Mike "Bike" Baker

Baker, Mike Bike 48, of St. Louis, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Bike was born in Denver, Co. on Sep. 11, 1964. He moved to St. Louis with his family where he attended Lafayette H.S. Bike is survived by his mother Elaine Baker, his sister Sandy Baker, his little brother Eathan Schroeder and Stitch the Dog. Bike was an accomplished/first call bassist on the St. Louis music scene and a local legend in his own time. He performed around the world on various U.S.O tours and was an extra in the movie Spring Break '83. He studied music at South East Missouri State University. His humor, musicianship and heart of gold was remembered on Sunday at Mile 277. The warmth and generosity shown by Bike's friends was deeply appreciated by his family. Bike was a huge dog fan and counted saving Stitch and learning music as the greatest things that he'd done with his life. Services: Funeral service will be held on Sat. Apr. 20 in Ballwin at St. Martins Episcopal Church, 15764 Clayton Rd. from 3-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, send donations to CARE/coalition for Animal Rescue and Education. P.O. box 2203, Hillsboro, Mo. 63050.

Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Apr. 19, 2013