Melbourne Albert Bakken

Death 11 Jul 2005 (aged 81)
Burial Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 11463480 · View Source
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Melbourne Albert Bakken, 81, of Austin, died Monday July 11, 2005, at St. Mark's Lutheran Home.
Mel was born April 18, 1924, in Mower County, near Grand Meadow, Minn., to Carl and Anna (Wendt) Bakken.
He was a boiler engineer for Hormel Foods and owned and operated Bakken Auto Repair until his retirement. He then delivered auto parts for Napa Auto in Austin. He was also proud to be a member of the United States Navy during WWII. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
Mel married Eva Randall on Aug. 18, 2000, in Austin.
He is survived by his wife, Eva; son, Larry (Brenda) Bakken, Austin; one grandson and two great grandchildren; eight step children: Bob (Nancy) Besco, Dallas, Texas; Jim (Karen) Besco, San Diego, Calif.; Llewellyn (Jo) Randall, Stewartville, Minn.; Sharon (Jim) Enzenauer, Rochester, Minn.; Delaine (Alron) Erickson, Preston, Minn.; Pat (John) Lorenz, Austin; Kathy (Jeff) Hebl, Lanesboro, Minn.; and Lori (Curt) Harland, Austin; 19 step grandchildren; 24 step great grandchildren; one step great great grandchild; brothers: Darrell Bakken, Austin; and Duane (Bonnie) Bakken, Blooming Prairie, Minn.; sisters: Donna Anderson, Austin; and Ardith Hart, Loveland, Colo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his first wife, Grace E. (Schroeder) Besco Bakken on May 9, 2000.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19, 2005, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Austin with Rev. Karen Behling officiating. Honorary casket bearers and military rites will be by the American Legion Post #91 and V.F.W. Post #1216. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 4-7 p.m. on Monday evening at the Mayer Funeral Home and at a luncheon following the service at the church on Tuesday.

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