Vyrle Baker

  • Born: July 1, 1934
  • Died: April 21, 2018
  • Location: Creston, Iowa

Powers Funeral Home

601 New York Ave
PO Box 431
Creston, IA 50801

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Tel. (641) 782-7036

Tribute & Message From The Family


Vyrle Baker, 83, of Creston, formerly of Leon & Red Oak died Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Creston Specialty Care in Creston. A Celebration of Life Graveside Memorial Service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 21, 2018 at North Fairview Cemetery in Lenox. Powers Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Burial will be at North Fairview Cemetery in Lenox. Memorials can be given to the Afton Assembly of God Church or the Greater Regional EMT Unit. Online condolences can be given at www.powersfh.com.

On January 4, 1974, Vyrle Baker married Margaret (Shawler) Calvin. They settled in Lenox prior to moving to Red Oak in July of 1974 where he worked for the water department for the next 24 years. After retiring in June of 1998, Vyrle moved to Creston where he worked for Creston schools for ten years as a crossing guard. Vyrle was a member of the Red Oak Assembly of God Church and the Afton Assembly of God Church.

Vyrle is survived by his son, Scott Baker of Rancho Paloes Verdes, Calif.; three step-sons, David (wife Penny) Calvin of Columbia, Md., Jerry (wife Sherri) Calvin of Lenox and Michael (wife Pam) Calvin of Fredricksburg, Va.; two sisters, Fern (husband Pete) Salas of Chyenne, Wyo. and Laverne (husband Jack) Willis of Clive, Iowa; 9 grandchildren: Stephanie (husband Brian) Wallace, Joe Calvin, Heith (wife Allison) Kitzman, Lincoln Calvin, Grant (wife Lacie) Calvin, Justus (wife Jinmei Zhang) Calvin, Cathy (husband Fred) Bishop, Kerry Polous and Kathy Palin; 18 great-grandchildren: Breanna and Brodie Wallace, Karly, Aleah and Dylan Calvin, Keigan, Dalton and Dax Kitzman, Bronx Calvin, Hailey, Joshua, Mia and Lucia Bishop; Rae and Kierra Harris, Mason Palin, Demetrius and Eva Karaginnis; one sister-in-law, Janice (husband Ron) Spurr of Creston; and a brothers-in-law, Greg (wife Sherry) Shawler of Creston, Carl Dowdell of Creston and many nieces and nephews.

Vyrle was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Margaret in January of 2018, 2 sisters Pauline (Earl) McCullough and Bernice Curtwright ; a brother, Earl Baker, and a sister-in-law Darlene Baker.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Vryle was a wonderful man of God. He loved Him with all his heart. Vryle (and his wife, Margaret) always greeted me and my family every Sunday at church. I loved his stories. He (they) will be missed!

Posted by Tonya Thatcher (and family) - Afton, IA   May 07, 2018

Dear Baker Family,

I am so sorry to hear that your dear Vyrle has fallen asleep in death. May heartfelt prayers give you strength and fond memories bring you joy until he wakes up and returns to his "youthful vigor" as mentioned at Job 33:25.

You are in my prayers as well.

Posted by Ashley    April 28, 2018

Uncle Vyrle will always be remembered as my Uncle who loved to tell jokes. He especially loved to watch baseball. One of my favorite memories was taking him, Aunt Margaret and my mom Berniece to a Rockies Game in Denver on his birthday. They recognized him by bringing him a congratulation paper and his picture on the big screen. He was never afraid to to share what Jesus did for him or to tell others what Jesus could do for them. I love you bunches Uncle Vyrle.....Jopie

Posted by Joyce Becker - Loveland, CO - Family   April 26, 2018

Uncle Vyrl your great smile will be missed and your funny teasing You were a great testimony for GOD Will miss you. Love Carrol

Posted by Carrol NcQuade - Laramie, WY - Family   April 25, 2018

Please accept our sympathy in you loss.

Posted by Joyce and Lisa Shawler - Creston, IA - Family Friend   April 23, 2018

I Loved you uncle Vyrle! You were the only man that all ways took time to play catch with me. And you took charge and yelled at the guy with the dog that was loose at one of our family reunions

Posted by Roy Ray - Cheyenne, WY - Family   April 22, 2018

Uncle Vyrle, sickness kept us from visiting but am so glad we kept in touch. You were a very special part of our lives. Never a full moment when you and Daddy got together. You will be missed.

Posted by Connie & George Gibson - Shenandoah, IA - Family   April 22, 2018

Thanks Vyle for being our step dad all these years and taking care of mom.

Posted by David Calvin - Elkridge, MD - Son   April 21, 2018


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