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In Memory Of Dale L. Bakker Jr.
Dale L. Bakker Jr.
Dale L. Bakker Jr.
Born: June 8, 1952
Died: January 28, 2014
Age: 61
Dale L. Bakker Jr.
June 8, 1952 - January 28, 2014
Dale L. Bakker Jr. the son of Dale and Patricia (Neustrom) Bakker, was born on June 8, 1952, in Cherokee, IA. His childhood years were spent in Cherokee where he attended school and graduated from Washington High School. Following graduation, he was drafted by the U.S. Army where he served our country until his honorable discharge in 1975.

On August 28, 1973, Dale was united in marriage to Lauren Sorensen at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Dale worked for Wilsonís Foods for many years. He then attended Western Iowa Tech in Sioux City where he earned his Associates Degree in electronic communications. He then went to work as a councilor for the Boys and Girls Home and Midwest Christian Childrenís Home. Daleís calling was helping young troubled adolescents. He cherished the opportunity to help and mentor any child that he could

Dale enjoyed fishing, gardening, playing cards, spending time at the farm, his dogs, and joking around. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren.

On Tuesday, January 28, 2014, Dale passed away at Countryside Estates surrounded by his family. He was 61. He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Bakker; his grandparents; several aunts and uncles; and his special dog, Kolby.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Lauren Bakker of Cherokee, IA; his children, Christi (Kyle) Herzog of Le Mars, IA, and Jeremy (Stacey) Bakker of Cedar Rapids, IA; grandchildren, Emily, Kennedy, and Caleb; his father, Dale Bakker Sr.. and his wife Marion of Cherokee, IA; his siblings, Mick (Sue) Bakker, Barb Timmins and special friends Ron Henderson, Cindy (Harry) Sizeland, John Bakker, Deb Green, Tom (Jacque) Bakker, and Linda Rupp and special friend Mark Murphy; his in-laws, Loren (Judy) Sorensen, Marcene (Paul) Means, Martee Heinse, Dawn (Dale) Henke, Richard Sorensen; several nieces and nephews; other relatives; and friends.

Sunday, February 02, 2014
sorry for your him and family.spent alot of time with his dad and mom and at pack.
Roger and Jacque Olson
Saturday, February 01, 2014
I'm so sorry about Jr.'s passing.I remember him as one of the nicest,friendliest people I ever knew.God love you Jr.
Tom B. Paschal
Saturday, February 01, 2014
Cindy: I am so sorry to see that Dale has passed on. My thoughts, prayers,and sincere sympathy go out to your entire family.
Linda Miller
Friday, January 31, 2014
So many great memories of Jr. He was ALWAYS joking around. I always enjoyed seeing him. The video tribute is perfect. The world was more fun with him here, but I am happy he is at peace. God Bless You Bakker family. Love you guys.
Payt and Rachel
2 Timothy 4: 7 - 8 "I have fought the good fight . . . "
Payt Bergert
Friday, January 31, 2014
I was shocked to read of Jr's passing.I also worked with him at Wilsons and later Tysons.Like the others,I always enjoyed talking to him.He was always such a good friend.I dout he had any enemys..he was a very nice,friendly person.I'm proud to've known him.God love you Jr.
Tom B. Paschal
Friday, January 31, 2014
Lauren and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with in your time of loss. May you find comfort in memories of your times together with Dale. God bless you.
Dana (File) Kies
Friday, January 31, 2014
Christi and family, I'm so sorry for the loss of Dale. I always enjoyed talking to him when he would come to the VA Clinic. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time!!
Karen Foster
Friday, January 31, 2014
Christi please know that we wish your family condolences on the death of your Dad. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. I wish we could be there, I would give you a big hug, XOXOX,
Linda J Kummer
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Sorry to hear of Dale's passing. Our condolences to his family
Jim and Sandy Siegel
Thursday, January 30, 2014
We are so sorry for your loss.We both worked with Junior for many years at Wilson's.He was always fun to be around and will be missed. Ed and Terri(Urban)Nelson
Edward B. Nelson
Thursday, January 30, 2014
I was very sorry to hear that Junior had passed away.I went to school with Junior until the end of my freshman year when I moved.I had not seen Junior for quite a while but never forgot some of things we did together..He was a good friend & will truly be missed..My condolences to the family..
Tim M. Miller
Thursday, January 30, 2014
We are so saddened to hear that Junior has passed! We will always remember him as a dearly nice person and an inspiration. He will be missed!
Rose Beazley
Thursday, January 30, 2014
I am sorry for your loss. My prayers are going your way. I've known Junior for a long time as has my family. He will be missed.
Glenda G. Schleef
Thursday, January 30, 2014
So sorry to hear of Juniors passing condolences from our family Harry, Rita, Michael and Ashley Burkhardt
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Junior and I were good friends in high school and I am very sorry to hear of his passing. I would like to offer my sincere condolences to all of his family and friends. He will be greatly missed.
Jack Schmillen
Thursday, January 30, 2014
My deepest condolences to you and your family. I know I only knew you for a short time, but if there is anything I can do please let me know. I'll continue to pray for you and your family.
Jess Greene
Country Side Estates
Jess Greene
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Dear Bakker and Herzog Families: We are so sorry for your loss. We will forever fondly remember Dale (Junior) and cherish the time we spent with him.
Brent, Carly, Breckin, Paxton and Calvin Henke
Thursday, January 30, 2014
So Sorry For your loss.
Jerry and Vicki Menke
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
We send our sympathy. Junior had been through a lot. May God be with you at this time of sadness and in the coming days.
Lynette Hyndman
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Cindy A Strahmann
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers being sent for your family.
Jerome and Patsy Day
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Jeremy and Family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with at the difficult time. God bless you.
DeWayne Schminkey
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
We are so sorry to hear of Dales Passing please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Mike & Vicki Lee
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Jeremy and family,
Sorry to heaar about the loss of your father. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. Kathy
Kathy M. Bierman
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
We were saddened to hear of Juniors passing although he is now in a better place...he was a good friend and classmate...our thoughts and prayers to Juniors family
Denny Holton

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, February 1, 2014, at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Father Dan Guenther
Tom Bakker
Mick Bakker
John Bakker
Mike Fox
Rich Sorensen
Paul Means
Visitation will begin at 2 P.M. Friday, with the family present from 5-7 P.M. Friday night at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Oak Hill Cemetery
Cherokee, Iowa
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