Saundra Baker

Obituary of Saundra Sue Baker

Please share a memory of Saundra to include in a keepsake book for family and friends.

Saundra Sue (Borst) Baker, 85, of Niles passed away on Monday, November 21, 2022, at her home.

She was born to the late Barden and Alyce (Gohr) Borst in Niles, Michigan on August 12, 1937. Saundra graduated from Niles High School in June of 1955, and one week later she married the love of her life, Gene Baker Sr.

Saundra was raised on a working farm, and as a young lady she was very active in 4H, showing horses, her dogs, and bowling. One of her horses was awarded Grand Champion. Saundra loved spending time with her family, her most treasured moments were spent with her grandchildren, especially playing animal crossing on the Wii. She enjoyed going to lunch and shopping with her three closest friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Gene; her sister, Debby Borst; a great-granddaughter, Tayler Mavis Baker; son-in-law, Dwight Thomas; sisters-in-law, Karen Baker and Cathy Curtis; brothers-in-law Dean Curtis and Glenn Baker Sr.; and her beloved best dog-friend, Hannah Mae.

She is survived by her children, Gene (Sandy) Baker Jr. of Buchanan; Jeff Baker of Niles; Terri (Baker) Thomas of Buchanan; Tami (Mike) Seymour of Niles; eleven grandchildren, Amy (Ray) Wolfenbarger, Ryan Seymour, Patrick (Alyssa) Seymour, David (Kristin) Baker, Michael (Kristen) Baker, Chad (Brooke) Baker, Taya (Jim) Hardacre, Nick (Tiffany) Baker, Melissa Baker, Bryan (Sara) Thomas, Laura (Adam) Thomas; twenty-three great-grandchildren; siblings, Barry Borst of Angola, Indiana; Becky Nieman of Angola, Indiana; John (Marge) Borst of Lincoln, Illinois; Bob (Linda) Borst of Springfield, Illinois; along with a host of extended family .

A celebration of Saundra’s life will be held as an open house on January 14, 2023, from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM at the Bertrand Township Townhall building.

Condolences, photos, and memories may be left for the family at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Saundra Baker, please visit Tribute Store

Celebration of Life Open House

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, January 14, 2023
Bertrand Township Hall
3835 Buffalo Rd
Buchanan, Michigan, United States
Online Memory & Photo Sharing Event
Online Event
About this Event
Saundra Baker

In Loving Memory

Saundra Baker

1937 - 2022

Look inside to read what others have shared
Family and friends are coming together online to create a special keepsake. Every memory left on the online obituary will be automatically included in this book.
Share Your Memory of