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Walker Maassen

September 4, 2021 — May 6, 2023

Sioux Center, Iowa

Sioux Center, IA: Walker Reid Maassen, 20-month-old son of Christopher and Amy (Bakker) Maassen, of Sioux Center, Iowa, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2023, at Sioux Center Health following an accident on the farm. A funeral service will be held Friday, May 12, at 1:30 PM at the Netherlands Reformed Congregation of Rock Valley, Iowa with Rev. J.J. Witvoet officiating. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery of Rock Valley. A visitation, with the family present, will be held Thursday, May 11, from 5:30-7:30 PM at Porter Funeral Home of Rock Valley.


   Walker Reid Maassen, son of Christopher and Amy (Bakker) Maassen, was born September 4, 2021, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Walker loved living with his family on their farm near Sioux Center, Iowa. He was always eager to help with chores or hop into the skid loader whenever the opportunity presented itself. He loved the farm animals he got to be around. Walker was full of energy and was on the go from morning till night. People often commented that he should have been named “Runner” as he rarely walked anywhere.


   Walker was deeply loved by his family, especially by his older siblings. His big brown eyes and smile would light up any room he entered.


   Walker is survived by his parents, Chris and Amy; 3 siblings, Hazel, Hunter, and Oaklee Maassen; paternal grandparents, Curtis and Fonda Maassen of Fairview, South Dakota; maternal grandparents, John P. and Sandra Bakker of Rock Valley, Iowa; great-grandparents, Frank Wynia of Rock Rapids, Iowa and Sylvia Fluit of Rock Valley; 4 aunts, Heidi (Michael) Blom, Katie (Zachery) Baanhofman, Andrea (Jairus) Koenen, and Bethany (Andrew) Ymker; 7 uncles, Tyler (Elisabeth) Maassen, John Maassen, Cody Maassen, Arlen (Tori) Bakker, Darren (Jessica) Bakker, Paul (Britni) Bakker, and Troy Bakker; and many cousins.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, May 11, 2023

5:30 - 7:30 pm (Central time)

Porter Funeral Home - Rock Valley

1704 15th St, Rock Valley, IA 51247

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Funeral Service

Friday, May 12, 2023

Starts at 1:30 pm (Central time)

Netherlands Reformed Congregation

1610 Main Street, Rock Valley, IA 51247

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