Gordon Bakker

Gordon Arleigh Bakker

Thursday, July 1st, 1965 - Tuesday, June 4th, 2019
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Mass of Christian Burial for Gordon Bakker, 53, of Balaton will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Holy Redeemer Church in Marshall. A visitation will take place on Friday, June 7, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Rehkamp Horvath Funeral Home in Marshall, with a rosary at 5:00 p.m. and a parish prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will take place following the service at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Marshall.

Gordon Arleigh Bakker was born on July 1, 1965, in Marshall, to George and Audrey (VanOverbeke) Bakker. Gordon grew up on Bakker’s Acres and attended school in Russell. After graduating from Russell Tyler High School, Gordon went to vocational school in Willmar to be a mechanic. There he met Linda Hennen, and the couple was united in marriage on June 21, 1986, in Richmond. Gordon and Linda lived in the Twin Cities for seven years, where Gordon worked as a diesel mechanic. During this time, their oldest son, Adam, was born. Gordon moved back home to farm with his family in 1991. Gordon and Linda raised their family, which soon added sons Alex and Andrew, on the farm.

Family was very important to Gordon. He was a wonderful husband to Linda, and he was a loving father who taught his sons how to be good husbands and fathers. Gordon’s pride and joy were his grandchildren, to whom he was known as “Grandpa Gord.” Gordon was a great mechanic who could fix anything. He took meticulous care of his work space and vehicles, making sure that everything was in its place. He enjoyed traveling and going on motorcycle rides with Linda. The highlights of his winters were annual snowmobiling trips with the family. Gordon was a kind, selfless man who would do anything for anyone, and he will be greatly missed.

Gordon passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, as this wet spring just got to be too much for our farmer. He is survived by his wife Linda Bakker of Balaton; sons Adam (Brianna) Bakker of Brandon, SD, Alex (Katie) Bakker of Balaton, and Andrew (Sam) Bakker of Garretson, SD; grandchildren Aria, Ezra, Ira, Brynn, Brock, and Briggs Bakker; parents George and Audrey Bakker; siblings Anita (Pat) Fletcher, Gregg (Becky) Bakker, Ang (Al) Pool, Arlene (Tom) Schwerzler, Alice (Dean) Vroman, and Amy (Scott) Hunt; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Blessed be his memory.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 7th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, June 7th, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Home - Marshall
    411 W. Lyon St.
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    Rosary at 5:00 p.m. and Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. on Friday
  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, June 8th, 2019 | 9:30am - 10:30am
    Saturday, June 8th, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
    Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Home - Marshall
    411 W. Lyon St.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rosary at 5:00 p.m. and Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. on Friday
  • Service

    Saturday, June 8th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, June 8th, 2019 11:00am
    Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
    503 W. Lyon St.
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    Rev. Fr. Matthew Wiering
  • Interment

    Calvary Catholic Cemetery
    Hwy59 and Hwy 23
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  • Reception

    Carlin Hall
    503 West Lyon
    MARSHALL, MN 56258
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Posted at 05:26pm
I’m very sorry to read the passing of your beloved Gordon. Please accept my sincere condolences. I have personally felt comforted by the promise made by God of bringing back to life those who sleep in death (1 Thes. 4:14). So be assured that you’ll be able to hug, kiss and talk to Gordon again. He will come back into an Earth free of suffering, sickness and anything that causes us to shed tears of pain (Rev. 21:4). This hope is both sure and firm because Jehovah God cannot lie (Heb. 6:18; Titus 1:2). Is my sincere desire that you can also find comfort in this words during this difficult time for you.

Beth Lydick

Posted at 03:30pm
Dear Amy and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss and want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Treasure each and every memory of Gordon.
Beth and David Lydick

Posted at 12:25am
Even though we have buried our amazing and beautiful brother today, I still am numb and wishing I could see his face, hug him, give him that kiss on his cheek and hear his quiet laugh. The hole in my heart will never be quite repaired. The love for Gord is beyond words and I hold him tightly. I am grateful to have him for almost 54 yrs on earth and will await our reunion in heaven. Linda, Adam, Bri, Alex, Katie, Drew and Sam and kids, I love you all so deeply.

Tammy Purrington

Posted at 03:52pm
I always enjoyed visiting with Gordy, Dad, and Mark after church. They always had great farming stories to tell. We loved watching him with his grandkids. Thank you, Gordy, for always waiting for Dad when you were hauling cattle together. Our family always appreciated you watching out for him on those long trips. We will miss Gordy. Tammy (Timmerman) Purrington

Diane Van Drunen

Posted at 11:44pm
Thinking and praying for all of you.
Paul and Diane Van Drunen

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