madison - Robert Daniel Baxter, age 72 passed away on Monday, April 9, 2018 at Belmont Nursing Home. He was born on August 25, 1945 in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, the son of Elden and Julia (Harris) Baxter.
He was united in marriage to Judy Baxter on April 9, 1977 in Long Beach, California. Robert proudly served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a head medic on the USS Forrestal Ship. After 45 years, Robert retired from the United States Post Office. In his spare time, he thoroughly enjoyed hiking and dining out with his family and friends.
Robert is survived by his twin brother; Roger Baxter and younger brother; John Baxter, wife Judy Baxter, son Paul (Erica) Baxter and three daughters; Tammy Baxter, Christine (Michael) Harris and Sarah (Cody) Frank and 11 grandchildren; Alexis, Evelyn, Christian, Matthew, Raydon, Kaydence, Vanessa, Brian, Draven, Carter, Braxton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elden and Julia Baxter and brother Larry Baxter.
A private celebration of life gathering was held. Robert is laid to rest with full military honors at Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Wisconsin.
Isaiah 40:31 New International Version (NIV)
31 but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
Cress Funeral & Cremation Service
3325 East Washington Avenue, Madison
I am very sorry for your family's loss. When we lose a loved one, we need comfort. May your precious memories help you through this. Many have found comfort in these words found at Isaiah 25:8: "He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces. The reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, For Jehovah himself has spoken it."
Danny is a kind soul a wonderful human who loved the Lord and lived his faith!!
Danny was a true friend and we had some really heart warming conversations while working at the USPS. My deepest sympathy to Danny's family. He was a good man.
May Robert rest in peace. Brother John
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