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Lakeshore Memorial Services

11939 James Street, Holland, MI

OBITUARY

Randall J Bakker

July 10, 1951November 27, 2019

On November 27, Heaven’s Gate flung open wide and Jesus said, “Come” to His son Randall Jon Bakker, born on July 10, 1951 – was given a new eternal address in Glory, his bride of 49 years at his side, Jinji Dare, witnessed the eradication of a disease riddled body, be transformed into Glory’s Perfection. The albatross was destroyed, and at 2:00pm our earthly love story ceased. Ran’s legacy and torch will be carried by his offspring – Heather Dare (David) Vogel, Jason Jon (Mattie) Bakker, Nicole Leigh (Keith) Banger. Grand-blessings Alexis Dare, Jordan Thomas, Adam Tyler, Tatum Nicole, Tyler Adam, Mason Jon, Kaylee Dare, Lukas Kendrick, Nevaeh Leanne. Ran – a man of dedication, commitment, to his Lord, family, and his friends, and his career. He served his country with grace for six years. Ran’s worth to those that love him – is unmatched. My groom marked 68 years – conquering miles and maneuvering mountains. My cherished boyfriend is erecting a new home, on Quincy Street in Heaven. Retirement in Paradise – OH how great is our G-d! December 14, there is a jubilee celebration from 6-8pm at the home he built and we raised our babies – what does life look like without you babe – you raptured my heart – there will never be another you. You will always be imprisoned in the souls of your loved ones – our life’s song is over – I miss you – already – go now and prepare our place – we will meet you in the sky.

Services

14 December

Celebration of Life

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bakker Home


Memories

Randall J Bakker

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Jan Miner

December 7, 2019

I have had the privilege and honor of knowing both Ran and Jinji for many years, though the past 6 we have become even closer. There are so many wonderful memories with Ran too many to post but I will say this about him, there is no finer man to have walk this earth. A true humanitarian, never wanting for himself just always giving and helping others. I am truly honored and grateful to have been one of his friends. He knows I will always be here for his "Bride" no matter what. Love you both with all my heart.....Jan aka Solo

Guelda White-Saylor

December 1, 2019

Dear Jinji and Family,
The amazing love of Jesus fills heaven and surrounds His people... His love is poured out through the Holy Spirit, His love is steadfast and unchanging, His love is comfort and peace. As Jesus promised...Ran is with Him in heaven filled with glorious divine love and perfect harmony. Please know you are being held in prayer...may your hearts be comforted by the love of family, friends, and most of all our Lord.
Guelda ♥

Mimi Kim

December 1, 2019

Dearest jinji and family,
Although I never met this wonderful man in person, i feel that my life is the richer for hearing all about Ran and his wonderful stories and accolades over the years. My love and prayers go out to you! Much love,
Mimi.

Cyndi (Sonflower) Whitehead

November 30, 2019

My husband Mike and I met Jinji in Israel in 1997 however Ran was not with her on that trip . Jinj and I stayed in contact all those years. In April of 2014 we were on a road trip, I contacted Jinji to see if we could stop by, it had been 17 years since we saw each other. That was when we got to meet Ran, what a kind, gracious, soft spoken man. We only had a short visit so the following year July 2015 we flew to Holland, MI for a few day visit. We were blessed by the most amazing couple you could ever meet. We had the honor of getting to know Ran even more. A pure loving man of God. Our entire visit was amazing. Ran was a man who loved people, all people and he blessed many in so many ways, his entire life he was doing for others in one way or another.
We are forever grateful for the time we had on Quincy Street with our dear friends Ran and Jinjisnapperman. Memories we will cherish forever. ❤️

Johnny Piver

November 30, 2019

2019 11 30 A little over a year ago, I received a request for a man I never met. It was from his "girlfriend" who had followed my posts. A leap of faith for them to ask me to do this. I was honored and humbled to do so. Over these last 12 months, I had one desire to hear this man's voice. His voice was that of grace and humility in all they were going thru. His "girlfriend" was honest, he was everything she said he was, but I found even more in those few minutes on the phone. He knew his God, and well. He loved life, his family and all things that were good. Then he reached beyond and loved his brethren, regardless of what life they led. The Master walked in Ran's shoes and Jinji did well to place them in a place of honor. He moved my heart which is not easily done. I knew my wife and I were praying for not just a man, but a Man of God. It has been a honor to serve him and his family. Jinji, God chose for you well, only the best. We love each and every one of your family and shall always be at your service. Johnny and Dale Piver. Elkin, NC.

Niki Banger (Bakker)

November 30, 2019

To many memories to pick one! I love you more than words can say Dad. You will always be my hero. Your the best dad I ever had 😉