Rex Bakerink

Rex Bakerink

April 19, 1938 - December 03, 2011

Rex Bakerink

April 19, 1938 - December 03, 2011


Rex Bakerink
April 19, 1938 – December 3, 2011

Born in Corning, Iowa on April 19, 1938. Moved to Freeport, Illinois in 1944.

Served in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1959. His service included serving as a Second Class ranked Head Radarman on the USS Strong DD-758 during the Suez Canal Crisis in the Mediterranean Sea.

Rex married his childhood sweetheart, Sandra Jeanne Diddens, on December 18, 1956. Upon his discharge from the Navy in 1959, he moved to Orange County, CA with his beautiful bride and his son Jeffrey. A second son, Jay, was born in Newport Beach in 1959.

Rex was employed as a sales manager and a trainer in various communities and became a real estate broker in the South Bay area in 1974. He left real estate sales in the mid 90’s and became a mortgage broker until his retirement in 2005.

He spent his retirement years in Foothill Ranch with his wife, and doted upon his four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Rex was preceded in death by his parents, Gail and Ruby Bakerink. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sandy. He is also survived by his son Jeffrey of Temecula, CA, whom is married to Monique, and his son Jay of Manhattan Beach, CA, whom is married to Jane. His grandchildren are Katie, Michelle, Nicholas, and Julia. His great grandchildren are Sylvie and Coralie.

He is also survived by his brother Archie of Tracy, CA, his sister Lauretta Jo of Tracy, CA, his brother Dell of Stockton, CA, and his buddy and man’s best friend, Scout.

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13 responses to Rex Bakerink

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  1. My sincere sympathy to the family and you are all in my prayers. Sandy and Rex were both classmates of mine.
    God bless.
    Carol Hoebel Wilson

  2. Judy George says:

    Memories have flooded in as I received this sad news and went through the photos of you, Sandy and Rex and your beautiful family. I had such a good talk with Rex just before the class reunion and he told me he just wasn’t up to making the trip. My heart hurts for all of you.
    Bill and Judy George

  3. Judy Smith says:

    Lauretta and Bakerink Family; Sending my sympathy and condolences to your family. Hoping that peace will soon fill your hearts and replace the sorrow. Love you.

  4. Love you Uncle Rex, Rest Peacefully. You will be missed.

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are will all the Bakerink Family and sure wish we could be there.

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