Jannes Stoker

DRACHTEN, THE NETHERLANDS Jannes Stoker, 79, our loving, caring husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away Thursday, August 20, 2009 after a courageous battle with an illness. He was born August 4,1930 in Nij-Beets, The Netherlands. He was a long-time resident of Stephenville and a life-long dairy farmer.

He was preceded in death by his parents Klaas and Froukje Stoker and sister Annigje.

He leaves behind his wife of 54 years Hinke Stoker Geertsma of Drachten and 6 children, 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Klaas and Trienke Stoker and their children, Doetie, Jannes, Arjan, Priscilla of DeVeenhoop, Netherlands. Rennie and Sierd Wilkens and their children Jan and Dorien (Sven), Ronald, Rene and Bonny of Aldeboarn, Netherlands. Halbe and Simona Stoker and their children Jarick, Kaleva of Brisbane, Australia. Roel and Deedee Stoker and their children Roeland and Desi, Heather of Stephenville. Marten and Michele Stoker and their children Blayne and Amanda of Stephenville. Ruurd and Amy Stoker and their children Jayden and Colbe of Stephenville.

Funeral services were held on August 25, 2009 in Boornbergum, Netherlands.

Cards may be sent to, Hinke Stoker, Servote Haverstuk 173, 9203 JG Drachten, The Netherlands

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Stephenville Christian School 1120 CR 351 Stephenville, TX 76401.

Published Aug. 30, 2009

Stephenville Empire-Tribune