1938 — 2021
Corean Jantz was the eldest daughter of Reverend Neal and Jean Jantz of West Plains, MO. In her youth Corean studied piano and viola, winning statewide prizes in both instruments before graduating from West Plains High School with honors in 1956. Corean entered Moody Bible Institute as a piano major, graduating in 1959 along with fellow student Ray Bakke who majored in pastoral studies. They married in 1960. Ray was the youth and music minister at Elim Baptist Church in Seattle. Their marriage produced two sons - Woody and Brian. In 1965 the Bakke family returned to Chicago for further studies. While Ray moved into seminary and graduate studies, Corean finished her bachelor's and then...