Brad Baker, 64 years of age, went home to be with the Lord on greener pastures Monday October 7, 2019. He passed at his beloved ranch surrounded by family. He was born the son of Robert and Maybelle (Slough) Baker on August 11, 1955 in Forsyth, Montana. He graduated high school from Hysham, MT and worked several ranches in the area before starting a career in construction where he moved up to superintendent.
Brad married Robyn Cunningham on October 25th, 1975. They had three daughters that Brad said were his greatest accomplishment. He treasured his family who he lovingly referred to as “his girls” and never left a phone call or visit without saying how much he loved them.
Brad was an avid horseman and took great pride in his horses. The timeline of his life can be marked by his favorite horse of the time Cocoa, Baldy, Classy, Calhoun, and Dandy. All of which he used for his favorite past time, roping.
“Bakes” was quite a character and was known for having a witty saying for every situation. Many laughs were shared over the last few weeks of countless situations where Brad’s wit made life a little more colorful. As he would say “He’s a gone Johnson” now but we are grateful we will see him in heaven to share some laughs with him again.
Brad is survived by his three daughters Jana (Justen) Jonasen of Rosemount, MN; Jenny (Josh) Sloan of Miles City; and Carly Baker of Belgrade. His four grandchildren Gabe and Connor Jonasen and Perri and Dessie Sloan. Two siblings Robin (Mike) Racki and their three children R.J. (Darci) Racki, Cody Racki and Grant (Billy) Racki and their families; Denise (Randy) Batey and their two children Chad and Jon (Courtney) Batey and their families.
Brad was a man of many things but most notable he was a friend to all. He would often say “You know what I stand for” and you knew if you were fortunate enough to be called his friend he would give you the shirt off his back.
The family wishes to thank the wonderful Doctors and nurses at Rosebud County Healthcare that showed him such compassion and caring. Should friends or family desire, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Brad’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the charity of one’s choice.