Funeral services for Jake Baartman, 59, Rock Valley farmer who died of a heart attack April 10, were held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Porter funeral home In Rock Valley and at 1:30 p.m. at the Christian Reformed church, Rock Valley. Rev. John Byker officiated and burial was in the Valley View cemetery.
Mr. Baartman was stricken while operating his tractor on land he was farming near his own farm. His body was discovered by a son Wednesday night.
He was born June 11, 1903, near Orange City, Iowa, and married Bertha Van Maanen January 29 1925, at Rock Valley. He had farmed at Rock Valley ever since.
Survivors include the widow, five sons, Gerald, Wiliis, Bernard and Roger, all of Sioux Falls, and Lawrence of Rock Valley; two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Vander Plas of Hawardcn, Iowa, and Miss Betty Jane Baartman of Rock Valley; seven grandchildren; six brothers, and three sisters.