Joyce Baker

Joyce Baker

Joyce A. Baker of Otsego, Michigan, passed away Sunday, September 1, 2013. Joyce was born June 17, 1934 in Kalamazoo, MI the daughter of Gerald and Minnie (Arendson) Langeance.

Joyce worked for Bruce’s Market for about 10 years before starting at Brookside Market for 17 years; she then worked at Karen’s Daycare before starting her own daycare, Wee World Daycare, which she ran out of her home for 13 years. In her leisure time Joyce enjoyed knitting, crafts, camping and baking. She had been a Girl Scout leader in Otsego and was a member of the Otsego Church of God for over 25 years.

On December 4, 1954 in Otsego she married Raymond Baker who survives. Also surviving are 6 children, Kathi (Dave) Tice of Allegan, Kevin (Tina) Baker of Allegan, Kris Baker of Anderson, IN, Kim Baker of Allegan, Ken Baker of Allegan and Kyle (Lori) Baker of Otsego ; 8 grandchildren, Brian Tice, Amy Brink, Jerry Baker, Jason Baker, Matthew Baker, David Baker, Jamie Myers and Angela Boyett; several great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Barbara Michaels and Marlyn Langeance both of Otsego; half-brother Scott Langejans and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter Karolyn Baker; a brother, Don Langeance; and grandson, Kenneth Ray Baker II.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the Otsego Church of God on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 7:00P.M. with Pastor Stephen Burrow officiating.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Reverence Home Hospice.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

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  1. Dick and Joyce Mills says:

    Barb & Marilyn,
    So sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and
    your families.

  2. Cheryl Slack says:

    I was saddened to hear about Aunt Joyce. But rejoicing in knowing she is with our Lord and Savior. Also that she is now reunited with Karolyn and my Mom & Dad. Praying for all of your hearts. Remember all the happy times.
    Love Dan & Cheryl Slack

  3. Jean Long and Alexis Ware says:

    The picture of Joyce is how we will always remember her. I never worried about Alexis when I left her with Joyce and Papa at the daycare. They were like second parents for her and gave me piece of mind knowing they were caring for her and loving her like one of their own. I’m sorry for your loss but know God has another soul in heaven and she is at peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Love, Jean and Alexis

  4. Melissa Lynn says:

    I was very saddened to hear about Joyce…… she was a very sweet and loving person and always had a smile, especially when all the kids and family was together…. she will be deeply missed by many….. may the love and comfort of friends and family be with all of you!!!!!

  5. Emily Mills says:

    Kyle, Kenny, Barb and families,

    I was so sorry to hear about your mom (sister,aunt). Joyce was such a sweet lady with a great laugh but could be tough when she needed to be. Years ago we talked a lot when she worked at Bruce’s and I always felt that closeness with her even decades later. Once she touched your heart she was always there. Joyce adored her family and I know she’ll be missed. Em

  6. Judy & Gene Laws says:

    So sorry about the loss of Joyce. She was a great person and good friend. Our prayers are with your family.

  7. Ken, Tootie & Cindy Whitaker says:

    Family & friends of ,Joyce, you are all in our thoughts & prayers at this time. We will always remember her as a wonderful person with a heart of gold.

  8. Lynnette Baker Sangsland says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. I am glad I got to see her and we had a really good talk. She know who I was right away. She was such a wonderful person and I have many fond memories of are families together. My prayers are with you all.

    Lynnette

  9. Mary Ellen Riggs says:

    Sorry to hear about the loss of Joyce. She was a wonderful person we had good times working with the youth group.

    Mary Ellen & Doug Riggs

  10. SUZANNE (BROWN) MARQUARD says:

    I’M SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR WIFE, AND MOTHER, I LIVED NEXT DOOR FOR MANY YEARS AND JOYCE WAS ALWAYS SO NICE TO ME, I REMEMBER ASKING HER IF I COULD TAKE KIM AND CHRIS FOR A WALK’ SHE ALWAYS LET ME, I LIKED HELPING HER, SHE WILL HOLD SPECIAL MEMORIES FOR ALL WHO KNEW HER, I WILL KEEP THE FAMILY IN MY PRAYERS. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU ALL.

  11. Susan Jerrett Sawasky says:

    I graduated with Kathi (Otsego 1968) I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Michelle Johnson says:

    To the Baker family (especially Kim),

    I am truly sorry for your loss. She was a great woman! I would’ve liked to have been there but I didn’t have anyone to be with my kids. I am thinking of you all and praying for comfort and peace for you all.

    Sincerely,
    Michelle Johnson

  13. Peggy Thompson says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was always such a sweet lady… May all the great memories help you all during the hard times. My thoughts are with you.

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