JoAnn E. Bakker


JoANN EDITH BAKKER, age 74, of Worthington, died Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at the South Shore Care Center in Worthington. She was born May 27, 1947, in Reading, to Lynn and Ruth (Shade) Baird.

JoAnn married James Bakker on October 27, 1979, in Worthington. The couple lived in Worthington. JoAnn worked as a waitress at Bob’s Truck Stop in Worthington. She later worked at Sather’s, in Round Lake, before she began working at Marek.

JoAnn is survived by her husband, James Bakker, Worthington; daughter, Laurie Bakker, Worthington; a brother, Bob Baird, What Cher, IA; a sister, Bonnie Simpson, Worthington; and two brothers-in-law, Steve Henrichs, St. Carlos, FL; and Don Vortherms, Reading.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Donna Henrichs and Judy Vortherms.

A time of fellowship will be from 2-4 pm Saturday, January 15, at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Worthington. A private family committal of cremains will be at a later date.

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