Elisabeth Bakken


Walnut Grove Funeral Home – Walnut Grove, MN


Elisabeth Bakken

Elisabeth (Ness) Bakken age 92 died Thursday November 25, 2010 at Luther Haven in Montevideo, MN.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 30 at English Lutheran Church in Walnut Grove with Chaplain Marie Eckberg officiating. 

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.  Interment will be at St. Olaf cemetery.  The Walnut Grove Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. 

Elisabeth Ness was born January 3, 1918 in Ann Township, Cottonwood County to Adolph and Clara(Halvorson) Ness.  Prior to her marriage to Ernest Bakken, June 29, 1944 at Old Westbrook Church, Elisabeth taught country school.  “For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” (Philippians 1:21)

Surviving are 2 sons Jim and (Maren) Bakken of Dawson and Luther and (Karen) Bakken of Louisville, KY;  Four grandchildren Leigh and (Dan) Borraga, Luke and (Melissa) Bakken, Sara and (Eric) Dolan,  Amy Bakken;  4 great grandchildren Walt Bakken, Cate Bakken, Jack Borraga, and Alli Dolan; and 1 sister-in-law Fanchon Ness and many nieces and nephews.  Preceding her in death are her parents, sisters Camilla and (Roland) Rupp, Ruth and (Jack) Moses, and brothers Joseph and (Lila) Ness, and Richard Ness and one infant son, Rodger.


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