Mary “Louise” Baker, 84, of Portage, IN passed away Thursday, March 21, 2024. She was born November 14, 1939, in Plymouth, IN to Carroll & Clara (Rensberger) Baker and graduated from Lapaz High School in1957. Louise had made her career as the Registrar at Portage High School for over 25 years and was a member of Calvary Church in Valparaiso. She enjoyed gardening and canning vegetables, bicycling with David in Indiana & Florida, cooking, tent camping trips, reading historical fiction novels and playing board games with the grandkids, but it was the 50 plus years of family fishing trips to Canada for Walleye that have become legendary.
On June 22, 1958, she married David L. Baker who survives along with their children; Christine (Kelly) Kern of Valparaiso, Mark (Julie) Baker of Sullivan, IN, brothers; Richard (Delores) Baker, Robert (Patt) Baker, grandchildren; Cara (Matt) Germann, Cami Kern, Katie (Richard) Swann, Alexandra Baker & Andrew Baker, and great grandchildren; Eleanor Faye Germann, Rachael Renee Germann, Madelyn Grace Germann & Baker Freeman Swann. She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Baker in 1977, and her brother, Donald Baker.
A visitation will be held Friday from 10 am – 1 pm at Calvary Church, 1325 Evans Ave., Valparaiso with funeral service beginning at 1:00 pm and burial to follow at Graceland Cemetery.


Our hearts and prayers will be lifted up for your family as you go through the grieving of losing your mom, grandmother, wife. She was such a special friend to our family! I often felt like we were part of Louise's family. -Mark Stull family 

I am so sorry for your loss. Louise was such a sweet person. Prayers for family and friends. -Ada Sandusky 

Our heartfelt prayers go out you and your family, Dave, for the loss of Louise. She was a wonderful person, wife, and mother. -Raymond and Mary Martin 

The whole Necco family sends their condolences. You are all in our prayers. Tracy necco flick 

David and Family, We are so sorry for the earthly loss of sweet Louise. Your deep love and care for her serves as a model for anyone who had the privilege of knowing her and you as a husband and family. She will be remembered for her grace and smiles. Sandy and I send our heartfelt condolences and are grateful for the time we got to know her and each of you. May God comfort you now and in times to come. Love, -Fred and Sandy Taylor

Deepest and most sincere condolences. -  Alexander family 

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