Peter M. Baker
Peter M. Baker of Delta Twp. a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend passed away unexpectedly as a result of an automobile accident on April 21, 2014. Pete was born in Lansing, Michigan on August 24, 1958. He was a Grand Ledge High School graduate Class of 1976, received a Bachelor's in Forestry from Michigan Tech and worked for Lansing BWL as a Utility Forester for the past thirteen years. Pete was a longtime member of the Arboriculture Society of Michigan (ASM) and was elected as their second Board President in 2007 and continued to serve in various leadership roles. He was an active faithful member of St. Gerard Parish where he served as an usher, in the finance council and the Knights of Columbus Richard Council #788. He was also actively involved in coaching his children's sports teams and serving as Cub Scout leader.
Pete is survived by his loving wife of twenty-five years, Anne M. (Hehl); children, Laura and Zachary; mother, Frances Baker; siblings, Mary Jo (Gary ) Kast, Jean (Joe) Chapman, Charlie (Rochelle) Baker and Sara Caswell; mother-in-law, Mary Hehl; brothers-in-law, Tony (Amy) and John Hehl; sisters-in-law, Sharon Hartwick and Mary Beth Yokabitus; numerous nieces and nephews and his dog, lizzy.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father John Klein at St. Gerard Catholic Church, 4437 W. Willow Highway, Lansing, MI 48917 on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 4:00pm. The family will receive friends at the church Thursday from 4-8:00pm and Friday from 3:00pm until the time of mass. Memorial contributions may be given to Cub Scouts Troop 121, C/O St. Gerard Catholic Church. Arrangements by the Holihan-Atkin Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. Share your memories and condolences online at www.holihanatkin.com