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Floyd Baker

July 14, 1915 — August 24, 2012

Floyd W. Baker, age 97 of Sebring, FL - formerly of Westfield, was called home to Our Heavenly Father, on August 24th, 2012, from complications due to a fall by his home. He was born July 14th, 1915 to Henry & Julia Baker in Dixon, IL.

He is survived by and will be sadly missed by his wife of 15 years, Violet “Vi” Danzer Baker of Sebring, FL, formerly of Ohio; his daughter, Jan Teresko (special friend, John), FL; daughter-in-Law, Dorothy (nee Baker)(Joe) Manweiler, Westfield; grandchildren, Cherie (Dean) Kottka, Westfield, Nancy (Paul) Kopach, Coloma, Linda (Doug) Neddo, Coloma, David (Misty) Baker, Endeavor, Rick (Becky) Broeker, IL, Gene (Kim) VonHolten, FL and Harriette (Manny) Gomez, CA; great grandchildren, Sheila (John) Shultis, John(Angie) Kottka, James Kottka (special friend, Catherine Haynes); Danielle and Cody Neddo; Jenelle, Lori, Mindy Kopach, Kari(Kopach) Brinkman; Dawson and Kelly Baker; Trevor, Tim and Trey Broeker; Hannah and Hogan VonHolten; and John Gomez; great-great grandchildren, Donovan Kirby, Kendra Brinkman; Mary, Ruthann and John Jr. Kottka; Kaylee Kottka, Mason and Ashton Nindorf; his extended family of Vi’s who loved him dearly includes: Charles Danzer Jr., Barbara Wagner and Jeff Danzer. He will also be missed by all his wonderful, special friends from the “Fishing Camp” that loved him & called him “Pop”. And his & Vi’s friends from the park where he currently resided, that would stop in to see how he & Vi were doing.

Floyd was active in his church - Spring Lake United Methodist in Florida & looked forward to ushering, visiting with friends & going out to eat afterwards. He loved watching the Packers, watching baseball, working word search puzzles. Up to a few months ago, he & Vi would go for rides on their 3-wheeled bikes. In his younger years in Westfield, he was a farmer, and then moved to town where he liked to tinker, build things & garden.
Preceding him in death, were his parents; brother, Clarence in 1937; son, John in June of 1967; his first wife, Betty in 1959; his second wife, Delores in June of 1997; Violet’s daughter, Vivian Lanthorn( Nurse) & son, Werley Vanover (Paratrooper).

A funeral service for Floyd will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. at Steinhaus-Holly Funeral Home, Westfield with Pastor Terry Temanson officiating. Burial will be in Riverside “Lawrence” Cemetery, Town of Westfield. A visitation will be held on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home. Steinhaus-Holly Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Westfield is serving the family. For online obituaries and condolences go to

Thank you to Somers Hospice House in Sebring, for making Floyd as comfortable as was possible.

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