Baker, Nina J. 11/3/1934 - 12/4/2021 Kalamazoo Age 87, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 4, 2021, with family at her side. She was born in Kalamazoo on November 3, 1934, the daughter of the late Howard and Theo (Lytle) Steele. Nina had a kind smile, gentle nature and giving heart. She had a strong faith and was an involved member of First United Methodist Church where she enjoyed making desserts for friends and those in need. She worked hard to provide a happy home where all were welcome. She was a gifted knitter, and an accomplished cook. She knew how to have fun and enjoyed going on roller coasters and music. Nina was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister who will be missed by all those she loved and cared for. On October 2, 1954, she married Robert E. Baker who preceded her in passing on March 29, 2017. She was also preceded in passing by her in-laws; a great-grandson, Jacob Baker and two siblings. Nina is survived by three children, Phyllis (Rob) DeWaters, Peggy (Lon) Sparks, Phil Baker; eleven grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren; two brothers; many nieces, nephews and extended family. Nina's family wish to thank the Stanford Lodge Assisted Living for their care and for knowing that families are essential and important for a loved one's well-being. They also wish to thank the hospice staff particularly; Jamie, Melissa, Carolyn, Amy, Heather, Tommy and Dr. Raphelson, for their compassion and support during Nina's final days. In accordance with her wish cremation will take place and she will be laid to rest privately. Memorial contributions may be made to Centrica Care Navigators, c/o the funeral home. Friends and family may share a condolence message online at www.joldersma-klein.com.