BAKKER, Minnie 1889-1954
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Date: 9/2/2016 at 14:39:10
Services Tuesday For Mrs. Bakker; Died Friday
Mrs. Peter M. Bakker passed away in Grundy Memorial hospital April 2, 1954, at 8 p.m. after a lingering illness. The immediate cause of her death was polycythemia with complications. She suffered much from poor health for several years and especially during the last five years had been declining. Last admitted to the hospital on March 14, she gradually weakened until the end of her life on earth came. She attained the age of 64 years, 10 months and 4 days.
Her maiden name was Minnie Ross, the seventh of eight children of Mr. and Mrs. Jibbe Ross. She spent her early childhood on a farm northwest of Wellsburg, where she was born on May 28, 1889. In 1901 she accompanied her parents to Renville, Minn., where she stayed until 1914.
In 1914 she was joined in marriage to Peter M. Bakker. The couple returned to the Bakker home place southwest of Wellsburg. There they spent their entire married life. This union was blessed with the coming of four children, three daughters and one son.
Mrs. Bakker made profession of her faith in Jesus Christ as her Saviour and Lord in June, 1938, and was a member of the First Christian Reformed church in Wellsburg.
Surviving her and mourning her departure are her husband and three daughters; Lillian (Mrs. Oldig Haupt of Wellsburg), Annette (Mrs. Peter B. Eekhoff of Renwick, Iowa), Bernice (Mrs. Henry Haupt of Wellsburg) and one son, Willis of Wellsburg. 14 grandchildren survive her. One brother, Heye J. Ross of Renville, Minn., also survives as well as two sisters, Mary (Mrs. Evert J. Riekena) and Nettie (Mrs. W. H. Meyer), both of Wellsburg. Preceding her in death were her parents, one brother, Evert J. Ross, and three sisters, Reka (Mrs. Ben J. Riekena), Dena (Mrs. Fred Ackerman), and Grace (Mrs. Peter H. Suter).
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 6, 1954, at 12:30 at the home and later at the First Christian Reformed church. The Rev. Alfred Hannink officiated. Interment was in the cemetery adjoining the church. Casket bearers were George Blythe, Ben G. Geerdes, Abe Wilts, Elwin Harms, Gordon Geerdes and Edward Nederhoff.
Flower attendants were Mrs. George Blythe and Mrs. Ben G. Geerdes.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 8 April 1954, section 2, pg 4
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