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Vyrle Baker

Obituary for Vyrle Baker

July 1, 1934 - April 21, 2018
Creston, Iowa | Age 83


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

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.

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