Henry Bakken

Born: Fri., Aug. 14, 1908
Died: Tue., May 31, 2005

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Henry Bakken was born August 14, 1908 to Haaken and Gergina Sime Bakken in Albert Lea. On March 12, 1932, he was united in marriage to Selma Anna Deno at the Central Freeborn Lutheran Parsonage. Henry had lived in the Albert Lea area his entire life except for two years in Alaska as a government employee on the Al-Can Highway. He had been a heavy-duty mechanic and was employed at Wilson & Co., Ford Co., and J. W. Craig Construction. After his retirement, Henry worked for Morreim Drainage. He was a member of the Central Freeborn Lutheran Church. Henry spent many hours working in his workshop and helping his family. He also enjoyed playing solitaire and cribbage. Survivors include his son, Donald and wife Carsie; daughter, Jeanette and husband Roger Groskreutz; daughter-in-law, Eunice Bakken; grandchildren: Tim and Lisa Bakken, Cynthia and Lonnie Otterson, Shari and Roger Manges, DeeAnn and Mike Iovenelli, Chad Groskreutz, and Layne and Charity Groskreutz; step grandchildren: Carisa Riles, Donald, Darrell, Dwayne, and Christine Twitty, and Mark and Terry Williamson; 16 great-grandchildren; sisters, Myrtle Peterson and Arlene "Babe" and husband Stanley Stadheim; brother-in-law, Jerome Hareid; and sister-in-law, Evelyn Bakken; Henry was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Selma in 2002; his son, Harold in 2002; brothers: Howard, Elmer, and Junior; sisters: Orfa, Violet, and Genevieve; and a great-grandchild.

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Dwayne M Twitty
   Posted Thu June 02, 2005
I Will Greatly Miss The fishing Trips We Had Together.Your Legend Will Live On.

Paula Twitty
   Posted Thu June 02, 2005
In loving memory of your Father/Grandfather/Friend...My thoughts and prayers are with you & your family. May God Bless you Always.

With Deepest Sympathy,
The Twitty's

Ernie & Jean Ingvaldson
   Posted Fri June 03, 2005
We were neighbors 35 yrs ago, and just lost touch over the years.
We will miss Henry and Selma, they were both the best neighbors.

Carisa & Haden Riles
   Posted Fri June 03, 2005
We will miss you grandpa you will allways be in our hearts With our love Carisa, Haden Riles

Woody & Brenda Dudley
   Posted Sat June 04, 2005
Words can not express our heartfelt feelings in the loss you bear. We're praying for friends to comfort you, Faith to uphold you & loving memories to help you smile again. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

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