BAKKER, John G. 1883-1952
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 8/16/2012 at 07:28:55
Funeral Services For John G. Bakker Held Tuesday
Mr. John G. Bakker passed away at his home Saturday morning, November 29, 1952 at 1:30. He had reached the age of 69 years, 9 months and 24 days. His departure was rather sudden, though he had been in failing health the last ten years. It was only the last five days that he was afflicted with a heart ailment. A severe heart attack during this time proved fatal.
Mr. Bakker was the youngest and only surviving son of Gerriet and Elsie Bakker. He was born on February 5, 1883 in Emden, Germany, coming to this country in 1886.
On March 11, 1914, he was united in marriage to Miss Anna Ross at Wellsburg, Iowa. The Lord blessed this union with six children. Until his retirement in 1946 he farmed in this vicinity. Upon retiring, the Bakkers moved to Steamboat Rock. After a stay of three years there, they moved to Wellsburg in 1949, where they resided at the present time.
At his passing he leaves to mourn his deeply bereaved wife and the six children: one daughter Alice (Mrs. Harold Kramer); five sons--Evert of Holland, Gerriet and Gratus of Ackley, Mennie of Baltimore, Maryland, and Meint of Wellsburg. Sixteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive him. Preceding him in death were his parents, one sister, Mrs. L. T. Meints, two brothers, Menne and Louis, and one grandchild.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 2, at 12:30 in the home and later in the First Christian Reformed Church of Wellsburg, of which he was a member in full communion. Rev. Alfred Hannink officiated at the service. Burial was in the First Christian Reformed church cemetery.
--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 4 December 1952
John G. Bakker Died Saturday
John G. Bakker died at 1:30 Saturday morning at his home in Wellsburg. He had been in failing health the past ten years. The past year he was afflicted with cancer. He spent about a month in the hospital at Iowa City the past summer for relief. A sudden heart attack early Saturday morning brought on his death. Had he lived until next February he would have been 70 years old.
John Bakker was born in Emden, Germany. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerret Bakker. He came to this county with his parents when he was three years old. The family located on a Shiloh township farm where the parents resided until the time of their death.
John G. Bakker and Annie Ross were married March 11th, 1913. They resided on a farm until 6 1/2 years ago. They lived in Steamboat Rock 3 years before they came to Wellsburg 3 1/2 years ago.
Funeral services were held at the home at 12:30 on Tuesday and later at the First Christian Reformed church where Rev. Alfred Hannink officiated at the service. Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Surviving are the wife; one daughter, Mrs. Harold Kramer of Hampton; five sons, Evert, Holland, Gerret and Gratus, Ackley, Meint, Wellsburg, and Mennie, the youngest, who was recently honorably discharged from the armed service.
--newspaper clipping, source unknown
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