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Martha J. Bakke Anderson
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Birth: Feb. 28, 1927
Ambrose
Divide County
North Dakota, USA
Death: Jul. 5, 2012
Bismarck
Burleigh County
North Dakota, USA

Martha "Marty" Anderson, 85, Bismarck, formerly of Minot, went home to the arms of her Father on July 5, 2012. Celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, Minot. Burial will be at Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. today at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.

Martha J. Bakke was born Feb. 28, 1927, at Ambrose, to John and Agnes (Opperude) Bakke. She attended grade school and high school in Ambrose and received a secretarial degree from Fargo Business College. She started her work career at the Minot Daily News in 1947. In 1948, she married Richard Parizek.

She returned to work at the Minot Daily News in 1964 as head of classified advertising. She later accepted the position of office manager at Northern Plumbing Supply.

In 1970, she married John Luxem in Las Vegas. They traveled the country in their fifth wheel and had many exciting adventures. Their country home was beautified by hundreds of flowers each year, planted and cared for by Marty.

Marty had a passion for cooking and took many cooking classes. As a result, their friends were treated to many elegant dinners. She enjoyed modeling for Walter's Women's Wear at their fashion shows at the Minot Country Club and also for Young America at their fashion events at the International Inn.

John Luxem died in 1987. Marty was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and enjoyed volunteering at Trinity Hospital. On Jan. 2, 1993, Marty married her longtime friend, Art Anderson. Their summers were spent at their lake cabin, where she manicured the trees and flowers daily. They played golf at the Hazen Country Club and enjoyed the company of their "lake friends." Marty became a member of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in 2002.

Marty wished to express a special thank you to Art Jr., Lana Anderson and family and Brian Anderson for their kindness and friendship in the past years.

Marty's family extends a special thank you to her beloved friends and staff at Edgewood Vista who loved and cared for her. Thank you also to Spectrum Home Care and Hospice for their support and care to the family during the past few weeks.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Agnes Bakke; her dear sister and brother-in-law, Addy and Johnny Lozensky; her brothers, Leonard Opperud, Edward Bakke, Alton Bakke and Elmer Bakke; her husband, Art Anderson; and her beautiful, beloved granddaughter, Tiffany Lozensky.

Survivors include her daughters, Linda (Keith) Dickinson, Bismarck, Sheila Schoenwald, Jamestown, and Barb (Marvin) Masset and Bev (Larry) Sailer, both of Bismarck; her sons, Russ (Nancy) Parizek and Randy (Shirley) Parizek, both of Minot; her brothers, Johnny (Thema) Bakke, Burlington, Edwin Bakke, Crosby, Andy (Georgetta) Bakke, Minot, and George (Loy) Bakke, Williston; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Also surviving are her grandchildren who were so special to her. She was proud of them and their accomplishments. They include Jeris (Amy) Lozensky, construction contractor, Melanie (Mark) Anderson, mechanical engineer, Rikki (Justin) Bosh, biologist, Bobbi (Adam) Hall, advocate for homeless and disadvantaged youth, Dr. Lisa (Dereck) Richter, pharmacist, Dr. Tanner Parizek, chiropractor, Ryan Masset, petroleum landman, Jana Masset, architect, Kyla Sailer, cancer radiation therapist, Chris Fast, sales associate, Katie Fast, language arts instructor, Shawna Parizek, administrative assistant, and Reed Parizek, honor student.

Marty was great-grandma to Max, Matt and Mari Anderson, Aiden and Justice Bosh and Lily and Jed Lozensky.
 
 
Burial:
Rosehill Memorial Park
Minot
Ward County
North Dakota, USA
 
Created by: High Plains
Record added: Jul 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93332945
Martha J. <i>Bakke</i> Anderson
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