Kim Brian Bakken age 61 of Walnut Grove died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Our House Hospice of Murray County in Slayton, following a two year battle with cancer. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2016 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, rural Walnut Grove. Visitation is 4:00-6:00 p.m. Thursday at the Walnut Grove Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Burial is in St. Olaf Lutheran Cemetery.
Kim Brian Bakken was born April 3, 1955 to Lenor and Muriel (Johnson) Bakken in Tracy. He attended Walnut Grove Public School and graduated in 1973. He attended Jackson Vo Tech and then began farming. He enjoyed trap shooting, fishing, hunting and golf with his many friends. He was a Lions member and a lifetime member of St. Olaf Church.
He is survived by sister, Sandra Olson, of Elysian, MN, brother Lee (Phyllis) of Westbrook, MN and many nieces and nephews. Kim was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Gary Olson.