Nina "Nena" L. Baker
                                   July 26, 1945 -- December 17, 2017

Nina “Nena” L.  Baker, 72, of Middlebury, died at 6:06 pm, on Sunday,
December 17, at her residence surrounded by her family. She had battled
cancer for two years. She was born on July 26, 1945, in Ligonier, to
William and Margaret (Franks) Hunter. On January 15, 1972 she married
Joseph E.  Baker; he died April 29, 1992. Surviving are two daughters,
Tiffany Baker-Miller of Shipshewana, Susan (Chad Lundgren) Baker of
Cassopolis, MI; six grandchildren, Kaylee Schrock, Kiah Schrock,
Brendan Miller, Joseph Lundgren, Jaxon Lundgren and Jalyssa
Lundgren; three brothers, Jerry (JoElla) Hunter of Toledo, OH, Phil
(Sandy) Hunter of Cromwell, Nelson (Carol) Hunter of Ligonier; two
sisters, Janet (Gene) Wolff of St. Joe, MI, Marilyn (Wayne) Eash of
Ligonier; brother-in-law, Ron (Darlene) Baker of Gas City. She was
preceded in death by her husband and parents. Nena was a member of
Bristol United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir. She was
the previous owner of the Cow Bell Restaurant in Bristol and worked at
the Hilltop in Midddlebury for 24 years. Nena never knew a stranger and
enjoyed camping and golfing and loved her children and grandchildren.
Her favorite vacation spot was Myrtle Beach. Visitation will be from 2:00 -
4:00 and 5:00 - 8:00 pm on Wednesday December 20, and for one hour
prior to the 11:00 am funeral service on Thursday December 21, all at
Bristol United Methodist Church. Services will be conducted by Pastor
Gary Lewis. Burial will be in Trout Creek Cemetery, Bristol. Memorials
may be given to Bristol United Methodist Church.  

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So sorry Susan and Chad. It is so bad for so many reason, but she is at
peace and with your Dad.  We are thinking of you.
From: Ruth Ken Wesche
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Susan, my heart aches for you and your family. You are in my thoughts
and prayers during the rough days ahead, if you need anything let me
know. God has received a Angel and I'm sure she is looking down and
smiling for all that you have done.
From: Julie Gaspar
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Our family keeps getting smaller and I wish that it would stop. When it
comes to our siblings it is harder than our parents. I remember Nina from
my first memories of when I still remembered your dad coming to our
house. I was so small and I remember looking up at her and she was so
beautiful. I remember seeing her years later when I grew up and I still
thought that she was beautiful as well as a very nice lady. I am so very
sorry for your loss. My prayers are with all you at this time.
From: Jackie Thorne
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Phil, Marilyn and the rest of Nena's family,
I knew Nena had been ill and was so sorry to hear of her passing.  You
have my deepest sympathy.  May you take comfort in remembering the
precious moments from the past.
Sincerely, Marge Kryder
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Thinking of you. Sorry I can't be there to give my condolences. I have
good memories of working with her.
From: Edna Hoover
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Jerry, Janet, Phillip, Marilyn, Nelson, and especially the Baker's.  Sorry to
hear about Nina.  My condolences to all.  Nina being one of my first
cousins, I never seen much of her over the years due to living miles
away.  I know she will be missed by all.  She is in good hands now.
From: Ed Boyd
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My condolences to you, dear family.  And many happy memories of Nena
be with you all.  But when sadness comes,  may these promises from
Jehovah God help you to endure. Do not be anxious....but in everything
by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be
made known to God; and the peace of God that surpasses all
understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means
of Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7; Isaiah 25:8 NWT.
From: Mich E
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I was saddened to hear that Nina passed away. My thoughts and prayers
are with you and your family.
From: Gary Oberg
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What a treasure your mom was to me. I adored every minute caring for
her, even though she could be a stubborn one. I would look forward to
razzing her and giving her a heck of a time. Teaching her the milkshake
song may of been the best. May you all find peace that her legacy will
continue through you all. Please let me know if you anything. I am
saddened I missed her celebration. Love you all. Truly has been an honor.
From: Nicole Graves RN