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Marilyn Ann Bakken

January 9, 1930 November 30, 2017
Marilyn Ann Bakken
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Obituary for Marilyn Ann Bakken

Marilyn Ann Bakken, 87, Bismarck, North Dakota, passed away Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center, Bismarck. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, December 2, 2017, at DaWise-Perry Funeral Services, Mandan, with Rev. Christina Martin officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at 1:00 PM, Monday, December 4, 2017 in Highland Cemetery, Fairdale, North Dakota.

Marilyn was born January 9, 1930, at home on the farm in Fairdale, North Dakota, to Edwin and Frances (Mulvaney) Sabie. She was raised and educated in Fairdale, North Dakota. In 1947, she married Lloyd Bakken in Crookston, Minnesota, and together they had eight children. Lloyd passed away in 1991. Marilyn was proud of her Norwegian heritage and is known for her delicious lefse. She also was an excellent seamstress. She and her husband were farmers and later they both worked in the grain elevator business. Marilyn worked alongside her husband as his bookkeeper. After retirement, she and her husband, Lloyd, attended the University of Phoenix, taking classes in accounting.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca and Barry Mason, Bowman, and Patty and Steven Schiermeister, Lincoln; five sons and four daughters-in-law, Lloyd Jr. and Patty, Hazelhurst, Wisconsin, Paul and Shirley, Grand Forks, Dennis, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Owen and Deanna, Dickinson, and David and Pia, Phoenix, Arizona; one son-law, Michael Finck, 18 grandchildren, three step grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lloyd; sister, Kay Reis; and brothers, Everett and Edwin Sabie; daughter, Anita Finck.

Please sign Marilyn’s guestbook and share memories at Funeral arrangements are being made with DaWise-Perry Funeral Services, Mandan, North Dakota.

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1:00 PM 12/2/2017 1:00:00 PM
DaWise Perry Funeral Services

4614 Memorial Highway
Mandan, ND 58554

DaWise Perry Funeral Services
4614 Memorial Highway Mandan 58554 ND
United States

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