From the Chatsworth Plaindealer
APRIL 11, 1946
Frank Bakker, son of John Bakker and Annie (Ulrichs) Bakker, was born on the 22nd day of June , 1865, in Charlotte township, and came to the end of life's pilgrimage Thursday evening, April 4, 1946, at his home near Charlotte, at the age of 80 years, 9 months and 14 days.
He was one of six children, and was reared in a Christian home, under the guidance of thoughtful parents. His entire life was spent in the same community and on the same farm. Elementary education was received in the country school. He applied himself to his chosen vocation as a farmer and proved himself successful.
Early in life he became identified with the Charlotte Evangelical church and Sunday school and for many years was a faithful attendant, until prevented by circumstances beyond his control. However, his interest in the church never failed and his moral and financial support were never lacking.
The departed was a quiet and kindly person. He went about his own affairs, and was always helpful when need arose. After the death of his parents, and later his brother, John, lovingly and peacefully he lived on the home place with his sister, Maggie. Until a few years ago he enjoyed very good health, but as age began to creep upon him his body became undermined. Thus it was not a complete surprise when on Wednesday afternoon he collapsed suddenly. In spite of good medical attention he departed peacefully on Thursday evening in the presence of loved ones who attended him. In death he is proceded by father, mother, two sisters, Mrs. Jerry Frieden, Anna Frieden, and one brother, John Bakker.
Those who survive are two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Harms and Miss Maggie Bakker; four nieces and nephews, John Frieden, John Harms, Nettie Zorn and Grace ____?.
Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Koerner funeral home in Cullom and at 2 o'clock at the Charlotte Evangelical church. Three comforting hymns were sung by Fred Hemken and daughter , Mrs. Arlyne Nettingham. Rev. H. E. Kasch (?) was in charge of the service and preached the sermon. Graveside service was at the Chatsworth cemetery.
Casket bearers were Agga H_____?, Fred Bitner, Lester Attig, George Harms, John Flessner and Henry Sterrenberg.