Carol Baker, 69

Carol J. Baker, age 69, of Colon, passed away at her home on Friday, May 24, 2024 surrounded by her family.

Carol was born in Decatur, Indiana on October 28, 1954, a daughter to the late Melvin and Caroline (Schwartz) Schwartz. Carol moved to Sarasota, Florida in 1959, to Mendon in 1962, and then eventually settled in Colon in 1966. She was a graduate of Colon High School with the class of 1972.

On November 14, 1971, Carol married her husband of 47 years Timothy W. Baker, in Colon. Timothy preceded Carol on January 24, 2019.

Blue was Carol’s favorite color, and picking on Tim was her favorite past time. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles, crime movies, her hummingbirds, riding the road wither dog in the golf cart, camping and vacations, but above all she lived to spoil her grandchildren.

Surviving Carol today are her two daughters: Judy C. (Dave Lafontaine) Baker of Colon, and Tracy M. (James) Coker of Sturgis, eight grandchildren, three greatgrandchildren, siblings: twin sister Cherly Crippin, of Three Rivers, Brenda Wickey of Sturgis, Ron (Irit) Schwartz of Dallas, TX, Lenny (Connie Campbell) Schwartz of Colon, Valerie (John) McCartney of Colon, Kip (Linda) Scwartz of Colon, sister-in-law Sharon Schwartz of Three Rivers, and many Nieces and Nephews.

Besides her parents Melvin and Caroline Schwartz, and her husband Timothy W. Baker, Carol was preceded in death by her brother Ed Schwartz, and brother in laws: Stan Crippin and Michael Wickey.

Following in her wish’s cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at New Beginnings Church with Pastor Randy Evans officiating and will be announced following the holiday weekend.

Arrangements by Schipper Funeral Home.

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