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Mark Baker

Mark Baker

Mark Baker, 66, of Diagonal, died Friday, February 2, 2024, at Carlisle Care Center in Carlisle, Iowa.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, February 9, 2024, at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Creston. Father Patrick Amedaka will officiate the service. The Mass will be live streamed found on a link under events at www.powersfh.com.
Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr.
Open visitation will be 2 to 7 p.m., Thursday, February 8th, at Powers Funeral Home in Creston with family receiving friends from 5 to7 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the Ringgold County Fair/Cattlemen’s Fund. Online condolences can be given at www.powersfh.com.
Mark Anthony Baker, son of Benno Beede Baker and Pauline Louise (Young) Baker, was born on August 16, 1957, in Mount Ayr. Mark attended Mount Ayr High School where he graduated with the class of 1975.
On August 4, 1979, Mark was united in marriage to Janelle Lynn Davis at the St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Afton. They first lived and worked out of the Ellston area. At that time, Mark worked for a farmer.
In 1986, they settled in rural Diagonal where he continued his farming career.
Mark enjoyed the simple things in life, like his children and all the events they had. He spent a lot of time with his grandchildren and following their many activities.
In his early years he was busy hunting and riding motorcycles. Later while farming and working he loved his John Deere equipment and cattle.
Mark is survived by his wife, Janelle Baker of Diagonal; his children: Micheal (Britney) Baker of Kellerton, Jacqueline (Justin) Bacon of Manson, and Russell (Lizzy) Baker of Thayer: his sisters: Barbara Trisler of Mount Ayr and Virginia (Lynn) Berry of De Soto; sister in-laws: Betty Baker of Creston and Jean Davis of Creston; his grandchildren: Colby, Kegan, and Collin Bacon and Matthew and Morgan Baker, and nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
Mark is preceded in death by his parents; Benno and Pauline; his in-laws Carl and Ruby Davis, his brothers, Richard and Robert Baker; and a sister in-law, Connie Baker.

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