Merle E. Baker

Merle E. Baker, age 86, of Novi, formerly of Tecumseh, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.

He was born July 9, 1932, in Tecumseh, the son of George and Elfrieda (Sill) Baker. Merle married Elaine J. Lawhead on August 30, 1956, at the Ridgeway Nazarene Church. Besides farming, Merle grew up making maple syrup, was a private pilot, enjoyed fishing and making stained glass artwork.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 62 years, Elaine; children, Bradley (Pamela) Baker, Michael (Tina) Baker and Heather (Brian) Baker; grandchildren, Krista (Dan) Probelski, Katie, Kyle, Teresa, Jessica (Josh) Leininger, Justin, Braden and Sean; 5 great-grandchildren; and sister, Marilyn Baker.  Sadly, Merle was preceded in death by his brother, Donald Baker.

A memorial service for Merle is planned for Friday, April 12, at 12 p.m. (gathering beginning at 11:30 a.m.) at Hilltop Church of the Nazarene, 21260 Haggerty Rd (between 8 and 9 Mile Rds.) in Northville.

In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial tributes are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Arrangements entrusted to Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, Farmington, 248-474-5200,


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