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Steve R. Baker
Steve R. BakerFishermanSteve R. Baker 66 of Prospect, died unexpectedly Saturday afternoon May 16, 2015 at his home.

He was born February 6, 1949 in Champaign County to the late Roger and Adella (Randall) Baker; he was also predeceased by one brother: Gary Baker

On January 19, 2006 he married Debbie (Brush) and she survives in Prospect, also surviving are children: Brandie (Matt) Stonerock and Brian (Tracie) Baker both of Bellefontaine, two step daughters: Erica (C.J. Eastep) Taylor of Marengo and Heather (Vernon) Coudriet of Fulton
Six grandchildren, one brother: Bill (Becky) Baker of North Lewisburg, one sister: Gloria Jean (Raymond) Burkhammer of North Lewisburg and one sister in law: Melony Baker of East Liberty

Steve was a dedicated associate of Honda of America for over 26 yrs.; he retired in 2007 as a Staff Engineer at the Marysville plant.
He was an active member of the Prospect community, where he belonged to the Prospect Lions Club, the Verne I. Mounts American Legion Post #368 and was instrumental in the design of the beautiful Veterans Memorial at the Prospect Park; this was a labor of love for Steve in part because he was a veteran of the Army during Vietnam.
Steve enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting and was known for his giving spirit and good sense of humor.

In keeping with Steve’s wishes, private family and veteran services will be held.

The Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home is assisting the family

Memorial gifts may be made to the Prospect Lions Club c/o Tal Burkett, Lions Club President 776 King Ave. Marion, Ohio 43302  

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#1 from: Brenda and Ted
Prospect, oh
Sun, May 17, 2015 at 6:04 PM

Deb, so sorry to hear about Steve. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Please, if there is anything that you need let us know. Brenda and Ted Gatchel

#2 from: Bill and Beth Brelsford
2516 Gast Dr., Prospect, OH  43342
Sun, May 17, 2015 at 7:48 PM

Saturday was a very sad day for Bill and me.  We grew to love Steve and Deb over the past 2 yrs. since becoming their neighbor.  He had such a generous heart, was always quick to lend a hand when needed, had an infectious smile, and a great sense of humor.
We will miss you, my friend.  

#3 from: John Adams
Columbus, Ohio
Sun, May 17, 2015 at 7:50 PM

The family has my deepest sympathies. I worked with Steve for many years at Honda. He was a good Honda Man and more important a good person. He gave me good advice and support even when I didn't request it!

John Adams

#4 from: Ryan Billing
Hilliard, OH
Sun, May 17, 2015 at 8:47 PM


Words cannot describe how much Steve meant to me.  He was one the best mentor I have ever had in work and in life and always pushed you to become better than you even thought you could be.  Some of the best moments of my life were spent with Lee, Larry and Steve in the that little office in the Facilities department.  He was a great man but an even better person.  They don't make men like Steve R. Baker anymore.

Deepest Regrets

#5 from: George & Diana Brown
Marysville, Ohio
Sun, May 17, 2015 at 10:38 PM

We always had such good times when we got together. We wil miss him a lot. He was a great veteran and his sense of humor was great. We consider you both friends. Time will heal.
God rest Steve and God Bless you Debbie.
Diana and Brown

#6 from: Marc Fifolt
Sun, May 17, 2015 at 10:55 PM

Debbie, I am so sorry to hear of Steve's passing.
I worked with Steve at Honda and he was an amazing  mentor and leader in the Facilities department.  It was an honor to work with him and a bigger honor to have known him and called him a friend.  My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Thoughts and prayers for you all during this difficult time.
Warmest regards,

#7 from: Joe Heitz
Greensburg In.
Mon, May 18, 2015 at 6:59 AM

Steve was a great mentor of mine. He made me better at what I do.
I respected him and he did me. It meant so much for a man like him to think of me the way he did.

#8 from: Mark La Rue
Houston Texas
Mon, May 18, 2015 at 8:03 AM

I too am a former Honda Associate who worked with Steve for many years.  He was a mentor to me when I joined Honda in 1987.  I have so many fond memories, funny stories and life lessons that I carry with me to this day.  Steve's impact lives in those of us who had the privilage to know him.  May God Bless and comfort his family during this time.  

#9 from: Mary Brady
Marion, Ohio
Mon, May 18, 2015 at 9:10 AM

I am so sorry for your loss.  There just are no words.  You and your family will remain in my thoughts and prayers.  

#10 from: Beverly Deel
Cardington Yutaka Technologies
Mon, May 18, 2015 at 9:21 AM

My deepest sympathies to the family.  Steve was a very special person and for his time here at CYT I grew to respect & admire him. My prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time.

