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Steven Bakken

January 7, 1953 — May 28, 2021

Steve Bakken, 68, of rural Pelican Rapids, MN, passed away Friday, May 28, 2021, at his home under the care of Red River Valley Hospice with his loving family by his side. Steven Lee Bakken was born January 7, 1953, in Fergus Falls, the son of Erwin and Marian (Johnson) Bakken. He was baptized and confirmed at Grove Lake Lutheran Church where he remained a lifetime member. He served on church council and cemetery board. He graduated from Pelican Rapids High School in 1971. On October 18, 1975 he married Linda Lyon. Growing up on the family farm it was obvious at a young age that he would continue farming with his father. They were one of the first families to host CAEP (Communicating for Agriculture Exchange Programs). Steve was also active in 4-H through the years and enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren show livestock in 4-H. Steve and his brother, Paul, ran the family dairy farm until 2003. Steve was very proud to have the family farm still in the Bakken name and continued farming with his son Lucas until his passing. On March 27, 1999 Steve was united in Marriage to Diane Bungum, blending two families together. Upon retirement they enjoyed spending winters in Florida. One of Steve’s passions was the Minnesota Twins, he rarely missed a game, even when they were losing. Steve is survived by his wife, Diane; children: Jennifer (Gerry) Bergquist, Jared Bungum, Lucas (Elizabeth) Bakken, Greta (Robert) Backstrom, and Mason (Cassie Koropatnicki) Bakken. 11 grandchildren: Olivia, Holly and Jack Bergquist, Tori, Erin and Lexi Bungum, Ean, Cayden and Eliza Bakken, Abby and Reed Backstrom; Sister Karen (Gary) Hart; brothers: Roger (Phyllis) Bakken and Paul (Tammy) Bakken; sister-in-law Gail Klug, Wendy (Terry) Slattery, and Eileen Klug; brother-in-law Richard (Kathy) Klug; numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Rick, and brother-in-law Dennis Klug. Memorials preferred to Grove Lake Cemetery or Grove Lake Church Audio/Video Fund. Visitation: Tuesday, June 8, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at Larson Funeral Home, Pelican Rapids, MN. Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at Grove Lake Lutheran Church, Pelican Rapids, Minnesota with Pastor Clay Ellingson officiating. There will be a live stream of Steven’s Memorial Service, go to Steven’s obituary page on our website, and scroll down to the bottom and the service will begin at 11:00 a.m. The memorial service will also be uploaded at a later time to our website if you are unable to attend the live stream. Interment: Grove Lake Cemetery, Pelican Rapids, Minnesota Please keep Steve's family in your thoughts and prayers. Steven's Memorial Folder
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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

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