Douglas “Doug” Bakke

Douglas “Doug” Bakke

Douglas "Doug" BakkeDouglas Bakke, age 74 of Dovray, went to his heavenly home Monday, May 13, 2019 at Our House of Murray County in Slayton. A Celebration of life will be held Saturday, June 1 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Rolling Hills Golf Course in Westbrook. Stephens Funeral Service – Westbrook Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Douglas Bakke was born October 28, 1944 to Lewellyn and Eva (Hams) Bakke in the Village of Hallock, Minnesota. He was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Karlstad. Doug graduated from Karlstad school in 1962. He was united in marriage to Linda Kay (Kirchner) Bakke on September 11, 1971 in Westbrook. Doug served our country in the Airforce for four years. He was a member of the Dovray American Legion, Westbrook VFW, and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church of Dovray. Doug enjoyed traveling to numerous places such as Las Vegas, Laughlin, NV and Hawaii three times. He spent 13 years of his life living in Arizona. Doug loved being outside on sunny days, watching television on PBS and listening to gospel music. He enjoyed spending time with his family and making trips to Canterbury to watch horse races. Doug will be dearly missed for his unforgettable sense of humor.

Douglas is survived by his wife Linda (Kirchner); children: Jason (Aimee) Bakke of Lakeville, Chad (Jenny) Bakke of New Prague, and Nathan (Dolly) Bakke of Chandler, AZ; grandchildren: Brayden, Kate, Annika, Brooke, and Lyla Bakke; siblings: Harvey (Nina) Bakke and Will Bakke and Lois (Vern) Berglin; mother-in-law Luella Kirchner; sisters-in-law: Brenda (David) Schreiber and Gayleen Kirchner; brother-in-law Paul (Barbara ) Kirchner and many other family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Keith, sisters Marilyn and Judith, twin brother Don, father-in-law Duane Kirchner and brothers-in-law Dennis and Loren Kirchner.

6 thoughts on “Douglas “Doug” Bakke”

  1. Eunice Christensen

    My prayers and sympathy for all of you in the loss of Doug. It is hard to lose someone you love. Doug enriched many lives. He and Linda raised three wonderful sons, and I know this loss is going to affect you profoundly.
    Please know you will be in the my thoughts and prayers. I wish I could be in attendance at the Celebration of Life at the Rolling Hills Golf Course. How appropriate, since golf was so dear to Doug’s heart.

  2. Kathy LaPlante

    So sorry to hear about Doug. He is my first cousin & I haven’t seen him for years but I have a lot of fond memories of spending time together in our younger days. Sending prayers for comfort & peace. Arlie, Eva’s brother was my dad.

  3. I’m so sorry to hear this news. I enjoyed working with Doug at the Post Office in Westbrook. He was such a nice man and a great worker. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Erika “Kleven” Coudron

    In reply to Kathy LaPlante.
    My thoughts and prayers are with Doug’s family. May God be with you in the days, weeks and months to come as in time your heart will heal.

  5. Doug, my Air Force friend from 55 years ago.
    So many fond memories and shenanigans that we shared.
    You will be missed until we meet in Heaven again, my Christian brother.
    May the good Lord be with you and your family and loved ones during this time.
    We are with you all.

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