Michael R. Baker, age 79, of Allendale, formerly of Toledo, OH, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 14, 2022. He was born and raised in Battle Creek, Michigan, to Robert and Alice Baker. He attended Ferris State College and worked in information technology during his career and retired from Sauder Woodworking, in Archbold, OH. He had a great love for his rescue dogs and was able to love many throughout his life. He was a longtime member of the Grand Haven Seventh Day Adventist Church. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 37 years, Joni; sister, Janet Schoolcraft; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Patti and Tim Carlson, Greg and Dineen Wildman; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. According to his wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 1:00 pm at Grand Haven Seventh Day Adventist Church, 15051 177th St., Grand Haven, with Pastor Malcom Douglas. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to a pet rescue of one’s choice.
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November 18, 2022 9:56am
Mike was a good uncle; He will be missed greatly by us, but especially by Janet, his sister.
I have good memories of the golf rounds with Mike (and my brothers) when we were on our family vacation trips to Michigan each summer.
He was a good person and I'm thankful he was able to get to Missouri recently to visit both us and Janet.
Steve and I were planning to make the trip to the memorial from Missouri but thought better of it with the weather forecast.
Joni, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
- Kevin and Cindy Schoolcraft
November 17, 2022 12:23pm
Evonne and I were so sorry to hear about Mike. He was a gentle and kind man, tenderhearted and caring. We will miss him Joni.
- Evonne & Arden Brion
November 16, 2022 11:07pm
Just recently I met Mike at the burial of Joan Wildman. We had a short but nice conversation. It goes to show one never knows from day to day. My heart is with Joni. Also, for all who knew this dear man. Praying for you. So thankful, Jesus is coming soon.
Joni, may you be comforted knowing we here in the Hinsdale area care about what you are going through. We love you.
I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. May you find peace and strength for each day. Carole
- carole bliss
November 15, 2022 12:32pm
Uncle Mike was a good man. He helped me get my first job out of college at Midland Energy Center for Bechtel Power Corp. When I moved to Midland, he helped me get settled in an apartment and took me golfing quite a few times. We are all going to miss Uncle Mike.
- Steven Schoolcraft
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