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Dorothy M. Baker

February 7, 1949 December 22, 2017
Dorothy M. Baker
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Obituary for Dorothy M. Baker

Dorothy M. Baker age 68 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away early Friday morning, December 22, 2017 at the Visiting Nurse Hospice House in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
She was born February 7, 1949 in Battle Creek, Michigan, the daughter of the late William B. and Mildred E. “Sally” (Ryan) Baker.
Dorothy resided most of her life in Sturgis, where she was a 1967 graduate of Sturgis High School. She furthered her education at Glen Oaks Community College where she earned an Associate’s Degree. She had also lived several years in Anniston, Alabama and Goshen, Indiana, returning to Sturgis in 2010.
Dorothy was employed for over 25 years at Grumman Olson and also worked at Adapt, both in Sturgis. While living in Alabama, she worked at North American Bus Industries and while living in Goshen, at Utilimaster in Wakarusa, Indiana.
Dorothy was actively involved in the St. Joseph County Commission on Aging and had served as a member of the Maple Towers Housing Board. She was an avid reader, enjoyed country music, following NASCAR and playing cards, her favorite games being Euchre and Bridge. Dorothy had hobbies and involvements but what she truly cherished was time spent with family and friends, especially her three grandchildren that she so dearly loved.
She is survived by one daughter: Cary (David) Schwartz of Indianapolis, Indiana; three grandchildren: Henrik age 8, Liam age 5 and June age 2; one sister: Elsie Sees of Goshen, Indiana; three brothers: William H. “Herb” (Peggy) Baker of White Pigeon, Jay (JoAnne) Baker and Thomas (Carol) Baker both of Sturgis and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister: Mary Shoup and one niece: Sally Shoup.
In accordance with her wishes, cremation will take place. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Thursday at the Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331. A memorial service celebrating the life of Dorothy M. Baker will begin at 7:00 P.M. Thursday. The Rev. Father Evelio Ramirez of Holy Angels Catholic Church of Sturgis will officiate. Private burial of the ashes will take place at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis at a later date.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.


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5:00 PM 12/28/2017 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/28/2017 7:00:00 PM
Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

114 S. Nottawa Street
Sturgis, MI 49091

Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes
114 S. Nottawa Street Sturgis 49091 MI
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28

Dec

7:00 PM 12/28/2017 7:00:00 PM
Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

114 S. Nottawa Street
Sturgis, MI 49091

Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes
114 S. Nottawa Street Sturgis 49091 MI
United States
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