BAKKER, William 1892-1968
BAKKER, SIEMENS, EITEN
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/19/2016 at 16:41:02
Funeral Services For Wm. Bakker Here On Tuesday
Funeral services for William Bakker, 85, longtime resident of Wellsburg, were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Doyen Funeral Home and at 1:30 p.m. at the First Christian Reformed Church, with Rev. Harold Hollander officiating.
Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Bakker passed away at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Presbyterian Home in Ackley due to complications of advanced age. He had been a resident of the home for about three years.
Special music for the service was provided by soloist Richard Schafer, and organist Miss Elizabeth Eekhoff.
Casket bearers were Harvey Eiten, Alfred Eiten, Floyd Eiten, Arnold Eiten, Russell Betts and Kenneth Ware.
He was born at Hastings, Neb., on Dec. 12, 1892, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hilbert Bakker (nee Anna Siemens). At the age of 12 he moved to Wright County, Iowa, with his family. He attended rural schools in Nebraska and Wright County. In March of 1909 he came to Wellsburg. On Oct. 20, 1915 he was united in marriage to Gertie Eiten. Following their marriage they lived on a farm west of Wellsburg for several years, later moving to a farm southwest of Wellsburg. In the spring of 1945 they retired and moved to Wellsburg. Mrs. Bakker passed away on Jan. 12, 1961.
He was a member of the First Christian Reformed Church having made Profession of his faith in Jesus Christ on March 26, 1916. He was one of the oldest living members of the church.
Those who preceded him in death were his parents, his wife, and 1 son, Ben Eiten (who passed away in October of 1963).
Those who survive him are 2 daughters and 1 son: Mrs. Marine Betts of Marshalltown; Fred Eiten of Wellsburg; (Lena) Mrs. Cloyd Miller of Peoria, Ill.; 1 sister, Mrs. Kate Davids of Kanawha; 9 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 19 August 1968, sec 2, pg 1
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