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Marjorie Lynn Baker, age 70, of Middleville, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, October 3, 2015 surrounded by family. The daughter of Clarence and Evelyn (Kalin) Pobanz, she was born on June 19, 1945 in Bay City. Marge lived in Elkton prior to her graduation from Laker High School in 1963. Upon graduation, she married Kenneth Baker on October 22, 1964. For many years she worked at Bad Axe manufacturing. Following that, she and her dear friend, Donna Gaskill opened a Form You 3 Weight Loss Center in Cass City.

Marge was an angel that walked on Earth. Her contagious smile formed friendships everywhere she went, her helpful hands made the lives of others around her blissful, her spoken words were only kind and encouraging, and her heart was filled with love and compassion for all. Some of Marge’s favorite precious moments were spent at family reunions, holiday gatherings, and weddings. Time with her grandchildren was especially cherished as she always made the effort to attend their school and athletic activities.

Marge is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Keith Pobanz and Kenneth Pobanz; mother and father-in-laws, Pearl & Robert Baker; and sister-in-law Marion (Charles) Thomas. Surviving is her daughter, Brenda (Jim) Deering of Caledonia; son, Paul (Kim) Baker of Rochester Hills; grandchildren, Alex Deering, Karley Deering, Justin Baker, and Megan Baker; sister, Kathleen (Tom) Wojciechowski of Troy; sister-in-laws, Joann Pobanz of Cass City, Rita Pobanz of Maineville, Ohio and Kathie (Michael) Maurer of Vassar; brother-in-laws, Duane (Penny) Baker of Paw Paw, Martin (Debra) Baker of Elkton, and Charlie Thomas of Temperance; former husband, Kenneth Baker of Elkton; several nieces and nephews; long time dear friends, Jeanne Haley, Donna Gaskill, and many friends at Lincoln Meadows.

A memorial service is being held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at Thornapple Valley Church, 2750 South M-43 Hwy, Hastings, MI 49058, with a luncheon to follow. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.

Honoring her wishes, cremation will take place. Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.


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  1. TOPS 546 Middleville Michigan on October 23, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Please accept our condolences for Margie our TOPS friend. We will be donating in her memory to a Special Family in Need at Christmas time so they may have a special Christmas.

    Virginia Henion, Leader
    TOPS 546 Middleville Michigan

  2. Donna Gaskill on October 24, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    Marge – My forever and ever “bestest” friend. Oh, how we laughed! We were going to grow old together. And when we got dementia we were going to be new “bestest” friends!

  3. Paul Baker on October 27, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    If anyone is interested, here is a link to the video slideshow that was shown at Mom’s Memorial Service:

    Thank you to all for being a wonderful part of Moms life.

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