Jack F. Baker, age 90, of Warsaw, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 at the Warsaw Health & Rehabilitation Center.  
He was born Sept. 25, 1928, in Union, the son of Fred F. Baker and Erma Veta (Smith) Baker.
Jack graduated from Union High School, Union, Class of 1946.  
Following graduation, he married Margaret Marie Alley in Hiawatha, Kan., on Nov. 11, 1946.  They settled in Union, their first house being a converted chicken house!  
Jack was an excellent farmer and farmed his entire life until retirement in the early 90's.  
He took pride in his field crops as the rows had to be straight and weed free.  
His favorite chore was putting up hay.
 In his younger days, he enjoyed bowling, hunting and fishing.  
Margaret and Jack both loved square dancing with friends and family.  Jack loved to play cards and in those days, card parties were the top form of entertainment during the cold winters in Nebraska.  
In their early marriage, Margaret and Jack had three children, Peggy, Judy and Tim.  Eighteen years later, they had another son Kurt and two years after that, their last child Becky was born.
In 1974, Jack and his wife, with Kurt and Becky, moved to LaMonte, Mo., where they had purchased a farm.  Once retired, Jack developed a love for wood working, leaving family members with treasured mementoes.  He remained on his farm until health and age dictated his moving into a healthcare facility.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Margaret Marie (Alley) Baker, a grandson, Joshua Baker, a sister, Betty Ann Temple, and a nephew, Bradley Stine.
Surviving are his daughters, Peggy Karo and husband, Max of O'Neill, Judy Donahue and husband, Pat of Warsaw, Mo., Rebecca Baker of Olathe, Kan., two sons, Timothy and wife, Christine of Michigantown, Ind., and Kurt and wife, Monique of Whispering Pines, N.C., 14 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren, one sister, Bonnie Coanda, of Pasadena, Calif., plus many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at the East Union Cemetery in Union at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31.  A luncheon will be provided following the service at the Legion Hall in Union.