Benny J. Baker

Benny J. Baker
Benny J. Baker of Plainwell, passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2007 in Kalamazoo. Mr. Baker was born June 15, 1940 in Otsego to Robert and Frances (Rolston) Baker and had been a lifelong resident of the area. For 41 ½ years he was employed with Plainwell Paper Co. Benny was a member of the Men’s Auxiliary of V.F.W. Post #3030. On July 17, 1965 in Plainwell he married Charlene Strandt, who survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Deborah (Rob) Thomas, Cheryl Baker and Susan Oetman (Norm Smith) all of Plainwell; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; his siblings, Joann Ward, Bob (Vicki) Baker, Susan (Fred) Brock, Peggy (Dick) Remaly, Linda (Jim) Meador, Mike (Tammy) Baker; a brother-in-law, Charles Strandt; 2 aunts, Barbara Rink and Helen Myers; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Benny was preceded in death by his parents; his step-mother, Florence Bent; his sister, Betty Mignery; and a granddaughter. Friends may meet the family today from 4 to 8 P.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home in Otsego where services will be held Saturday at 10:00 A.M., Mr. William Rose officiating. Cremation will follow.
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