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Daniel William PETKER

Daniel William PETKER

Male 1923 - 2018  (95 years)

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  • Name Daniel William PETKER 
    Born 26 Jul 1923  Alexanderkrone, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration Abt 1926  Empress of France; Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Immigration 22 Aug 1940  Sumas, Whatcom, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Baptism 8 Sep 1940  Coaldale, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    History The Poetker Family Register says his given names were Daniel William. Another record says they are Daniel Werner. Degrees from Three Hills, Alberta: Pacific Bible Institute, Fresno; Served as student pastor at Sunset Gardens Mexican Chapel near Fresno, California; and Lawton View Mission, Oklahoma.
    Obituary - Daniel William Petker passed away, surrounded by loved ones, in his residence at Living Care Community, Yakima, Washington on August 2, 2018. Born on July 26, 1923 in Alexanderkrone, Russia to parents, Paul and Helena Poetker, he was the fifth of nine children to live to adulthood. At the age of 2½, the family emigrated from Russia to Canada. They eventually settled in Fairholm, Saskatchewan. It was there, he accepted Christ as his Savior just two days shy of his twelfth birthday.
    After serving in the Canadian Army as a Medic in WWII, Daniel attended Prairie Bible Institute in Alberta, Canada and Pacific Bible Institute in Fresno, California. It was at PBI where he met the love of his life, Eleanor Mable Vogt. The couple was married July 18,1952 in Corn, Oklahoma. Their marriage would endure nearly 59 years.
    Daniel’s first Pastorate was at Sunset Gardens Church in Fresno, California. Daniel and Eleanor embarked on a history of life-long ministry which included roles as Pastor, Preacher, Church Planter, and Teacher. They served in the States of California, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nevada, and Washington as well as the countries of Mexico and Canada.
    Daniel and Eleanor were blessed with five children. The family was positively impacted by the various locations and ministries of their childhood. Through their many travel experiences, the children were exposed to a global world-view. The family’s legacy would then include a strong faith in Christ and compassion for others throughout the world.
    His children, and those who knew him, all agree that to know him was to belong to the family, and a stranger was just a friend he hadn’t met yet. Daniel and Eleanor accepted, unconditionally, the people that God brought across their path and those individuals were embraced by their sincere faith. In this way, they established relationships with a multitude of people, from every walk of life, who would deeply cherish them. Daniel practiced life-style evangelism by nurturing and shepherding people.
    Daniel William Petker was predeceased by his wife, Eleanor M. Petker in January 2011. He is survived by six siblings and five children: Arlene (Stan) Franz of Yakima, Washington; Janice (Axel) von Rappard of Carefree, Arizona; Norm Petker of Cowiche, Washington; Howie Petker of Vancouver, Washington; and Suzanne (Peter) Marinace of Yakima, Washington. Additionally, thirteen grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren.
    A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, August 10th at 10:00 a.m. in the Meyer Auditorium at Living Care Community Yakima, Washington. The Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, August 11th at 2:00 p.m. at Crawford Cemetery, Battle Ground, Washington. The Viewing will be held Thursday, August 9th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Valley Hills Funeral Home Terrace Heights, Washington.
    In lieu of flowers, Daniel requested monetary gifts to be given to the following ministries: Child Evangelism Fellowship or the Luis Palau Association. The children are requesting gifts be given in their father’s honor to the Summitview Health Care Center. All mailed c/o Valley Hills Funeral Home, 2600 Business Ln., Yakima, WA 98901.
    Arrangements by Valley Hills Funeral Home. 
    Reference Number 186dn 
    Died 2 Aug 2018  Yakima, Yakima, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Aft 2 Aug 2018  Crawford Cemetery, Battle Ground, Clark, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I21838  Reid Family | Lynn's side of the family
    Last Modified 15 May 2020 

    Father Paul Gerhard POETKER,   b. 21 Aug 1887, Alexanderkrone, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1971, Clearbrook, Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Helena PAULS,   b. 1 Dec 1893, Reinfeld, Yazykovo Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1993, Abbotsford (Matsqui), Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years) 
    Married 13 Jun 1913  Reinfeld, Yazykovo Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F42146  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eleanor Mable VOGT,   b. 17 Nov 1928, Corn, Washita, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 2011, Battle Ground, Clark, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 18 Jul 1952  Corn, Washita, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Oklahoma, County Marriage Records, 1890-1995
    Children 
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    Headstones
    Petker, Daniel W.-1923 & Eleanor M.-1928 (HS)
    Petker, Daniel W.-1923 & Eleanor M.-1928 (HS)
    Last Modified 15 May 2020 
    Family ID F12610  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 22 Aug 1940 - Sumas, Whatcom, Washington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 8 Sep 1940 - Coaldale, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Jul 1952 - Corn, Washita, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Aug 2018 - Yakima, Yakima, Washington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 2 Aug 2018 - Crawford Cemetery, Battle Ground, Clark, Washington Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Petker, Daniel William-1923
    Petker, Daniel William-1923

    Ships
    S.S. Empress of France
    S.S. Empress of France

  • Sources 
    1. [S375] Border Crossings; From Canada To U.S.

    2. [S173] Die Mennonitische Rundschau, (Published in Elkhart, Indiana 1880-1908; Scottsdale, Pennsylvania 1908-1923; Winnipeg, Manitoba 1923-2007), 21 Jul 1993, Pg. 27.

    3. [S131] Butler Mennonite Brethren Church Records.