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Enoch Bakken

Enoch Bakken

Oct. 25, 1921-March 12, 2013

Enoch H. Bakken age 91 of Detroit Lakes, MN for-merly of Audubon, MN died March 12, 2013 at Essentia Health-Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes.

Enoch Harvey Bakken was born to Albert and Carrie (Rasmussen) Bakken on October 5, 1921 in rural Audubon. He grew up on the family farm and attended country school in Audubon Township.

On June 16, 1949 Enoch was united in marriage to Darlene Christianson in Vermillion, S.D. They made their home in rural Audu-bon. Enoch drove truck for the Swift Turkey Plant in Detroit Lakes for 33 years. He and Darlene moved to Detroit Lakes in 2008.

Enoch enjoyed garden-ing, cooking, canning and making jams and jellies. He was an avid duck hunter as a young man. He also enjoyed the family deer camp and telling stories about the "old days". Most of all he loved time spent with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Surviving Enoch are his wife, Darlene;, two sons, Steve (Karen) Bakken of St. Cloud and Paul (Char) Bakken of Detroit Lakes; four daughters, Linda Somerville of Audubon, Sharlene McIlwain of Far-go, Deanna (Tim) Schons of Detroit Lakes and Lisa Small of Detroit Lakes; 11 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; one grandson, Joey Bakken; two great grandchildren, Reese and Hudsyn Larson; five brothers, Joe, Ben, Ardon, Silas and Jacob Bakken; and three sisters, Myrtle Ramsey, Norma Coleman and Ethel Newstrom.

Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Friday, March 15 at the West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to services.

Interment will be in First Lutheran Cemetery, Audubon.

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