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Baker III, John H.
Baker III, John H.
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Baker III, John H.

Date of Death: February 9, 2017

Service Details
John will be laid to rest privately with full military honors at Ft. Custer National Cemetery. A memorial service will be held on Monday, February 13 beginning at 11:00 AM, at Kalamazoo Covenant Church, 5708 E. Main St., Kalamazoo, MI 49048, with Pastor Dave Beetham officiating.

Age 81, went to be with the Lord on February 9, 2017, with family at his side. John was born in Kalamazoo on October 21, 1935, the son of the late John and Helen Baker Jr. He graduated Kalamazoo Central High School. He enlisted in the Army and served our country with honor until being discharged. John then returned to Kalamazoo. He was a hard worker and retired after twenty-five years from the Upjohn Company. John was a loving, kind and compassionate man. He loved his family and was deeply dedicated to his children and grandchildren. John enjoyed life. He loved riding motorcycles, traveling and taking cruises. Family gatherings with laughter and food were something he always enjoyed. John also liked watching classic westerns and war films. His warm smile and laughter will be missed by all who knew him. On June 25, 1954, he married the love of his life Margaret (Koenig) Baker who survives. He is also survived by four children, Penny (Christopher) McCann, Annette (Monty) Banks, John H. Baker IV, Karen (Allen) Klein; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in passing by an infant daughter, Cindy Loraine; and siblings, Jim, Larry and Linda.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Baker Family (checks payable to Margaret Baker), c/o the funeral home.
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6 comments on article "Baker III, John H."

Jan Sprigler Thompson

Mr. Baker was a warm and giving man. He always opened his arms to my family. My boys called him Grampa Baker. I've know him for 20+ years and I know that my family has been blessed with our friendship. Thank you Karen Klein for taking such good care of your daddy. He loved you dearly and I know he felt your love till the end. God gained a quite angel. My heart goes out to the entire family.



Jer and I are so sorry for your loss. We will keep your family in our prayers.

Bruce M Haight & Ann

Our condolences to all the family. We have many good memories of John and your family.

Mark Burrows

It was such a blessing to have you in our lives...It saddens me so that so much time has passed since we last spoke. I know you are in a better place, and away from life's troubles and pains..we pray blessings on all of the family, and you all have our love...God Bless to all the Baker's and everyone else, family and friend that knew and loved John..You will be missed!...

Penny Chris Mc Cann and boys

Dear Dad, We miss you so. You're a wonderful father and man. There's no one like you - very special. Thank you for everything. Love you much and always. You are in heaven and at rest.


Norman and Jeanne Bell

Sorry to hear I had a lot of good memories with John at The Upjohn Company, and going to the motor cycle races, he will be missed.

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