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John M. Baker

August 29, 1927 — September 29, 2019


August 29, 1927
Sibley, Iowa

September 29, 2019
Sheldon, Iowa

2:00 P.M. Saturday, October 12, 2019
Living Water Community Church; Sheldon, Iowa
Pastor Jesse Walhof ~ Officiating

“How Great Thou Art”
“I Will Rise”
“The Old Rugged Cross”

The Freedom Riders

Green Lawn Northeast Cemetery
Bakersfield, California

Military Honors presented by: McGlothen-Cowie Post of the American Legion #145 of Sheldon

Arrangements under the care of the
Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Paullina, Iowa

John Marvin Baker was born on August 29, 1927 in Sibley, Iowa to Joe and Gertrude (Van Engen) Baker. John passed away at the age of 92 years and 1 month. He went to be in the arms of Jesus on September 29, 2019. John served in the Army during WWII over in Germany. When John got back state side he went back home to Iowa where he worked on the railroads and became a shoe cobbler. John married his first wife Myrna Ferguson, they had two children, John Thomas and Judy Marie. They later divorced. He then married Arlene Fischer in 1955, they had 4 children, Jolene Marie, Janet Rose, Mark Alan and Mary Ann.
John worked on a dairy farm where he was kicked in the head and trampled. John was a complete vegetable. God healed him many years later and he became a preacher and did missionary work. Arlene passed away in 1991. John proceeded to marry Patty and Joy until their passing. He passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at his residence in Sheldon reaching the age of 92 years and 1 month.
John is survived by his daughters, Janet Brandon of Bakersfield, CA, Mary Baker of Sheldon; one son, Mark (Diana) Baker of Ashton, IA; daughters-in-law, Mickey Malcomb, Paula Baker; one brother, Charles Baker of Bakersfield, CA; one sister, Martha Brody of Sibley, IA; two aunts, Mina and Tina; 14 grandchildren, Lisa (Ray) Wilkett, Colleen Baker, Sebastian Baker, James (Patti) Pauley, Joseph (Janet) Pauley, Jeffrey (Ruth) Pauley, Joanne (Brandon) Ellis, Chris Brandon Jr., Daniell Smith, Shawn (Amanda) Johannes, Mark Baker Jr, Christina Baker, Judy (Levi) Wagner, Michael (Misti) Baker; 43 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren.
Proceeding John in death is his parents, Joe and Gertrude Baker; wives, Arlene, Patty and Joy; daughters, Judy Baker, Jolene Pauley; son, John Baker; two sons-in-law, Jerry Pauley and Chris Brandon and two unborn great-grandchildren.

The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall
not want. He maketh me to lie
down in green pastures; He leadeth
me beside still waters. He
restoreth my soul; He leadeth me
in the paths of righteousness for
His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the
valley of the shadow of death, I will
fear no evil; for Thou art with me;
Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort
me; Thou preparest a table before
me in the presence of mine enemies;
Thou anointest my head with oil,
my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall
follow me all the days of my life;
and I will dwell in the house of the
Lord forever.
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Saturday, October 12, 2019

2:00 - 2:45 pm (Central time)

Living Water Community Church

610 2nd Ave., Sheldon, IA 51201

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