Ronald Elva Baker, 88 of Caldwell, Idaho passed away on Sunday morning, July 26th at the Veterans Hospital in Boise Idaho. Ronald was born and raised in Reading, MI. along with his give brothers and two sisters. Ronald joined the Army at a young age and later served in the U. S. Air Force before settling down with his first wife of fifty-two years, Joyce Baker, and raising their family.
Ron was a long-haul truck driver for most of his life logging more than a million miles before retiring at the age of 83. Ronald was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce, their son, Ronald Jr. and all of his brothers and sisters. He is survived by his children, son Kenneth Baker of Cadillac, MI., daughter, Frances Strother and son, Willy Baker of Manton, MI. and son, Dale Baker of Killeen, TX. as well as a large extended family of Middleton, ID.
Ron was a man of God and lobed going to church. His favorite pastime was fishing, expecially ice fishing in MI. He had many friends at Porter Baptist Church in Constantine, MI. and the United Methodist Church in Middleton, ID. he will be greatly missed by all. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Wounded Warriors project, His memorial will be held in MI at a later date.
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