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Joyce Bakke

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Joyce Bakke

Aug. 21, 1922-June 12, 2013

Joyce Ollis-Star Bakke, 90, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at the Frazee Care Center in Frazee.

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Joyce, the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Damschen) Stengl, was born on August 21, 1922, in Van Hook, N.D. As a young child, she moved with her family to Pelican Rapids, where she was raised and educated.

Joyce was united in marriage to Arvid Anderson on April 14, 1941. They moved to the Oregon area, where Joyce worked as a welder in the shipyards during World War II. After the war, they returned to the Vergas area to farm.

In 1956, Joyce and Arvid moved to Detroit Lakes. She worked as a cashier for grocery stores in the area for many years. Arvid passed away in 1970.

Joyce later married Walter Bakke, on March 17, 1981. They made their home in Winger, Minn., until his death in 1994, when Joyce returned to Detroit Lakes.

Joyce was a member of the VFW and American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed bowling, bingo, dancing and playing cards.

Surviving Joyce are her two sons, Ron (Jan) Anderson of Rochert and Les Anderson of Nevada; daughter-in-law, Diantha Ellis; six grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; brother, Jack Stengl; sisters-in-law Erma Stengl, Gwen Stengl and Teddy Stengl; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding Joyce in death were her parents; husbands, Arvid Anderson and Walter Bakke; son, Arvil Anderson; grandson, Todd Anderson; great granddaughter, Tierra; four brothers, Howard, Herbert, Jim and Vaughn Stengl; and sister, Audrey Robley.

Memorial services are 2 p.m. Monday, June 17 at Lund Lutheran Church, rural Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to services.

Those wanting to share memories and condolences online may use the guestbook section at www.westkjos.com.

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