William D. Baker

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died February 20th, 2016

William D. “Bill” Baker, 82, Escanaba, passed away on Saturday afternoon, February 20, 2016 at the Bishop Noa Home.

He was born on July 30, 1933 in Escanaba, son of William and Janeve (Borrow) Baker. Bill graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1950. He was the class President and also lettered in football, basketball, baseball and track.

Bill served in the U.S. Army from 1954 until his honorable discharge in 1956.

Bill was employed with Mead Paper Mill.
He was a very active member of St. Joseph and St. Patrick Church and was also a member of the Blue Army.

Bill is survived by his sibling, John (Mary) Baker of Escanaba and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his son, William M. Baker in February of 2014; and brothers, Harold, Lloyd, James and LeRoy.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, February 24th from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. The Delta County Veterans Council will have military rites at 2 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 4 p.m. at St. Joseph and St. Patrick Church with Rev. Eric Olson officiating. A meal will follow in the church hall.

Burial will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed in Bill’s name to the Bishop Noa Home.

The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Baker family with arrangements.

4 Tributes to “William D. Baker”

  1. Bob and I are so saddened to learn of Bill’s passing. He was a kind, caring, Christian man with a contagious smile. He will be welcomed into Heaven by the open arms of his Lord. Even though our hearts are heavy with his passing, we celebrate his life on earth and rejoice in his arrival to his Eternal Home. Prayers and love to all the family.

  2. Bill Baker was a fine athlete and an even better person. I have great memories of Bill as an athlete and friend. Sorry to hear of his death..and wish his family best wishes

  3. Rest in peace in the warm glow of God’s love in the company of the souls of loved ones that have passed before you. You were a gentle man deserving of all the rewards of heaven.

  4. I am heartbroken to hear of Uncle Billy’s passing. I remember his sense of humor and kindness. I know he is with my dad and his other brothers in heaven. God bless and keep you close. There is a Native American adage, We weep for what we have lost. The Great Spirit rejoices for what he has found.

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