A memorial service for Neil Baker was held at 2 p.m. Dec. 7, 2019, at the Hamilton Federated Church. Cremation was entrusted to Bram Funeral Home, Hamilton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hamilton Federated Church or the Hamilton United Methodist Church. Donald “Neil” Baker, 75, Hamilton, died on Dec. 3, 2019, at Liberty Hospital.
Neil was born to Chester Junior and Madonna Ruth (Potts) Baker on April 5, 1944. As a child, Neil spent a lot of his summer vacations in Kidder with his grandparents.
In 1962, Neil graduated from Trenton High School. Following graduation, he worked at Trenton Foods.
In 1967, Neil became a claims adjuster for MFA Insurance. He became an agent and took over his first agency in Princeton in 1972. While in Princeton, Neil spent several years along with Bob Bryan as the KTTN “voice” of Princeton Tigers Football. Neil was a member of the Princeton Rotary Club and The Princeton United Methodist Church.
Neil and his family moved to Hamilton in 1984, where he took over the Shelter Insurance agency of Scoot McCrary. He retired from Shelter Insurance after 50 years of service in August of 2017.
Neil married Cindy Schaeffer on Sept. 2, 1992, at the Hamilton Federated Church. Neil was a member of the Federated Church in Hamilton, where he enjoyed teaching Sunday School on occasion.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; and brother, Allen Wayne Baker. Survivors include his wife Cindy of the home; children: Paige (David) Lund, Lake Viking, Chad (Kristie) Baker, Fort Worth, TX, Staci (Kevin) Ireland, Trenton, Candice (Lee) Hanks, Gower, and Nathan Schaeffer, Hamilton; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.