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BAKKER: Durk of Townsend, formerly of Exeter, and Grand Rapids, Michigan

Posted By Haskett Funeral Homes On August 20, 2019 @ 1:09 PM In Exeter,Obituary | 12 Comments

BAKKER: Durk of Townsend, formerly of Exeter, and Grand Rapids, Michigan

October 12, 1925 – August 18, 2019

Went peacefully to be with the Lord on August 18, 2019, formerly of Exeter, Grand Rapids, Michigan and most recently Townsend at the age of 93. Beloved husband of the late Fetje Sigtema (1982) and Roelfiena Jansingh (nee Bos) (2013). Loving father of Helen and Brian McIlhargey, George and Catherine Bakker, Sid Bakker, Dick and Theresa Bakker, and step-son Harry Jansingh. He is survived by 8 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and many step-grandchildren and great step-grandchildren. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Everett and Trudy, and Peter and Evelyn. Predeceased by his son Boyd Selwyn Bakker (1986), step-daughter Yvonne McIntyre (2012), and 8 of his siblings.

Visitation will be held at Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, EXETER on Thursday from 6 – 8 PM. The funeral service will be held at the Exeter Christian Reformed Church, 330 Huron Street West, Exeter on Friday, August 23rd at 11 AM, Pastor Willem de Vries of Jarvis Ebenezer CRC officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Condolences for the family of “BAKKER: Durk of Townsend, formerly of Exeter, and Grand Rapids, Michigan”

Condolence from Dave & Mary Hauser on August 20th, 2019 2:25 PM

To George and Cathie and the entire Bakker family, our sincerest condolences over the loss of your father . Much comfort can be taken in knowing that his passing was relatively swift and gentle .

Condolence from Paul McQuiggin on August 20th, 2019 6:55 PM

To Dick and Theresa;
My condolences on the passing of your Father. His long life and full family will be a comfort to you in this time of grief. May all the fond memories and shared times help you now.

Condolence from Wilma Karsten on August 20th, 2019 10:13 PM

Very sorry to hear that your Dad passed away Friday
Morning I spoke to him as he was on his daily walk. He was a very nice man. May you be comforted that he is with his Lord an Saviour. Wilma Karsten from Townsend

Condolence from Donna V Brintnell on August 21st, 2019 11:54 AM

Our hearts go out to you Dick and your entire family at the loss of your father.
You are in our prayers.

the Brintnell and Voerman families

Condolence from James Van Strien on August 21st, 2019 1:58 PM

Dick & Theresa:
Our condolences to you and your family. Last year we lost our Dad, who was a friend of your father, so we sympathize with you in your loss. May your memories bring you strength and comfort.
James & Laurie Van Strien

Condolence from Marilyn Kuiperij on August 21st, 2019 2:44 PM

Our condolensces to Helen and Brian and the entire Bakker family. Even though he has lived a full life, he will still be missed. However, he will be in a better place.

Condolence from Harry Jansingh on August 21st, 2019 6:40 PM

Our sincere sympathies and prayers to the entire Bakker family.
My children and I were saddened to hear of the loss of Paka.

He was a wonderful and caring man. I am very thankful for the love and kindness that Durk showed to my Mom, children and myself over the many years as a family.

With love and fond memories
Harry Jansingh & children
Candice, Hank, Kerri, and April

Condolence from Bill and Lena Wilms on August 21st, 2019 10:23 PM

Our heartfelt condolences to you, Helen and Brian and to your family in the passing away of Helen’s father, Durk.
May the Lord surround you with His loving arms and may He grant you strength, love and encouragement during the sad time. May God’s grace flow over each and every one of you. We send our love and prayers.

Condolence from Rita Heersink on August 22nd, 2019 8:01 PM

Dear Helen, Brian & family:
My deepest sympathies to you and your family on the passing away of your father.
You are in my thoughts and prayers in this difficult time.

Condolence from Marilyn Hazlett on August 24th, 2019 10:17 AM

so sorry to hear of your dads passing Dirk was one of my favourite people here at Parkview Always a smile and always had time for a visit and we had much laughter and stories Will miss him He was my good buddy

Condolence from JoAnn Nanninga on August 24th, 2019 1:42 PM

My condolences to all of Durk’s family. May God uphold you in your earthly sorrow. JoAnn Nanninga(Bakker)

Condolence from John and Margaret Bakker on August 24th, 2019 11:27 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family of Uncle Dirk.

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