BAKKER, Mae 1885-1926
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/30/2015 at 21:41:25
Mrs. G. M. Bakker Dies at a Marshalltown Hospital
Passed Away Last Sunday Morning After A Long Illness
Funeral Being Held Today
Mrs. Bakker Was Daughter of W. Wumkes and She Was Born in This County
Mrs. George M. Bakker, wife of County Supervisor Bakker, passed away at two o'clock Sunday morning, Aug. 8th, 1926, at the Deaconess hospital where she had been for about eight weeks taking treatment for anemia in its most serious form.
Mrs. Bakker was formerly Miss May Wumkes, daughter of Mrs. Wumke Wumkes, of Lincoln township. She was born in that township April 27th, 1885, and has always lived in the neighborhood of her birth.
Besides a husband she leaves a mother, four brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock this (Thursday) afternoon from the Lincoln Center church, Rev. M. Weeldreyer officiating, and interment will be in the Lincoln Center cemetery.
Mrs. Bakker's complete obituary will be published in the next issue of The Register.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 12 August 1926, pg 1
Obituary of Mrs. George Bakker
Mrs. George Bakker, nee Wumkes, was born on the 27th day of April, 1885. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wumke Wumkes, well known pioneers of Grundy county. Mrs. Bakker grew to womanhood in this community. At the age of 21 years she was united in marriage to George Bakker on the 26th day of December, 1906. Mrs. Bakker was a lady of exceptional cheerful disposition and a faithful wife to her husband. Only too suddenly this happy united journeying came to its close.
Mrs. Bakker had been suffering for quite a while. Her strength was gradually failing not knowing that the now incurable disease, pernicious anemia, had laid hold on her. Everything possible that human hands could do was done by loving hands and throbbing hearts. For the last three months Mrs. Bakker was confined to the Deaconess hospital at Marshalltown, where she passed away on Sunday morning, the day of rest and gladness, August 8, 1926, at the age of 41 years, 3 months and 11 days.
Funeral services were held at the Lincoln Center church on Thursday, the 12th of August. Rev. M. Weeldreyer spoke words of comfort first in German and then in English. He chose texts from John 6:68-69, and Titus 2:14. Such a large number of friends had gathered that about 300 were not able to find standing room in the church. Interment was in the adjacent cemetery.
Mrs. Bakker leaves to mourn her departure her husband, the present supervisor, G. M. Bakker; her mother, Mrs. W. Wumkes; two sisters, Mary and Nellie; four brothers, Ben, Eilert, Ernest and Pete, besides many other relatives and friends.
"Oh for the touch of a vanished hand
And the sound of a voice that is still."
Thus may the bereaved be inclined to say, but at the same time let us not forget the words just as true:
"Let us be patient, these severe afflictions
Not from the ground arise:
But oftentimes celestial benedictions
Assume this dark disguise.
We see but dimly through these mists and vapors;
Amid these earthly damps--
What seem to us but funeral tapers
May be heaven's distant lamps."
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 19 August 1926, pg 12
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