The Van Wert County Courthouse

Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023

Arnold C. Baker Jr.

Quietly proud, very private and a strong man of integrity, Arnold C. “Arnie” Baker Jr. 93, of Van Wert passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at the Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

He was born on August 14, 1925, in Findlay, the son of Arnold C. Baker Sr. and Anna (Benadum) Baker, who both preceded him in death. On September 23, 1950, he married Ruth M. (Boroff) Baker, who died August 20, 1983.

Arnold C. Baker Jr.

Survivors include two sons, Randy L. (Pam) Baker and Rick Baker of Van Wert; two daughters, Becky Jo (Ronald) Miller of Celina, and Penny (Nick) Wade of Van Wert; seven grandchildren, Justin (Amy) Krogman, Joshua Miller, Dusty (Kelly) Wade, April Miller, Debroah Hague, Hannah (Tim) Tussing and Krystal (Gregg) Speck; three stepgrandchildren, Nicholas Wade Jr., Bridget Smith and Carrie DeAmicis; 18 great-grandchildren and 28 great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Alice Boley, Naomi Kline and Lena Partin and two brothers, Gary (Wanda) Baker and John Baker.

Arnie also was preceded in death by his stepmother Naomi Baker; one sister, Mary Zissimos; a brother-in-law, Lee Boley; and two great-grandchildren.

Arnie was member of Pleasant View Church and had a strong faith in God, tremendous love for his country, and with the love of his family always around him. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5803 (and a charter member of the post), Van Wert American Legion Post 178, Van Wert County Veterans Service Office and served as a officer, AMVETS of Middle Point, worked and retired from Federal-Mogul Corporation’s National Seal plant in Van Wert in 1987.

Visitation is from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 1, at Pleasant View Church, with burial to follow in Woodland Cemetery. Military honors will be rendered by units of VFW and the American Legion posts.

In lieu of flowers, preferred memorials: the Pleasant View Church or the Van Wert County Veteran Service Office.

POSTED: 06/27/19 at 9:06 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries