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Mitchell Stegan Baker

May 4, 1992 - Oct. 14, 2021

Date of Service: Oct. 22, 2021

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Mitchell “Mitch” Stegan Baker

BURLEY – Mitchell “Mitch” Stegan Baker was born May 4, 1992, in Burley, Idaho, to Henry Arland Baker and Diana Kay Bingham Baker as the last of 13 children, “The Baker’s Dozen.” He passed away peacefully on Oct 14, 2021, at 29 years young after a ten-month struggle with ALS.

Mitch was surrounded by a whirlwind of activity as he grew up in a huge family and helped with the family businesses. He loved working outdoors or in the shop and doing anything mechanical. He loved farm work and John Deere anything. He was so relieved to graduate from Burley High School in 2012, and loved serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Arizona Tempe Mission from 2012 to 2014.

Mitch and Becca Ann Fife were married on Oct 4, 2014. Mitch was very patriotic and hard working; he worked for four years at the ethanol plant, but he really enjoyed working for Motion Towing and being able to help others. He was always caring and accepting of everyone he met. He so cherished his daughters and family and always remained upbeat despite the challenges in life.

He is survived by his wife, Becca; his three daughters, Daelyn (7), Cattrina (6), and Kaleesa (5); his parents, Henry and Diana Baker; ten siblings, David (Mindy) Baker, Kimberli (Damon) Vitangeli, Stephen (Mandy) Baker, Melanie (Max) Clements, Loralee (Todd) Salisbury, Legrand (Diana) Baker, Tiffany (Jason) Moses, Annmarie (Tim) John, (Arland’s wife, Cherece, remarried to Casey Hall), Scott (Heather) Baker, Marty (Rachael) Baker; and 100 nieces
and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Arland Kay Baker (30); his sister, Stefanie Baker (3); and his grandparents, Wallace and Lois Baker and Heber and Louise Bingham.

We will miss his positive attitude, sweet smile, heartfelt hugs and his willingness to help others.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 22, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Pella 1st Ward, located at 160 W. 400 S., of Burley, with Bishop Stephen Baker officiating. Burial will follow at the Pella Cemetery.

Family and friends will be received from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday, October 21, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Friday prior to the service at the church.

A live webcast of the Funeral Service will be available and maintained at the following link: https://youtu.be/NL61Qes393s.

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From Mason Price:
Mitch was my very first district leader as a missionary - he was always kind to me, and in an often challenging new place without anyone I knew, that meant a tremendous amount. God bless you guys.
From Lucrecia Merriam:
Oh my heart goes out to all his family. This man was an amazing man and as I served around him in the mission field, I always saw an outstanding person!
From Kavanaugh Laura:
So sorry to hear of Mitch's passing. Mitch was kind hearted and a hard worker. I served with him in Mesa, AZ, and can't say enough good about him. He was always wearing his John Deere hat on P-days. He will be missed.
From Dave & Marilyn Gibbons:
Sympathy to all of Mitchells family and Henry and Diana. Such a loss at such a young age
From Kimberly Arritt:
Mitch & his family were my neighbors when I moved here in 2015. We all became close & fast friends. Actually, we were more like family. He and I worked together at the Pacific Ethanol plant too. He always had a smile & was upbeat even when life wasn’t going so great. He was without guile & had a servant heart. He would help anyone in need. I’m thankful for the time I got to spend with Mitch & his family & the many conversations & memories we’ve had over the years. I love him as my brother in Christ & will miss him greatly. I’m so grateful for his, & my belief, that although this was the end of his earthly ministry he was received on the other side of the veil by those that love him & have preceded him in death & that they welcomed him home with loving arms. Life continues beyond the veil & Mitch will be busy. Hoping he’s one of my Angels to lift & comfort me in my times of despair because he is so good at loving others.
From John and Janice Barnes:
Condolences to Henry and Diana Baker, to Becca and daughters, and to each of my nieces and nephews. We love each one of you and pray for your peace and comfort at this time. We also pray for our family beyond the veil as each one goes home, that the unity and love in uniting will be felt here. God bless you all.
From Emily Sadoon:
Thinking of your family Elder Baker I enjoyed serving with in the AZMM.
From Natalie Willes :
Mitch was one of the first high schoolers that made me feel like I belonged when I first got to high school. I'll always remember him trying to make me laugh as he introduced me to another one of his friends so that I wasn't standing there awkwardly. I'll forever be grateful for that and his family is in my prayers.
From Michael Hill:
Mitch was a great guy! I had him in class and he always had a smile and was so kind to all those around him. He will be missed.
From Katelyn Hamby:
My heart felt sympathy to Becca and the girls. You will be missed beyond words Mitch, thanks for the memories growing up.
From Rod and Lisa Barton:
I’m so sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family!
From Shiloh Sorensen:
In elementary school all thr boys in class were having an arm wrestling match with Mitch! He beat them all!! I wanted a try and from all the boys that went ahead of me, Mitch was tired! But he let me try and I “beat” him! Let’s be real! He was tired and tougher but he let me Bragg about it!! in high school after weight class when we all waited for the bell to ring we would wait in the gymnasium after class. He would always sit and I would put my feet against his boots and just laugh how huge they were!! Shocked me every time but was so much fun to have a conversation before the bell rang! I am going to miss you man! Until we see you again!
From Holly & Merrill White family:
Thoughts, prayers, and HUGS to Mitch's family, Uncle Henry & Aunt Diana, and the cousins.
From David & Tanya Boylan:
Our sincerest condolences. He like you all will forever remain in our heart. Holding Henry, Diane and Family in love and compassion from Australia.
From LT & Lara Erickson:
Thinking of your family and wishing you peace and comfort
From Susan Hepworth :
I am so sorry for this loss. I hope Becca and the children will be blessed and comforted during this hard time and in the coming years.
From Angela & Tony Heiner:
Words cannot express how much we will miss your smile and you always being willing to help.
From Judy Baker:
Hugs to all of Mitchell’s siblings and to Henry and Diana. My condolences to each of you. Love you much.
From Joe Stringham:
Alesha and I are sorry to hear of this man's passing. Our sincere condolences to the family. May ya have heavenly comfort and blessings.

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