BAKKER, Peter M. 1890-1961
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/2/2016 at 13:47:30
Peter M. Bakker Services Held Here Thursday Afternoon
Last rites for Peter M. Bakker were held Thursday afternoon at the First Christian Reformed Church, following prayer service at the family home, with the Rev. Bernard Visscher officiating.
Miss Imogene Geerdes and Richard Schafer sang "God Hath Not Promised" and "Sometime We'll Understand." Miss Elizabeth Eekhoff was organist. Al Blythe and Harry Eekhoff acted as ushers.
Manley Bakker, Edwin Bakker, Harvey Eiten, Herman P. Ruter, James Ruter and Emery Riekena were casket bearers. Interment was in the First Christian Reformed Church cemetery.
Peter M. Bakker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Menne Bakker, was born on October 3, 1890 in Shiloh Township, 5 1/2 miles southwest of Wellsburg. He attended the rural school in the area. On March 3, 1914 he was united in marriage with Minnie Ross in Renville County, Minnesota. They made their home on the farm southwest of Wellsburg, which remained his home until the day of his death.
To them were born four children: Lillian, Mrs. Oldig Haupt; Annette, Mrs. Peter Boyd Eekhoff; Bernice, Mrs. Henry Haupt and Willis.
Mr. Bakker made profession of his faith in 1938 and has been a faithful member of the First Christian Reformed Church since that time.
Mrs. Peter M. Bakker passed away on April 2, 1954 and Mr. Bakker and Willis continued to make their home on the farm where Peter was born. After a series of Strokes, most of which came during the last 15 months, he passed away suddenly on Tuesday morning, Aug. 29, 1961, at the age of 70 years, 10 months, and 26 days.
Those who preceded him in death were: his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Menne Bakker; two brothers, John M. and Willie; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Eiten, and Harmke Bakker.
Those who survive are: three daughters, Mrs. Oldig Haupt of Eldora; Mrs. Peter Boyd Eekhoff of Renwick; Mrs. Henry Haupt of Wellsburg; and one son, Willis Bakker of Steamboat Rock; a brother, Harm Bakker of Grand Rapids, Michigan; two sisters, Mrs. Arthur Cooper of Escondido, Calif. and Mrs. Arie Blom of Lansing, Illinois; 14 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, as well as many other relatives and friends.
--The Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 7 September 1961, pg 1
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