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Troy Baker, 41, of Lake Geneva, WI passed away unexpectedly at his home on September 26, 2020. Born Troy Lynn Baker to Sam and Kay Baker in Midland, Michigan on June 29th, 1979. Troy was a member of the graduating class of 1998 from H.H. Dow High School.


Troy loved to fly and learned to fly at an early age with lessons purchased by his dad. Troy went on to become a commercial pilot for American Airlines. A kid at heart, Troy loved to visit Disneyland and looked forward to the day he could take Adelynn there. He enjoyed the holidays and hosting parties where the house was filled with joy, laughter and delicious food. He will be missed by all including his dachshunds Patty and Rocco and always held a special place in his heart for Amelia who he will be reunited with in heaven.


Troy dreamed of becoming a father and on October 31, 2018 welcomed a little girl, Adelynn Baker. Troy was thoughtful and gracious to all that knew him. He had a big heart, silly sense of humor, an infectious smile, and will be remembered for all the fun times. He was a truly wonderful kind soul.


Troy is survived by his partner Sam and his daughter Adelynn, his mother Kay Baker, sisters, Tammy Kerr of Midland, Michigan and Kendra (Jim) Schaedig of Tequesta, Florida. Nephew Ryan Kerr, Uncle Lloyd (Julie) Dopp. Troy was preceded in death by his father, Sam, and sister, Vickie Berry.


Services for Troy will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Smith-Miner Funeral Home with Roger Spann as officiant. Visitation will be held on Wednesday at the funeral home from 11:00 am until the time of service.


In lieu of flowers a fund for Adelynn has been set up in Troy’s Memory.


Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Baker family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.


Condolence Messages

  1. Sharon E. Chubb Beamish

    06 October 2020 10 months ago

    Dear Kay, Sam, Adellynn, Kendra, & Lloyd, My love,thoughts, & prayers are with you all. What a shock to read of Troy’s death and he was so young.
    Kay , I miss seeing you and remeber seeing Troy when he very young. I will keep you in my heart and prayers. I love you all.
    God be with you all.

  2. Dennis Cates

    05 October 2020 10 months ago

    “Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
    And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
    Sunward I’ve climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds –
    and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of –
    wheeled and soared and swung high in the sunlit silence.
    Hovering there I’ve chased the shouting wind along
    and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air.
    “Up, up the long delirious burning blue
    I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,
    where never lark, or even eagle, flew;
    and, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
    the high untrespassed sanctity of space,
    put out my hand and touched the face of God.” Fly High Troy

  3. Heather Dawn Deogracia

    04 October 2020 10 months ago

    Troy has passed at such a young age and I have not cried in years. I know he’s in heaven because he was such a great man I hope this little girl gets all the wonderful parts of Earth. I pray for his family and Sam of course. Love always Heather.

  4. Bonnie

    04 October 2020 10 months ago

    I love all of you so very much! My heart hurts …but I’m so grateful for the memories! I love you Troy Baker FLY HIGH until we meet again…. My love to Adelynn 💓💕❤

  5. Lynn Johnson

    02 October 2020 10 months ago

    I’m so sorry for your loss!! You and your family are in my prayers!! Love you! ❤️

  6. Dot Hornsby

    02 October 2020 10 months ago

    I am filled with grief and sympathy for Sam, Adelynn, and Kay. What a wonderful friend, pilot, husband, and Father Troy was. He will be missed and will stay in our hearts forever.

  7. Roger Spann

    02 October 2020 10 months ago

    To Sam, Aelynn, Kay, Kendra, and Tammy,
    Troy was a very special friend. It was always a joy to be around him. My prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time. One of the gifts that God gives us is the gift of memories. Troy left all of us many wonderful memories with which to remember him. Family and friends are so important at times like this.

  8. Becky Tucker-Southworth

    02 October 2020 10 months ago

    I’m sorry for your loss Tammy and your family. Prayers

  9. Ronald Roenicke

    02 October 2020 10 months ago

    Kay, Sam, Adelynn so sorry for your loss. My prayers 🙏 are with you all.

  10. Sam Eagan and Adelynn

    01 October 2020 10 months ago

    Adelynn and I are heartbroken over the loss of our beloved Troy/papa/partner. Troy and I shared a life since 2009. We will forever miss you! I’m our hearts and memories forever.

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