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Dr. Dewey Bakker

May 2, 1930 - July 9, 2017
Grand Rapids, MI

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Visitation

Thursday, July 13, 2017
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Westview Christian Reformed Church
2929 Leonard St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 453-3105
Map
Web Site

Visitation

Friday, July 14, 2017
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Westview Christian Reformed Church
2929 Leonard St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 453-3105
Map
Web Site

Service

Friday, July 14, 2017
12:00 PM EDT
Westview Christian Reformed Church
2929 Leonard St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 453-3105
Map
Web Site

Contributions


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Bethany Christian Services
901 Eastern Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(800) 238-4269
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Flowers


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Ball Park Floral
8 Valley Ave.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 459-3409
Driving Directions
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Life Story / Obituary


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BAKKER – Dr. Durward “Dewey” J. Bakker aged 87, of Grand Rapids, passed away on July 9, 2017 at Butterworth Hospital with his family at his side. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Jacqueline, in 2014. Dewey is survived by his children, David Jon Bakker, Nancy Lynn (Jeff) Droge, and Marc Thomas (Jayne) Bakker; grandchildren, Naomi and Sarai Droge and Alexander, Macy, and Hayden Bakker. Also surviving are his siblings, William (Betty) Bakker, Kathleen (Fred) Van Tubbergen, and Daniel (Sandy) Bakker; sister-in-law, Barbara (Larry) Van Genderen; and many treasured nieces and nephews. Dewey was an extraordinary husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to all who knew him. He will be profoundly missed and lovingly remembered. Dewey was a pediatrician on the North West Side of Grand Rapids for over 40 years. He was active at Westview Christian Reformed Church and Bethany Christian Services and the development of Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. The Funeral Service will be held at Noon on Friday, July 14, 2017 at Westview Christian Reformed Church, 2929 Leonard St. NW. Friends may visit with his family from 5-8 PM on Thursday and on Friday for one hour prior to the service at the church. Contributions in his memory may be made to Bethany Christian Services. Please visit www.lifestorynet.com to read his lifestory, archive a memory, photo, or sign the guestbook before coming to the funeral home.

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