BAKKER, Helmer W. 1841-1919
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Date: 1/8/2017 at 15:55:47
Death claims another man in Stout, Tuesday evening at 9:30 p.m. Feb. 29, 1919. Hermer W. Bakker was born in Eden Germany in 1841 and came to America in 1866 at first he lived near Forreston, Ill., and in 1884 came to Iowa settling on a farm in Lincoln township in 1886. Mr. Bakker was married to Mary F. Welp. Lincoln township was their home till in February 1907, when they came to Stout to spend their remaining days in peace. In Feb. 1911, Mrs. Bakker passed away and Mr. Bakker then was cared for by his adopted daughter, Crete Lowe. Mr. Bakker was very patient during his last illness and was only ready to answer the call of his master's voice. Mr. Bakker was a member of the Reformed church and the funeral was held at that church Saturday afternoon. Rev. Fred Reeverts preaching the sermon from Rev. 21-1. A large crowd attended the service. Mr. Bakker leaves to mourn his loss one adopted daughter, Miss Crete Lowe and one adopted son Fred Lowe of Dexter, Minn., two brothers, M. W. Bakker of Grundy Center, F. W. Bakker of Renville, Minn., and a host of other friends who knew him as a friend in time of need. Those attending the funeral from a distance were F. W. Bakker and two sons of Renville, Minn., M. W. Bakker of Grundy Center, Fred Lowe of Dexter, Minn., Miss Fannie DeVries of Forreston, Ill., Geo. Bakker and wife of Lincoln township, Geo. Bulthuis Sr. and wife of Parkersburg.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 16 March 1916, pg 4
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