Stephen B. Baker
GALESBURG - Stephen B. Baker, 60, of Galesburg, died at 5:52 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, in Keosauqua, Iowa. He was born March 19, 1956, in Keosauqua, Iowa, the son of Charles A. Baker and Evelyn Joan Phillips. He married Reanna G. Rogers on Feb. 4, 2016, in Galesburg. He is survived by his wife, Reanna of Galesburg; his mother, Joan of Galesburg; two sons, Bryan (Emily) Baker of Puyallup, Washington and Shawn Baker of Abingdon; two daughters, Courtney Payne of Galesburg and Gracie Hoffman of Galesburg; five brothers, Mike Baker, Steve Baker, Rick Baker, Michael Newbold, and Monty Newbold; and two sisters, Bonita and Jodie Crouch. He is also survived by nine granchildren and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his father. Steve served in the U.S. Army. He had been working for the past 11 years at John Deere. He enjoyed being outdoors, whether it be yard work, fishing, or playing with Grace in the backyard. He was a member of UAW Local 865. Cremation rites will be accorded. No services are planned at this time. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory. Memorials may be made to the family. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.watsonthomas.com.
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