John L. Baker

April 10, 1941October 8, 2018
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John L. Baker, 77 of Huntington passed away at 10:52 am on Monday, October 8, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. John was a 1960 graduate of Union High School. He had worked at Hayes Lemmerz in Huntington and was a farmer, retiring from both. He currently worked as a safety guard at C.F. Industries. He was a former Polk Township Trustee, former board member of Huntington County Historical Society, and was currently on the Huntington Township Advisory Board as well as a member of the Lions Club. John was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the Wabash Primitive Baptist Church.

John was born on April 10, 1941 in Huntington, the son of Dale and Pauline (Sunderman) Baker.

He was united in marriage to Joy Oswalt on April 6, 1968 in Huntington. She preceded him in death on June 8, 2014.

Survivors include a daughter: Jennifer (Steve) Miller of Andrews; a son: John “Mike” (Jenn McCann) Baker of Andrews; four grandchildren: Brittany Miller of Indianapolis, Alexis (Jacob) Graft of Markle, Braden Updike and Cameron Updike both of Huntington.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother: Kenneth Baker, two sisters: Janet Albertson, Sara Braun and a grandson: Zachary Miller.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 12, 2018 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, Indiana.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel with Rev. Steve McPeek officiating.

Interment will be at the Star of Hope Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be made out to Huntington County Historical Society in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN 46750.


  • Jennifer Miller, Daughter
  • John "Mike" Baker, Son
  • Joy Baker, Wife
  • Dale Baker, Father
  • Pauline Baker, Mother
  • Kenneth Baker, Brother
  • Janet Albertson, Sister
  • Sara Braun, Sister
  • Zachary Miller, Grandson
  • Four grandchildren: Brittany Miller, Alexis Graft, Braden Updike and Cameron Updike

  • Huntington County Historical Society


  • Visitation Friday, October 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 13, 2018

John L. Baker

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Terry & Rebecca Burris

October 12, 2018

Jenny, Steve, and Family. Our deepest sympathy on your loss of John. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. John will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him. God Bless. RIP John.

Jenn McCann-Baker

October 11, 2018

My Father in law...but to me, the meaning of a TRUE Dad.
I will forever be grateful for the love & stability you showed & gave to me. You & Joy have set the bar high in showing me what I've always wanted for my children & soon to be grandchildren. A grounded & stable, loving, Godly home. Full of love, laughter & light. I promise to do my very best in making your old homestead just that. Know that I will forever love through all storms & triumphs with your son. He is my other half & my rock for life. I will forever hold close to my heart, mine & yours "I love you's." You'll never know how special that was to me. I love you Dad.

Charles and Roma Jean Bradburn

October 10, 2018

We extend our condolences to John's family for their loss and to Bill Oswalt for the loss of his brother-in-law. We have known both John and Joy since we were children. I (Roma Jean) was a neighbor to Joy and her family on Garfield St. John, his brother Ken, and father baled hay for my father during the years of 1953-1957. Both Charles and I enjoyed visiting with Joy and John at our Huntington Township school reunions each year that we were all present. Charles and Joy were classmates. The last time was just after they had traveled to Alaska and were telling us how much they enjoyed their trip. May your memories of your dad and mother sustain you through the years to come.

Jennifer Miller

October 9, 2018

While this space if far too small to put all my memories of my Dad; I will just say that he will be remembers as a great husband, dad, son, brother, uncle, nephew, friend and coworker. Dad was the most giving, caring, fun loving, and ornery guy I know. Nobody left sad after meeting my Dad. Even on the day he died, he was giving the doctors, and nurses a hard time. When we were at the hospital, you could tell he made an impression. Dad always said, "If I didn't like you, I wouldn't pick on you." I miss both my parents so much, but I know they are at peace. However, I bet Dad is telling those angels," If I didn't like you..." Rest in peace Dad. We love you!