Meint J. Bakker

Meint J. Bakker

MIDDLETON-Meint J. Bakker, age 87, passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at the UW Hospital in Madison.

He was born October 27, 1926, in Wellsburg, Iowa to John G. and Anna (Ross) Bakker. Meint served in the army during World War II as a paratrooper and was stationed in Japan. He married Gerry Hornung in 1950. Meint owned Bakker Oil for 37 years. Meint served on many boards including the Bank Board at People’s Savings Bank in Wellsburg for 20 years, the Timothy Christian School Board for eight years, and the consistory at First Christian Reformed Church for twelve years. He married Bonita (Petersen) Bakker on February 25, 1989, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Meint enjoyed fishing, traveling, watching sports, spending time with his family, and visiting with people.

He is survived by his wife of almost 25 years, Bonita Bakker; his children, Jan (Brian) Knutson, Jane Theodore, Wanda (Jess) Burkholder, Lee Petersen, Carrie (Andy) Roquet; ten grandchildren including Jeffrey, Jason and Matthew Knutson, Elise and Kyra Theodore, Lydia Burkholder, Emily (Burkholder) Creighton, Davis, Kendall and Mason Roquet. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife of 37 years, Gerry Bakker; his sister, Alice Kramer; and brothers, Evert, Garret, Gratus, and Mennie.

Funeral services will be held at ST. LUKE’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 7337 Hubbard Ave., Middleton at 3:00 PM on Sunday, February 9, 2014. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2:00 PM until the time of the service at the church. Additional services will be held in Wellsburg, Iowa as follows. A visitation will be held at First Christian Reformed Church in Wellsburg, Iowa Monday, February 10, 2014 at 10 a.m. with a funeral service following at 11 a.m. with Pastor Tom Vos officiating.

Donations or gifts may be sent to First Christian Reformed Church of Wellsburg or St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Middleton, WI.

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