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John J. Bakke

June 23, 1931 ~ October 12, 2018 (age 87)

John J. Bakke, 87, of Preston, MN, died Friday, October 12, 2018, at Traditions of Preston surrounded by love from family and Traditions and Heartland Hospice staff.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home Preston, is assisting the family.

John Jensen Bakke was born on June 23, 1931, at Los Angeles, CA, son of Jens A. and Mary E. (Brazel) Bakke.  He graduated from a school for the deaf and hard of hearing in Los Angeles.  John worked many years for Denny’s in Yucca Valley, CA, before moving to Caledonia, MN, where his sister lived.  He was employed by ABC, and in 1999 was named Employee of the year in recognition of outstanding progress and work performance.  In 2000, he moved to Fountain, MN, and worked 10 years for Valley Design.  John was currently a resident at Traditions of Preston, where he made his home for the past 5 years. He is a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Preston.

John is survived by his sister Helen Bremseth Haugen of Preston, MN, numerous nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and two half sisters.

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