In memory of
Susan Janet "Jan" Baker
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In memory of
Susan Janet "Jan" Baker
Baker, Susan Janet "Jan" 3/6/1935 - 1/20/2021 Beulah, MI Susan Janet "Jan" (Burdette, Crandall) Baker passed away in Traverse City, MI on January 20, 2021 at the age of 85. Jan was born on March 6, 1935 in Natick, MA to her parents J. Mace and Dorothy Crandall. Jan married the love of her life, Edward Baker Jr. on May 2, 1988. Susan, known as Jan to her family and friends, most recently resided in Beulah and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Frankfort. Jan grew up in a military family and lived throughout the United States during her youth as her father was transferred among various naval duty stations. As an adult, Jan primarily resided in Lowell, where she raised her family and was employed by the Lowell Police Department. Jan also worked as a phlebotomist at Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids and as a dental assistant in Ada, MI. Jan loved to hike and swim and taught swimming lessons so others could enjoy the water as she did. Jan had a passion for reading and served as a volunteer at numerous libraries. She also volunteered her time at Paul Oliver Hospital in Frankfort and at senior centers and animal shelters in various communities where she lived. Jan loved to sit in her chair by the front door to watch all the birds, and she would do so for hours at a time. Jan and her husband, Ed, very much appreciated the love and care given to her by the staffs at The Pavilions of Traverse City, The Maples of Frankfort, and Munson Hospice. Jan is survived by her husband, Edward Baker Jr.; sons, Duke (Diane) Burdette and Cole (Diane) Burdette; daughters, Belinda (Robert) Burdette-Reedy and Kish Johnson; grandchildren, Erin Burdette, Emma Burdette, Elise Burdette, Eric (Garland) Kazmierski, Lani (Gary) Burdette, Robert Reedy, Jessica Reedy Romero, Joe (Kacie) Johnson, Kaitlyn Johnson, Amanda (Michael) Kalfas, Matthew Baker, Alexandra (Eric) Baker, Corey Garza, and Alana Saindon; great-grandchildren, Noah Romero, Adaline Johnson, Charlotte Kazmierski, Mara Saindon, Solomon Kalfas, and Asher Kalfas; stepchildren, Steve (Mary) Baker and Renee Baker; brothers, David Crandall, Bill Blount, and Ross Blount; as well as her sister, Cora Wise. Jan is preceded in death by her grandson, David Mason Burdette and brother, Bob Crandall. Services are not being planned at this time. Jowett Family Funeral Home is handling the arrangements for the family. Jowett Family Funeral Home, Benzonia, MI
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In memory of
Susan Janet "Jan" Baker
Baker, Susan Janet "Jan" 3/6/1935 - 1/20/2021 Beulah, MI Susan Janet "Jan" (Burdette, Crandall) Baker passed away in Traverse City, MI on January 20, 2021 at the age of 85. Jan was born on March 6, 1935 in Natick, MA to her parents J. Mace and Dorothy Crandall. Jan married the love of her life, Edward Baker Jr. on May 2, 1988. Susan, known as Jan to her family and friends, most recently resided in Beulah and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Frankfort. Jan grew up in a military family and lived throughout the United States during her youth as her father was transferred among various naval duty stations. As an adult, Jan primarily resided in Lowell, where she raised her family and was employed by the Lowell Police Department. Jan also worked as a phlebotomist at Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids and as a dental assistant in Ada, MI. Jan loved to hike and swim and taught swimming lessons so others could enjoy the water as she did. Jan had a passion for reading and served as a volunteer at numerous libraries. She also volunteered her time at Paul Oliver Hospital in Frankfort and at senior centers and animal shelters in various communities where she lived. Jan loved to sit in her chair by the front door to watch all the birds, and she would do so for hours at a time. Jan and her husband, Ed, very much appreciated the love and care given to her by the staffs at The Pavilions of Traverse City, The Maples of Frankfort, and Munson Hospice. Jan is survived by her husband, Edward Baker Jr.; sons, Duke (Diane) Burdette and Cole (Diane) Burdette; daughters, Belinda (Robert) Burdette-Reedy and Kish Johnson; grandchildren, Erin Burdette, Emma Burdette, Elise Burdette, Eric (Garland) Kazmierski, Lani (Gary) Burdette, Robert Reedy, Jessica Reedy Romero, Joe (Kacie) Johnson, Kaitlyn Johnson, Amanda (Michael) Kalfas, Matthew Baker, Alexandra (Eric) Baker, Corey Garza, and Alana Saindon; great-grandchildren, Noah Romero, Adaline Johnson, Charlotte Kazmierski, Mara Saindon, Solomon Kalfas, and Asher Kalfas; stepchildren, Steve (Mary) Baker and Renee Baker; brothers, David Crandall, Bill Blount, and Ross Blount; as well as her sister, Cora Wise. Jan is preceded in death by her grandson, David Mason Burdette and brother, Bob Crandall. Services are not being planned at this time. Jowett Family Funeral Home is handling the arrangements for the family. Jowett Family Funeral Home, Benzonia, MI
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7223 South Street
Benzonia, MI 49616
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