Donald Edward Baker was born February 26, 1948 at Frankfort, IN to Eldon and Jean (Bence) Baker. He grew up and attended schools in Indiana. On November 16, 1968 he married Barbara Ruth Blankenship in Clinton County, IN. He was a welder for General Seating in Frankfort until he became disabled. In 2005 he moved to Mitchell. He was interested in and enjoyed working with computers.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; four daughters: Faith Baker and Scott Madore, Shelly Ruckel and husband; Jeff, Dee Baker and Donella Baker; four grandchildren: John Wayne Brown Jr., Rose Marie Ruckel, Nathaniel Edward Ruckel and Anthony Charles Ruckel all of Mitchell.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Alan Baker and two grandchildren: Clara Jean Brown and Noah Seth Brown.