Bill Baker was the husband of Verna Baker, the father of Alma Baker Spier and the grandfather of Mary Anne Spier. He lived with Verna on a farm in Maynard, Iowa. Bill lived at Box 127, Old County Road, Maynard, Iowa. His home sits in the middle of a huge field of corn. He died when Mary Anne was 13.
Mary Anne spent her first birthday with him and stayed until she was eighteen months old. He had fought with Richard Spier for custody but the dispute was eventually resolved. He hasn't spoken to Richard for quiet a while. He gave Alma a very happy childhood.