BAKKER, Gretje 1843-1921
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Date: 4/19/2003 at 04:08:46
Mrs. M.W. Bakker passed away at her home on Bridge street last Thur. night after an illness of long duration.
Gretje Bakker nee Dieken was born in the city of Emden, Ostfriesland, Germany on Sept. 16th, 1843. She came to America and settled in Illinois in 1868 and on June 20th of that year was married to Menne W. Bakker. They moved to Butler county in 1874, living there one summer and then moving to a farm north of Holland and later to their home farm at Lincoln Center, this county.
About 16 years ago they retired from the farm and moved to Grundy Center where Sept. 8, 1921 she passed away.
Mrs. Bakker leaves to mourn her departure her husband, three sons and three daughters and one brother, D.J. Dieken of this city. Mrs. Bakker was a kind and loving mother, a splendid neighbor and was highly respected by all who knew her.
Funeral services were held from the German Presbyterian church in this city of which Mrs. Bakker was a member for many years, Tuesday afternoon at 1:30. Rev. H.F. Sinning, pastor of that church officiated, assisted by Rev. Drake of Colfax township.
The remains were taken to Lincoln Center and buried in the family lot at that place. Those relatives from a distance who attended the services were: Walter DeVries, John DeVries and family, of Forreston, Ill., Mrs. Ben Visser, Monroe, S.D., Menne and Emmo Bakker, Renville, Minn.
--Dike New Era, Thurs. Sept. 25, 1921 issue. It was reprinted from the Grundy Center Republican newspaper.
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