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BAKKER, Louis 1913-1942

BAKKER

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/28/2010 at 13:59:57

Louis Bakker Dies At Morrison Saturday After Long Illness

Louis Bakker, son of Manne M. Bakker, died at his home in Morrison Saturday following an illness from diabetes and Bright's disease with which he was afflicted about ten years. He was confined to his bed ten months before his death. He was at a Waterloo hospital several times the past year for blood transfusions to build him up or to further sustain life.

Louis Bakker was born at Morrison, Iowa, August 2, 1913, and would have been 29 years old on his next birthday. He attended grade school at Morrison and later went to the high school at Reinbeck where he graduated in 1933. His mother died in 1935. Following his graduation he assisted in the management of his father's farm. In later years as long as his health permitted he operated the Texaco service station at Morrison.

Surviving are his father, his stepmother and one brother, Manne Bakker Jr., who is in the army and who is in training at Ft. Chaffee, Ark. There is one step-sister, Mrs. John Walbaum from Waterloo.

Funeral services were held at the home at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon and later at the Presbyterian church in Morrison, in charge of the pastor, Rev. Norman Frerking.

Mrs. Lloyd McKinney and Mrs. Archie McKinney, of Waterloo, sang three very beautiful and familiar hymns. The floral offerings, which were very numerous and beautiful, were in charge of Mrs. Clyde Hartley and Mrs. Will Hanisch.

Many were unable to obtain admittance to the church, and for the benefit of these friends of the family, a loudspeaker was installed.

Casket bearers were John Richmond, Russell Morrison, Henry Stock, Holger Sieversen, Lou Walbaum and Ray McCulloch.

Interment was made beside the grave of his mother in the Washington township cemetery, just south of Morrison.

Relatives from a distance who came for the funeral service were his brother, Manne Bakker, Jr., Ft. Chaffee, Ark.; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Doudna of Richland Center, Wis.; Mrs. E. G. Doudna of Madison, Wis., and Mr. and Mrs. Lester Parnell and Mrs. Thomas Mulroy, of Dubuque.

Card of Thanks

We wish to convey our heartfelt appreciation to friends and relatives for their many acts of kindness and sympathy extended to us following the death of our beloved son and brother. Also we are very grateful to those who donated blood for transfusions in order that he might be with us a while longer. The floral offerings were lovely. --Manne M. Bakker and family


 

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