William M. ‘Bill’ Baker

ESCANABA – William M. “Bill” Baker, 55, Escanaba, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at his home of natural causes.

He was born on Nov. 12, 1958, the son of Marcia Sorensen and William D. Baker.

Bill graduated from Escanaba High School in 1977 with honors. He attended the University of Michigan for four years, Eastern Michigan University for two years, Florida State University for two years, and Northern Michigan University for one year. He taught school, enjoyed theater, and was an avid writer.

Among survivors include his father, Bill. He was preceded in death by his mother.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 28, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 5 p.m. officiated by Rev. Eric Olsen. The visitation will continue until 6 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Baker family.