erdun Family Funeral Home

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Dale K. Baker, 86


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Dale K. Baker, age 86, of Saranac, passed away early Sunday morning, October 4, at home, under the care of Spectrum Health Hospice and his loving family. Dale was born on February 8, 1929, in Stanton, Michigan, the son of Clyde and Blanche (Hallock) Baker.  He attended Saranac Schools and worked in several capacities during his lifetime.  Prior to his retirement in 1991 he served as a Plant Manager for Lacks Industries for many years.  Dale married Ruth M. Clark in Belding on August 31, 1972, and enjoyed 37 years of marriage, prior to her death in 2009.  Following his retirement, he spent time traveling with his wife throughout the United Sates and wintered in Summerfield, Florida for many years.  He was a member of the Ionia and Portland Seventh Day Adventist Churches.  His pastimes included farming and fishing and he loved to watch all sports and rooting on his favorite teams, the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings.                                                                  .


Dale will be remembered by his dear children, Joy (Joe) McClintock, Richard Baker, Robert (Vicky) Baker, Jan Pratt, Ruth (Mike) Ehle, Bruce (Barb) Brown, Charles (Teresa) Brown; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by four siblings, a son, Randall Baker and a grandson, Donny Flory. 


A memorial Service will take place on Wednesday. October 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., at the Ionia Seventh Day Adventist Church with Pastor Monte Landis officiating.  The family will greet visitors at the church beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Private interment will take place at Orleans Cemetery.  Those wishing to express their sympathy are welcomed to consider a donation in Dale’s memory to Ionia County animal shelter or the Humane Society.  For additional information please contact Verdun Family Funeral Home in Belding at (616) 794-1300 or at

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