BAKKER, Louie G. 1880-1950
BAKKER, RADEMAKER, ROSS
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 8/10/2012 at 17:08:06
Louie G. Bakker Passed Away Monday Evening
Louie G. Bakker who was born Nov. 22, 1880 in Emden, Germany and died very suddenly Nov. 13, 1950 at 10 p.m. of a heart attack. He had been ill for some time with a heart ailment being hospitalized for several months but had for a time been in fair health at his home 5 miles south and 1 mile east of Wellsburg.
On July 7, 1947 the deceased was preceded in death by his wife. One daughter three years of age, a sister; Mrs. Louis Meints and a brother, Menne Bakker also preceded him.
Those who mourn Mr. Bakker's untimely loss are four sons; Menno of Steamboat Rock, George of Eldora, William and Evert both at home. There is also one grandson, Luverne Bakker and one brother, John G. Bakker of Wellsburg.
Funeral services were held this afternoon, Thursday, November 16, 1950 at 12:30 p.m. at the house and later at the First Christian Reformed church west of Wellsburg. Interment was in the First Christian Reformed church cemetery.
--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 16 November 1950
L. G. Bakker Died Monday Night
L. G. Bakker died very suddenly at his home 7 miles west of Grundy Center Monday night. He was getting ready for bed when he was suddenly stricken with a heart attack and death followed very soon thereafter. He had been afflicted with a heart ailment in late years. Earlier in the year he was in the Marshalltown hospital two months for treatment. He had returned to the hospital Monday for a check-up and the examining doctor said he was O.K. Had he lived until the 22nd of this month he would have been 70 years old.
Mr. Bakker was born in Germany. He came to this country and to this county at an early age. All of his active life was spent on a Grundy county farm. In 1907 he and Grace Ross were married. They began housekeeping on a Shiloh township farm. Mrs. Bakker died on July 4th, 1947. Ten years ago Mr. Bakker bought a farm 7 miles west of Grundy Center and the family moved there the following spring and have since lived there.
Funeral Services Thursday
Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 12:30 at the home and later at the First Christian Reformed church west of Wellsburg. Rev. Joseph VandeKieft will officiate at the service. Burial will be by the side of the wife in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Surviving are four sons. They are Evert and William at home. George of Grundy Center and Menno of Steamboat Rock. There is one grandson. One brother, John, resides at Wellsburg.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 16 November 1950, pg 8
Obituary Louis G. Bakker
Louis G. Bakker was born Nov. 22, 1880, at Emden in Germany. He died on Nov. 13, 1950, at the age of 69 years, 11 months, and 20 days.
His parents were Gerrit Bakker and Elske Rademaker. To them were born three sons and one daughter, only one of whom now survives.
In his early youth the family came to America and made their home in Grundy county, Iowa. Here Mr. Bakker spent most of his life. Feb. 18, 1907, he was united in holy wedlock with Grace Ross, who was taken from his side on July 4, 1947. To this union were born four sons and one daughter, Luella Florence, who died at the age of 3 1/2 years. Mr. Bakker was a member of the First Christian Reformed church of Wellsburg.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Menne Bakker, and his sister, Mrs. Louis Meints, and the daughter, Luella Florence. Surviving to mourn their loss are four sons: George of Ivester, Evert at home, Menno of Steamboat Rock, and William at home; one grandson, LuVerne Bakker; one brother, John G. Bakker of Wellsburg.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 23 November 1950, pg 10
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