Kevin B. Bakker
September 26, 1968 - February 8, 2013
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Kevin B. Bakker, age 44, of Spirit Lake, passed away Friday, February 8, 2013, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He was born on September 26, 1968, in Rock Valley, Iowa, to Bernard and Evelyn Bakker.
Kevin graduated from Boyden-Hull Community Schools in 1987, and Western Iowa Tech, with a Police Science Degree and Iowa Western with a LPN Nursing Degree. He worked as the assistant manager of the Pizza Ranch in Spirit Lake.
Kevin enjoyed spending his spare time hunting and fishing. His true love in life was his family! He started the Purple Heart Outdoors to help wounded or disabled veterans obtain hunting and fishing trips.
Kevin is survived by his fiancé, Michelle Holmes of Spirit Lake; his children, Fisher Bakker of Spirit Lake, Katherine Cutler-Bakker, Hunter Bakker and Kennedy Bakker, all of Madison, Wisconsin; his mother, Evelyn Bakker of Sioux Center; sisters, Linda Vanden Bosch, and her husband, Ron of Hull, Carolyn Bakker, and her husband, Albert of Rock Valley, Donna Wojciechowski of Platte, South Dakota, and Sandy Hoekstra, and her husband, Kevin of Sioux Center; brothers, Gerrit Bakker, and his wife, Joyce of Inwood, Larry Bakker, and his wife, Donita of Omaha, Rodney Bakker, and his wife, Lisa of Spirit Lake, and Dale Bakker, and his wife, Kathy of Sioux Center; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Jonah Holmes; his father, Bernard Bakker; and brother-in-laws, Paul Wojciechowski and Wilmer Middendorp.
Funeral services for both Jonah and Kevin will be held at 11:00A.M. Saturday, February 16, 2013, at the Faith Evangelical Free Church in Spirit Lake. Visitation will be held Friday, from 4:00P.M. until 7:00P.M. at the Faith Evangelical Free Church. Burial will be at Lakeview Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Kevin Bakker Memorial Fund.
The Schuchert Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Kevin Bakker Memorial Fund.

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Date & Time

Fri, February 15, 2013
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Location

Faith Evangelical Free Church
2805 Erie Ave.
Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360


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Date & Time

Sat, February 16, 2013
11:00 AM


Location

Faith Evangelical Free Church
2805 Erie Ave.
Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360


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Michelle Holmes
Mar 20, 2014

The best thing ever in my life was You. The hardest and still most challenging thing in my life is not having my best friend there. I miss you. I can't even try to describe how much I miss you and our family. You made m... more

Mar 20, 2014
The best thing ever in my life was You. The hardest and still most challenging thing in my life is not having my best friend there. I miss you. I can't even try to describe how much I miss you and our family. You made me laugh. You help me and listened when I cried-sometimes you would joke and I could not cry if I wanted to. You were and are my special half. I am amazed I keep waking up because the pain is still so unbearably strong. I figured Id die in my sleep from a heart ace but I keep ticking along. You gave me strength. I enjoyed you. I enjoyed you letting my gut out dear or shingle house with you. I enjoyed your scent and your warmth. Your smile. Your words of wisdom. You are the smartest man I know and the best cook. I never wanted to eat out because they suck dust and your meals were 5 star. You were great and encouraging and loving. You listened and cared and had a wonderful since of humor. Everything you enjoy, I do as well. It sure is hard when all of a sudden you have nothing. Not even a best friend. What do you want me to do? Help me. I need you. I smile but really all day I cry for you. Nothing or anyone will ever replace the love we had for one another. I thank God for you. You made me be a better person. I miss you soo much. Take Care of Jonah. Wrap your arms around him everyday and tell him it is from mommy. Tell him I am proud of him. I know when I get to Heaven Jonah will have so many talents because everything he does, you will be there teaching him and encouraging him. I miss you always and everyday the pain is still there. It is hard and unfair. Your not just my husband and my lover but you are my best friend and I miss you- my best friend.

Michelle Holmes
Curt and Sarah Hopkins
Feb 20, 2013

We are very sorry to hear of your loss and sorrow. We are praying for the family and friends. May God give you all some comfort and peace through this grief and pain. Our sincerest sympathy, The Ottumwa Pizza Ranch

Carol
Feb 16, 2013

I have so very many fond memories of Kevin. I worked with him at Risen Son for one year. He was a wonderful man with a huge heart. He loved his children. He spoke of them often. My heart goes out to his fiance' and fa... more

Feb 16, 2013
I have so very many fond memories of Kevin. I worked with him at Risen Son for one year. He was a wonderful man with a huge heart. He loved his children. He spoke of them often. My heart goes out to his fiance' and family left behind. Trust in God and know that one day you will all be reunited again. The video was a beautiful tribute to all!

Carol
Lisa Johnston
Feb 16, 2013

I am deeply sorry for the loss of Kevin. My heart breaks for Michelle, his beautiful children, and all of his family and friends. Kevin had a wondeful heart and was a gentle soul. He could light up a room with his laug... more

Feb 16, 2013
I am deeply sorry for the loss of Kevin. My heart breaks for Michelle, his beautiful children, and all of his family and friends. Kevin had a wondeful heart and was a gentle soul. He could light up a room with his laughter. His love for Michelle and his children was very evident to anyone who knew him. Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. ~Author Unknown

Lisa Johnston
Anita Heath
Feb 15, 2013

To the family of Kevin and Jonah, We are sorry for your loss. We had supper at Pizza Ranch this past fall and had a nice visit with Kevin. He made the best pizza. You are in our thoughts and prayers . Anita and Gary Heat... more

Feb 15, 2013
To the family of Kevin and Jonah, We are sorry for your loss. We had supper at Pizza Ranch this past fall and had a nice visit with Kevin. He made the best pizza. You are in our thoughts and prayers . Anita and Gary Heath and family.

Anita Heath
Dennis and Sue Clark
Feb 15, 2013

To Larry Bakker and family. We are so sorry for your loss. May our Lord Jesus wrap you all in his arms of comfort. Prayers for you all. God Bless, Dennis and Sue Clark Family

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