Daniel Baker, 67-year-old Goodwell, Oklahoma resident passed away Thursday, January 27, 2022, at Memorial Hospital of Texas County in Guymon.
Daniel Myron Baker was born January 12, 1955, to Dr. Henry Kummel (H.K.) and Alice (Lawter) Baker in Chanute, Kansas. He attended the Chanute School System graduating with the class of 1973. After high school Dan attended Neosho Community College in Chanute, Kansas. He obtained both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Kansas State University and a Doctorate in Agronomy from the University of Missouri.
Dan taught for many years at Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell, Oklahoma. He ran his own crop consulting business for a brief time then helped Wes Robbins for a number of years. After his retirement he worked for Wal-Mart in Guymon.
On January 5, 1991, in Petersburg, Virginia he married the love of his life Karen. This union was blessed with two children, Samuel and Frances.
Dan thoroughly enjoyed his interaction with his students and encouraging them in their careers
He loved playing the clarinet and listening to classical music. He enjoyed learning at the Harris Gallery in Elkhart. was an expert at making stained glass panel windows. Dan was also an avid golfer.
Dan was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers: Paul Baker and Kim Baker.
Left to carry on his legacy are: his wife Karen of the home, one son, Samuel Baker of Lankenheath, United Kingdom, one daughter, Frances Baker of Goodwell, one sister, Barbara Bederman of Raytown, Missouri, three brothers: Dennis Baker and wife Brenda of Joplin, Missouri, Edward Baker and wife Susan of Renton, Washington and Henry baker and wife Angela of Kansas City, Missouri.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Henson-Novak Funeral Directors Chapel in Guymon with Carol Lamar officiating.
Interment will take place 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 7, 2022, at Neosho Memorial Park Cemetery West 21st, St. in Chanute, Kansas 66720
Memorial Contributions may be made in Daniel's memory to The Goodwell, EMT.
Friends and family may sign the online guest book or leave an online condolence.