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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. dON & pAT cOREY on October 16, 2015 at 10:18 am

    Our prayers are for all your family.
    Don & Pat Corey

  2. Irene Green on October 17, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Brenda, I was saddened to read about your mothers passing. I have lots of memories of her watching you play volleyball at Lakers. She was a beautiful lady and I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to know her. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  3. Penny & Duane Baker on October 18, 2015 at 10:51 am

    We appreciate all the good Marge did during her life here on Earth. We loved her and will miss her.
    Sending our love to her family and friends.

  4. Barbara (Russell) Wills on October 19, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    So sorry to hear this. Marge was my best friend for many years. She was my maid of honer in 1961 when I married Dick McGee. I lost contact with her when we moved away.RIP my friend. Love, Barb

  5. Gail and Kurt Richmond on October 20, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    So very sorry to hear of Marges passing.Have lots of memories of her while hanging out in Elkton! She always had a smile and loved her laugh! May your memories bring you comfort.

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