Celebration of Life Gathering: Will be held on Friday, May 20, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Hotel Greenfield in Greenfield, Iowa. Burial will be at a later date in the Fontanelle Cemetery. The Lamb Funeral Home in Fontanelle is in charge of the professional arrangements.
Memorials: May be directed to the Steve Bakerink Memorial Fund to be established by the family at a later date.
Steven Roy “Pampy” Bakerink was born January 14, 1947, the son of Earl and Eliza (Kerns) Bakerink in Massena, Iowa. He passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2022, at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, at the age of 75.
Steve lived most of his life in Fontanelle, graduating from Bridgewater-Fontanelle High School in 1965. On August 4th, 1973, he was united in marriage to Deborah Marckmann. To this union, three children were born: Dana, Aaron and Ryan.
Steve worked for Cardinal Insulated Glass in Greenfield for over 25 years, then later worked for Homemakers in Des Moines for several years building furniture. He enjoyed going to races, wood carving, spending time with his family and taught himself to restore Camaro’s, winning many car shows.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Deborah Bakerink.
He is survived by his daughter, Dana Steckelberg and husband Jason of Fontanelle; five sons, Aaron Bakerink and wife Sara of Ankeny, Ryan Bakerink of Chicago, Illinois, Deryck Bakerink, Brooke Bakerink and Shane Bakerink; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; two brothers, Gary Bakerink of Fontanelle and Ronnie Bakerink of Arizona; other relatives and friends.