Daniel Alan “Dan” Baker was born on Aug. 3, 1964, in Stanley, N.D., to Sharon Lee and Bion Baker. He grew up in New Town, N.D., where he started school. Then when he was in the 3rd grade they moved to Watford City. In 1974, they moved to Bowman, N.D., and in 1977, they moved back to Watford City where Dan graduated from high school. After graduation, Dan attended college in Wahpeton, N.D. He worked on oil rigs and work over rigs before moving to Phoenix, Ariz. While in Phoenix, Dan worked construction for over 20 years. In 2010, Dan moved back to the Watford City area and started his own construction company.
Dan was a kind hearted person, and always was smiling. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson and made several trips to the Rally in Sturgis. He was an artist, and he enjoyed drawing semi-trucks. He enjoyed watching movies and traveling, his last trip was to Chicago. Dan loved to buy things, but one was never enough so he would buy two or three of whatever he was buying. He just recently started his hand at gardening.
Dan passed away in Sturgis, South Dakota.
Surviving him are his son, Brandon Baker; his mother and step father, Sharon (Calvin) Brown, Watford City, N.D.; his brother, Jeffrey (Lisa) Baker, Meza, Ariz.; half-brother, Brent (Tammy) Brown, Dickinson, N.D.; his nephew, Dillon Brown; niece, Megan Brown; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bion Baker; all of his grandparents; and numerous Aunts and Uncles.
Funeral services for Daniel A. “Dan” Baker, were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, at the First Lutheran Church in Watford City. Pastor Rob Favorite and Pastor Mark Honstein officiated. Interment was held in the Tee Pee Butte Cemetery, Watford City, N.D., under the care of the Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home of Watford City, N.D. Family services were held at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Aug.19, 2019, at the First Lutheran Church in Watford City. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com.