Our loving son Logan Baker died on Thursday, February 4, 2021. While his death was unexpected, we are grateful he is at peace with no suffering.
Logan was born on July 9, 2002 in Kansas City, MO where he lived for a week before moving to Ohio. His cousins, Marissa and Kendyll would teach him dance routines to put on shows including girly costumes and makeup. He would spend time outside jumping on the trampoline, swinging on the swingset, playing video games or swimming at the neighborhood pool with his other cousins Jake and Ben with sleepovers at grandma’s house.
When we moved back to Indiana, growing up he loved playing with his brother, Ayden and watching the Wiggles. They knew every song and dance. When his sister Haleigh was born, Logan and Ayden were very protective of their little sister during therapy treatments asking the therapist to stop because she was making their sister cry. They would spend hours outside playing on the swingset, having sword fights or lightsaber battles, playing with neighborhood kids, and spending time with his grandparents and other cousins Connor, Brady and Sophia when they visited from Boston,MA.
When we moved into our house in Indianapolis, the three Baker kids would play hours upon hours with the neighborhood kids. He loved that our house in Indiana was where the neighborhood kids wanted to play tag, hide and seek, have sleepovers, have sword and lightsaber fights, be superheroes or swing on the swingset. It was during this time that our neighbor, Ashley, swore he was going to grow up to be a defense lawyer because anytime her son did something she thought was too rough or mean he would say” now Ashley, in Austin’s defense, we are all jumping and knocking each other down so he is just defending himself”.
When Logan entered middle school, he played the tuba,played football as an offensive and defensive lineman, representative of the student council, and a member of the peer advocate group. He loved the trip his mom’s immediate family took to Emerald Isle, North Carolina where he spent time on the beach, in a pool, or exploring historical places with his cousins.
When we moved to Boise, Idaho, he loved the family trips on weekends exploring this great state. He loved meeting new people with each school he attended and maintained relationships with his friends. In high school, he started a job at Culvers and met many co-workers that have become friends. During his senior year of high school, he worked at Dickey's and played on the Special Teams for Mountain View Football. Go Mavs! When not working or playing football he would either spend time with his girlfriend, his siblings, family or his friends. He met so many kids and families from being an all around kind, young man.
Logan was hilarious, fun-loving, and fierce when it came to sticking up for someone. He never knew a stranger and when in his company you would be hugged, have a good time and told I love you.
He was adored as a son, grandson, brother, nephew, great nephew, cousin, boyfriend and friend.
Although his passing leaves us empty handed with broken hearts, we know his spirit lives on and is with us always.
We love you dearly Logan