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Claire Kikkert, 87, Carlstadt Resident

CARLSTADT, N.J. – Claire T. Kikkert (Bastian), a resident of Carlstadt for more than 65 years and formerly of Wood-Ridge, died Sunday, Feb. 21. She was 87.

She was a homemaker and longtime parishioner of both Assumption Church in Wood-Ridge, where she was married in 1949, and St. Joseph's Church in East Rutherford.

She was the wife of Richard J. Kikkert; mother of Donna C. Frey, Richard J. Kikkert Jr. and his wife, Johanna, Deborah L. Kikkert and her spouse, Dorothy Hay, and the late Michael Kikkert; grandmother of Bruce Frey, Eric Frey, Daniel Kikkert and Kyle Kikkert; and great-grandmother of Cate Frey.

She was predeceased by four brothers and four sisters.

Visitation will take place from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Kimak Funeral Home, 425 Broad St., Carlstadt. A funeral will depart from the funeral home at 9 a.m. Wednesday for a 9:30 a.m. funeral Mass in Assumption Roman Catholic Church, Wood-Ridge. Interment will take place at St. Nicholas Cemetery, Lodi.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

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