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Douglas Claude Baker

July 19, 1945 ~ April 10, 2017 (age 71)
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BAKER -  Douglas Claude Baker, age 71, went to be with his Lord, Monday, April 10, 2017.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Geraldine Baker, and his step-mother Eleanor Baker; his sister, Baby Girl Baker; his father-in-law, Henry Christians and his sister-in-law, Beverly Sall.  

Doug is survived by his wife of 44 years, Mary Christians; his daughters, Lisa and Josh Spisak, Ashley and Brad Smith; his grandchildren, Alexandra and Andrew Spisak, Cole and Luke Smith; his mother-in-law, Frances Christians; his brothers, David and Judy Baker, Philip and Joanne Baker; his brothers-in-law, Jim and Pat Christians, Ron and Julie Christians; and many nieces and nephews. 

Doug enjoyed playing and managing his own fast-pitch softball team into his forties. In his younger years, Doug played in a band.  Doug had a love of music  and still enjoyed playing his guitar and listening to his records.  Doug was a beloved son, husband, father and grandfather and will be deeply missed by his family.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Cook Funeral Home in Grandville, 4235 Prairie St. SW (West building).  Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, April 14, at Cook Memorial Chapel (East building).  Rev. Art Schoonveld will officiate. 

In honor of Doug, please consider a contribution to the charity of your choice. 

The family welcomes memories and messages in their guestbook online at www.cookcares.com. 


Charitable donations may be made to:

Charity of One's Choice



 Service Information

Visitation
Thursday
April 13, 2017

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Cook - Grandville (West building)
Grandville, MI

Visitation
Thursday
April 13, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cook - Grandville (West building)
Grandville, MI

Funeral Service
Friday
April 14, 2017

11:00 AM
Cook Memorial Chapel (East building)
Grandville, MI

Reception
Friday
April 14, 2017

12:00 PM
Cook Funeral Home Fellowship Hall
Grandville, MI


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