October 8, 2019 - 1:51 pm - Posted in Obituaries

John Marvin Baker, age 92, of Sheldon, passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at his residence in Sheldon.

His memorial service will be at 2 P.M. on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Living Water Community Church in Sheldon with Pastor Jesse Walhof officiating.

With Military Honors presented by the McGlothen-Cowie Post of the American Legion #145 of Sheldon

The Vander Ploeg Funeral Home of Sheldon is in charge of arrangements

John Marvin Baker was born on August 29, 1927 in Sibley, Iowa to Joe and Gertrude (Van Engen) Baker. John passed away at the age of 92 years and 1 month.   He went to be in the arms of Jesus on September 29, 2019. John served in the Army during WWII over in Germany. When John got back state side he went back home to Iowa where he worked on the railroads and became a shoe cobbler. John married his first wife Myrna Ferguson, they had two children, John Thomas and Judy Marie. They later divorced. He then married Arlene Fischer in 1955, they had 4 children, Jolene Marie, Janet Rose, Mark Alan and Mary Ann.

John worked on a dairy farm where he was kicked in the head and trampled. John was a complete vegetable. God healed him many years later and he became a preacher and did missionary work.   Arlene passed away in 1991. John proceeded to marry Patty and Joy until their passing.

John is survived by his daughters, Janet Brandon of Bakersfield, CA, Mary Baker of Sheldon; one son, Mark (Diana) Baker of Ashton, IA; daughters-in-law, Mickey Malcomb, Paula Baker; one brother, Charles Baker of Bakersfield, CA; one sister, Martha Brody of Sibley, IA; two aunts, Mina and Tina; 14 grandchildren, Lisa (Ray) Wilkett, Colleen Baker, Sebastian Baker, James (Patti) Pauley, Joseph (Janet) Pauley, Jeffrey (Ruth) Pauley, Joanne (Brandon) Ellis, Chris Brandon Jr., Daniell Smith, Shawn (Amanda) Johannes, Mark Baker Jr, Christina Baker, Judy (Levi) Wagner, Michael (Misti) Baker; 43 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren.

Proceeding John in death is his parents, Joe and Gertrude Baker; wives, Arlene, Patty and Joy; daughters, Judy Baker, Jolene Pauley; son, John Baker; two son-in-laws, Jerry Pauley and Chris Brandon and two unborn great grandchildren.

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