BAKKER, Elske 1848-1923
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Date: 12/25/2016 at 07:22:53
Mrs. Garriet Bakker Dies
Mrs. G. Bakker, nee Elske Rademaker, who lived for sixteen years in Wellsburg, passed away at the home of L. Meints Saturday noon. She was born the 16th of March, 1848, in Pilcum, Germany. In the year 1868, she was married to G. Bakker. This union was blessed with six children, two of whom died in infancy. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Meints, and three sons, Mene, of Lincoln Center; Luur, of Holland, and John, of Wellsburg. She was a faithful member of the First Christian Reformed church, west of Wellsburg, and also a member of the Ladies Aid society. The funeral took place Wednesday afternoon. Rev. H. C. Bode based his sermon on Romans 8:23, "And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body." --unreadable-- they have but the first fruits of the Spirit, but the full harvest is coming. If we have the foretaste then we long also for the complete redemption. They wait for the adoption. They are accepted in the Beloved. The complete adoption will be at that day. At the resurrection the redemption of the body will be realized. When a Christian dies his soul goes to heaven, and the salvation will be for the soul only. But when the dead in Christ shall rise this body will also enter the bliss of the eternal glory. This was also the longing of the departed sister. The pall bearers were, Ed. Christians, Geo. J. Geerdes, Joe Ross, U. Mennenga, P. A. Eekhoff and P. H. Eekhoff.
--The Grundy County Dispatch (Grundy Center, Iowa), 8 February 1923, pg 1
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