#11 from: Joe Harris
Cardinton Yutaka
Mon, May 18, 2015 at 9:29 AM

Debbie,heard the sad news. Steve was a wonderful mentor, he helped us through some difficult transitions. He will be missed by many. My prayers are with you and the family.

#12 from: Monica Wilson
Botkins ohio
Mon, May 18, 2015 at 9:39 AM

Sorry for your loss. Steve was a great guys who had many friends that will miss him. Your family will be in my thoughts and prays.

#13 from: Robin and Larry Ferryman
Mon, May 18, 2015 at 10:45 AM

Robin and I are so sorry for your loss. Steve was such a good friend and co-worker. He will be deeply missed by so many, if there is anything you need please let us know.  

#14 from: Gary Smith
Mon, May 18, 2015 at 12:20 PM

Just want to repeat what has already been said.  Steve was such a great friend.  Humorous, intelligent, helpful in so many ways.  We worked together at Honda time and again.  What a blessing to have known such a great man.  Love him dearly.  Prayers for you Debbie and Bill and the entire family.  God Bless.

#15 from: Davd Rush
Mon, May 18, 2015 at 1:00 PM

My sincere condolences in your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. It was a privilege to be a part of your and Steve's wedding. I truly enjoyed Steve. If there is anything I can do, please ask. God bless you in this time of need.

#16 from: Eugene Fryman
Florence, SC
Mon, May 18, 2015 at 5:05 PM

Debbie: I just heard and I am so sad to get this news Steve,Gary and I spent many years together. My prayers are with you and the family.

#17 from: Chris Taylor
Urbana, Ohio
Mon, May 18, 2015 at 5:31 PM

Sorry for your loss. I worked with Steve at Honda, learned a lot and laughed a lot with him. Right on into retirement. He will be missed.

#18 from: Aaron & Sue Wright
Mon, May 18, 2015 at 6:32 PM

Very shocked by the news.  We are so glad we showed up Monday -- not knowing your world would be turned upside down just a few days later.  Both of you were so much fun to be around during the work and after. Hoping your memories can bring you comfort.

#19 from: Frank Robinson
Mon, May 18, 2015 at 7:09 PM

Dear Debbie,
         I am so sorry to hear of Steve's passing,  he was a good friend, neighbor and co worker.  I will remember the many chats we had at work, and at your home on Zook Rd.  Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time!

         With deepest regrets,  Frank Robinson

#20 from: Steve & Holly Dexter
Mon, May 18, 2015 at 7:22 PM

Dear Deb we are very sorry to here about your loss. We always had a lot of fun when we were all together he will be greatly missed around Prospect. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. God bless Steve & Holly Dexter

#21 from: Jody Cullman
Mon, May 18, 2015 at 9:50 PM

I am so saddened to read of Steve's passing.  Prayers  being  said for family and friends.  God Bless.

Jody Cullman and family

#22 from: Bill Thaman
Tue, May 19, 2015 at 6:35 AM

Sorry to hear about Steve.  Our prayers go out to you and the family.  He was a good friend and co-worker. He will be missed.  

#23 from: Ben & Jane O'Dell
Tue, May 19, 2015 at 8:38 AM

Jane & I wish to express our sincere sympathies to you and your family on Steve's passing. He was and remains an All Star Player on the realization of the Veteran's Memorial and revitalization of the tree initiative and efforts to beautify our little Village, of which he actively contributed beyond his passing. We and I will miss his association and strive to sustain his spirit and passion for enhancing our community and beyond.

#24 from: Nancy & Jim
Raymond, Oh.
Tue, May 19, 2015 at 11:24 AM

So sorry to hear about Steve's passing. He was a unique individual, we enjoyed the times we spent together. If there's anything you need or we can do please don't hesitate to ask. Nancy & Jim  

#25 from: Tim Hoffman
United States
Wed, May 20, 2015 at 1:18 PM

  I was so sorry to hear of the sudden loss of  Steve. I was granted the pleasure to know him through CYT. I always had a great deal of respect for him as I truly know he was a great guy. Again my sincere sympathy goes to you  and your family at this time.

Tim Hoffman,
Hoffman Office Center

#26 from: Mike Hamilton
Richwood, Ohio
Wed, May 20, 2015 at 1:47 PM

We were sorry to hear about Steve. He will really be missed. He was a really good guy.

#27 from: Leica McGill
Logan County Health District
Wed, May 20, 2015 at 4:10 PM

Brandie, Matt and family,  I am so sorry for your loss.  Praying for comfort for you and your family.

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