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In Memory of Daphen Bakke

January 10, 2013

Daphne Bakke 
Daphne Bakke
1920-DAPHEN BAKKE-2012
Daphne (Langhough) Bakke died on December 20, 2012, at Knute Nelson in Alexandria, Minnesota at the age of 92 years.

Daphne was born to Emil and Ida (Olson) Langhough on September 9, 1920, in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. She grew up on a farm in Evansville Township, attended rural school in Douglas County and graduated from the eighth grade at District #32. Daphne then graduated from Brandon High School and furthered her education with a degree in Elementary Education from St. Cloud State University. She began her teaching career in Farwell and then in Hoffman and Sauk Centre.

On June 24, 1945, Daphne married Stanley Bakke at the Farwell Lutheran Church. Together they farmed in Solem Township until 1955 when they moved to their farm in Evansville Township. Daphne taught students in Kensington and Evansville. Stanley died in 1981. Daphne stayed on the farm until 1986 when she moved to Alexandria.

She is survived by her children, John of Fargo, Ann (Merle) Erickson of St. Joseph, and Mary (Paul) Jans of Fulda. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Dawn (Brian) Klebig, Matthew Erickson, Heidi Erickson, Kyle Jans, Adam Jans, and Jarred Jans and three great-grandchildren, Aiden and Isaiah Jans and Brynn Klebig as well as her sister, Adeline Stockdill of Kirkland, WA, niece Ruth Stockdill and nephew Richard Stockdill.

Her Lord and her family gave her the most joy and were her top priority. She was involved in church, community, pro-life activities and in helping others. She was a member of the Evangelical Covenant church in Alexandria.

Funeral services were held on December 26, 2012, from the Alexandria Evangelical Covenant Church in Alexandria, Minnesota, with Rev. John LeVahn officiating. Music was provided by Tim Erickson, soloist, and Keith Martinson, organist. Interment was in the Mound Grove Cemetery in Evansville, Minnesota, with Bob Benz, Will Betterman, Dave Egge, Chuck Erickson, Marvin Martinson, Tim Philbrick, Bonn VanderTuin, and Woody Wagner serving as Casketbearers. Daphne’s six grandchildren and son-in-law, Brian Klebig served as Honorary Casketbearers.

Arrangements were with the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria

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