Donald C. "Don" BakerMay 20, 1936 ~ February 14, 2020 (age 83)
Don C. Baker, 83, of Uniopolis, passed away at 8:08 a.m. Friday, February 14, 2020 at Lima Memorial Health System, Lima.
He was born in Kenton, OH on May 20, 1936 to Clyde & Merle (McKinney) Gunn who preceded him in death. On March 28, 1958 he married Ruth Hefner and she survives in Uniopolis.
He is survived by 2 daughters Darlene (Fred) Lee of Wapakoneta, Melanie (Todd) Avery of Newark; 4 grandchildren Jesse (Mandi) Dailey, Branden (Hannah Jo Hardesty) Lee, Zachary (Savannah) Avery, Briana Nelson; 7 great-grandchildren Trevor, Sydney, Cael, Ledger, Lennox, Emma, Oliver; a sister NonaSu (Don) Gonzales; a brother Robert (Nadine) Thomas; 2 nephews Paul (Nikki) Thomas, Tommy (Susan) Roby and a niece Denay (David) Whitaker.
Don worked for Koneta Rubber and then retired from Midwest Elastomers after 18 years where he worked in maintenance and machine repair. He was a member of Uniopolis United Methodist Church. He was an avid rock collector and owned his own shop. He enjoyed hiking and hunting for arrowheads and mushrooms. He also enjoyed western music, southern bluegrass gospel and yodeling. He held a special interest in UFO’s. Most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 21, 2020 at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Wapakoneta with Rev. David Gordon officiating. Family and friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Uniopolis Volunteer Fire Department.
Condolences may be expressed at www.schlosserfuneralhome.com