Henry "Joe" Baker

July 27, 1934 - February 14, 2016
Walker, MI



Thursday, February 18, 2016
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST
Westend Christian Reformed Church
1015 Westend Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 453-3077
Web Site


Thursday, February 18, 2016
11:00 AM EST
Westend CRC
1015 Westend
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Web Site


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

West Side Christian School Foundation
955 Westend Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 453-3935
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Life Story / Obituary


Henry “Joe” Baker, aged 81 of Walker, MI, passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2016, at Spectrum Health – Butterworth Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Jacquelyn Baker; his children, Julie (Andrew) Rodenhouse, Joel (Cassandra) Baker, his grandchildren, Christian, Kaylee and Addison Rodenhouse; special nieces and nephews, Dirk Baker, Marta Ann Baker, Patricia Jo (Bradley) Eft, M. Christine (Greg) Longcore; his dear friend, Mark (Mary) DeKam; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ann Baker, his aunts, June Baker and Josephine Baker, and his three sisters and one brother. Joe was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. He honorably served his country in the US Army National Guard for 12 years. . Cremation has taken place. A service to celebrate Joe’s life will be held on Thursday, February 18 at 11:00 AM at Westend Christian Reformed Church, 1015 Westend Ave. NW. Relatives and friends may meet his family at the church on Thursday from 10:00 AM until the service begins at 11:00. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the West Side Christian School Foundation. To sign Joe’s guest book and to leave your own memory of him, visit his web page at www.lifestorynet.com