Doris I. Baker, 89, of Tecumseh, passed away unexpectedly June 3, 2010. Doris was born Jan. 13, 1921, in Hillsdale, Mich., the daughter of Earl and Pearl Mills. Doris married Gerald Baker and in 2009 they celebrated 71 years of marriage. He preceded her in death Dec. 27, 2009.
Doris devoted her entire life to her family and friends. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Tecumseh for more than 50 years.
In earlier years, she was employed by Herrick Hospital. Doris enjoyed camping, knitting, baking and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Doris is survived by one son, Kenneth (Becky) Baker; five grandchildren, Dee (Skeeter) Wagoner, Jennifer Kardatzke, Laura (Daryl) Kreiser, Courtney Kirk and Tommy Baker; nine great-grandchildren, Taylor, Trevor, Sammuel, Sydney, Kendra, Marissa, Logan, Wyatt and Cameron.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald; parents; two sons, Richard Gene Baker and Mark Allen Baker; one grandson, Thomas Richard Baker and one sister, Myrtle.
Visitation services to honor the life of Doris Baker was held on Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh followed by a graveside service for family and friends at Brookside Cemetery, Tecumseh with John Kopke officiating. Following the graveside, everyone was invited to attend a luncheon in honor of Doris.
At the family’s request, memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be made online at www.pursefuneralhome.com.