In Memory

Warren Baker

Warren Baker

Warren A. Baker


Warren A. Baker Jr., 63, of Dixon, was ushered into heaven on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon. Warren spent many years in the agricultural business as a warehouse manager, the last 13 years being the most fulfilling at Helena Chemical Co. in Princeton, IL.

Warren was born August 26, 1949, in Rochelle, IL, the wonderful son of Warren A. Sr. and Norma L. (McCluney) Baker. He married Randy L. Schnake on June 7, 1969, in Dixon. Warren graduated from Dixon High School in 1967. Warren was a veteran of the Army, having served in Korea as a tank commander from 1969, completing with honors in 1971. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, who was loved, respected, and adored by his family and a multitude of friends. Warren’s greatest pleasures included golf, attending church, cooking, reading, and most of all spending time with family and friends. He was a man of great faith, attending church at Faith Center in Rockford where he was a greeter and powerful advocate for Christ. He had a God given gift for giving and the heart of a Peacemaker, and will be sorely missed by all.

Survivors include his wife of Dixon; one daughter, Sunnie L. (Matt) Payne of Dixon; one brother, Stephen (Gail) Baker of Princeton; one sister, Sue (William “Willis”) Baker-Klein of Dixon; five grandchildren, London Baker, Josh Payne, Morgan Askegaard, Kenzie Payne, and Bayli Baker-Dunlap; three nephews, Matt Baker, Michael Baker, and Mark Baker; three nieces, Amber (Todd) Wells, Ciara Loescher, and Brittany Klein; one brother-in-law, Gary (Diane) Schnake; and many great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM, Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Crossroads Community Church in Polo. The Memorial Service and Celebration of Warren’s amazing life will follow at 12:00 PM, with Apostle Lyon officiating.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

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02/20/13 01:41 PM #1    

Paula Benell

I will remember Warren, always with a smile on his face.  He just always seemed to be in a good mood.  Such a nice guy and sweet person.

02/20/13 03:40 PM #2    

Sandra Lange (Lordi)

You could not have asked for a nicer guy.....always a smile and a kind word for everyone.  He will be missed!

02/27/13 06:05 AM #3    

Pat White

I am sorry to hear the news of Warren's passing.  He always seemed like a good and kind man.  In high school days filled with raging egos and anxieties, Warren always seemed like a man at peace, at ease in his own skin. And his biography confirms a life lived in kindness and service.  This is sad news of the passing of a good guy.  My thoughts and prayers are with Randy and Warren's entire family. 

Pat White

02/27/13 10:49 AM #4    

Romona Tarter (Magnafici)

Warren was the kind of man every woman wanted her husband to be; kind, caring, considerate, and loving. My heart goes out to Randy, Sunnie, and the rest of his family at this time.

He fought the cancer bravely and with a deep devotion to God's amazing healing powers. Although Warren did not win the battle, he added an additional year to his life with the amazing care he was given at the Cancer Treatment Center in Zion, Illinois. They were thoughtful and loving in dealing not only with the disease, but with all aspects of his care. Randy stayed right at his side, devoted as always to her soul mate.

Please remember his family in your prayers during this time.

08/05/17 05:36 PM #5    

Roger Digges

Warren and I were in Boy Scouts together way back when. You couldn't find a more honest and truthful person, not to mention friendly. Sorry to hear he's gone.

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