Mark Christian Baker was born on February 5, 1959 in Lincoln, NE and died of natural causes on May 19, 2019 in Morrill, NE.
He spent much of his childhood in Lincoln, NE. He was very active in the Boy Scouts and his father, Orv, coached him and his brothers in Little League baseball. He also loved playing football for the Little League Firefighters Football League. In 1972, the family moved to Scottsbluff, NE, where Mark attended Scottsbluff High School. While he was there, Mark achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and was proud to play as number 51 for the Scottsbluff Bearcats football team.
Mark graduated high school in 1977 and went on to Sidney, NE, where he earned his Heavy Machinery Operator Certificate. Mark drove for multiple trucking companies until he started his own business, Custom Moving Service, LLC.
Mark loved to be outdoors. You could often find him camping, fishing, four-wheeling, you name it. He cared deeply for his family and friends. He was known to many as a kind person who was always willing to help, no matter what. When his close friend, Rick Michalek, passed away, Mark took Rick’s son, Ryan, under his wing. Mark loved Ryan and treated him as if he was his own son. Mark also moved to Morrill, NE specifically to care for his elderly parents before their passing.
Mark is preceded in death by his parents, Orvin F. Baker and Virginia Ann Baker (Borgman). He leaves behind siblings Michael Baker of Fort Collins, CO; Debra Standifer of Grand Junction, CO; Todd Baker and wife Jodee Baker of Grand Junction, CO; and Claire Brown and husband Larry Brown of Denver, CO. He also leaves behind multiple nieces, nephews, and family-like friends.
The family is planning a small memorial for August 17, 2019. Details are still pending.
If you’d like to show support to the family, please visit their Go Fund Me campaign at: https://www.gofundme.com/official-mark-baker-memorial-fund.