Edwin  Baker

Edwin Baker

Wednesday, July 22nd, 1942 - Sunday, September 20th, 2020
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Edwin Baker, 78, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020 at his home.

Friends may visit with the family from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M., Thursday, September 24, 2020 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Due to COVID-19 and in respect of social distancing, masks will be required. Following visitation there will be a procession to the St. Joseph Township Fire Department Station #2 for a last call followed by a graveside service at Riverview Cemetery in St. Joseph. Memorials may be made to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, P.O. Drawer 498, Emmitsburg, MD 21727 or online at Those wishing to share a memory of Edwin online may do so at

Edwin was born July 22, 1942 in St. Joseph, MI to Frank & Dorothy (Sauerbier) Baker. He attended St. Joseph High School and graduated from Benton Harbor Adult Education. On January 22, 1968 he married June Dansfield in Valdosta, GA.
Edwin worked for the St. Joseph-Benton Harbor Joint Waste Water Treatment Plant for over 30 years. Edwin also served on the St. Joseph Township Fire Department Station #2 from 1983 to present where he served as Safety Officer. In his spare time, Edwin enjoyed fishing, camping, listening to country music and Elvis and most of all spending time with his family and friends.

Edwin is survived by his wife of 52 years of marriage June Baker; son Tom (Sue) Holland; daughter Jayme (Paul) Peters; grandson Corey Holland; granddaughters Melissa Holland and Khristina (Chris) Castetter; three step-grandchildren Elizabeth (Brian) Dwan; Jennifer Stevens and David (Becca) Hamlin; one great grandchild; eight step-great grandchildren; brothers John Baker, William (Connie) Baker, Earl “Tom” (Judy) Baker and James (Marcia) Baker; sister Rose (Butch) Harris; many nieces & nephews; and special neighbors John (Marie) Heim. Edwin was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Frank Baker.

The family would also like to extend a special thanks to Caring Circle for all their kind help and support.
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    Thursday, September 24th, 2020 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Thursday, September 24th, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Starks & Menchinger Chapel
    2650 Niles Rd.
    St. Joseph, MI 49085
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    Following visitation there will be a procession to the St. Joseph Township Fire Department Station #2 for a last call followed by a graveside service at Riverview Cemetery in St. Joseph.


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Melissa Holland

Posted at 06:13pm
Gramps, you will forever have a special place in my heart that could never be filled by anyone else. You are a true hero, forever in my heart and I know you will always be by my side. Please keep holding my hand with every step I take during every journey that is to come. I will miss the way you always welcomed me every time I walk through your front door the first time of each visit home. I will miss you more than words can ever express and I will keep looking for our special sign that tells me you are there with me. I love you lots! XO

Chris Corteville

Posted at 08:24pm
June, Jayme & Tom I was saddened to learn of Ed's passing. I have plenty of memories of Ed as I grew up in the neighborhood. The snowmobile rides were awesome! Then of course all the time we served on the fire department together. Ed helped me putting together tours of the waste water plant so that members of the Haz-Mat team could understand the process. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers, sorry I was not in town for todays service.

Chris Corteville
Asst. Fire Chief retired
St Joseph Twp #2

June baker

Posted at 07:38pm
My love, my husband & soul mate for over 50 years. You will always be in my heart. You made my life complete. I will count the days until we can be together again. I love you. June Baker

Yvonne Isom

Posted at 10:59am

We are so sorry to hear of Ed's passing. Although he had retired from the BH-SJ WWTP, it was always nice to see him during the holiday luncheons here at the plant. I enjoyed listening to him talk about how things were when he was employed here and how much he enjoyed taking walks (in any kind of weather) with you and your beloved dog. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Josephine Smith

Posted at 10:26am
I was saddened to hear of Ed's passing away. It was a pleasure to work with Ed and to be one of his friends. Enjoyed the fish he use to give to me. It was always a joy to see him; he will be missed but never forgotten. RIP my friend. The family have our heartfelt prayers. God bless you.

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