Derek was deeply involved in the community. He led Boy Scouts, helped Nancy with Girl Scouts, volunteered for the Lions Club, and coached baseball and softball. He enjoyed volunteering at all of the kids’ school functions.
Derek worked at 3M for over 21 years, spending his entire career in the Personal Safety Division. Derek was a recognized expert on helping to protect workers, specializing in metalworking and welding, in the US and around the world. Derek’s unique strength was his ability to connect with people. Derek had an energetic, positive, and truly fun spirit that infected everyone he interreacted with and he truly made a difference in so many lives.
Please keep the Baker family in your thoughts and prayers. If you would like to remember Derek through a memorial, please consider a financial donation to support Derek’s children—Little D, Allyssa and Spencer.
Full Obituary: https://bakken-young.com/derek-baker-01-29-2017/