Jan. 9, 1957-March 10, 2024

Stephen Lowell Baker “Baker Man,” 67, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March 10, 2024.

Stephen was born in Burley, Idaho, on Jan.9, 1957, the second oldest of nine children.  He grew up enjoying the outdoors and was very fond of the time he spent learning how to cowboy and hunt with his grandpa on the ranch. As a young teenager, Stephen learned how to operate a backhoe which grew into a long career running heavy equipment throughout the country. 

Stephen’s dedication to his faith led him to serve a two-year mission in Australia. He was passionate about spreading the love of Jesus Christ and his testimony with others. Shortly after his mission he began to plan his future and went on to have seven children that he cherished and loved with all his heart. He enjoyed dancing and was always the life of the party. He could whip up the best cowboy stew. He had an adventurous spirit and followed his dreams. Through his extensive knowledge of thoroughbred pedigrees, he produced amazing horses. 

He was the most selfless, loving, kind, spiritual, endearing, trusting and generous man. With his pure heart, he always knew the best way to encourage and inspire. To him, there were no strangers. Even through the end, Stephen maintained an enthusiastic certainty of eternal life. He has forever touched and bettered so many. He was truly one of a kind that will never be forgotten.

Stephen was preceded in death by his daughter Desirae Dawn Baker.

He is survived by son Brandon (Rochelle), son Jordan (Tina), daughter Sierra (B), daughter Ameria (Jeremy), daughterEllisha (Jordan), daughter Christa (Billy), son Bronzen (Lydia) and 19 grandchildren.

Celebration of Life Service will be  11 a.m., Friday, March 15, at Bram Funeral Home, Hamilton, Missouri.

Formal visitation will be  9:30-11 a.m., Friday, March 15, at the funeral home, just prior to the service.

Interment will be at Prairie Ridge Cemetery, Polo, Missouri.