Dennis Leo Bakken
Dec. 29, 1955 – Jul. 15, 2018
Dennis Leo Bakken, 62, Rugby, died on Sunday, July 15, 2018 St. Aloisius Medical Center in Harvey, North Dakota. Dennis was born on December 29, 1955 in Rugby to Paul and Evangeline Marie Wangler Bakken. He grew up on the family farm in Iowa Township – Benson County, North Dakota. He went to school in Fillmore and
later to Rugby High School. Dennis helped on the family farm and raised cattle. In 1992 he started working at the Towner State Nursery. He worked there until he retired in 2013. He enjoyed keeping the farm neat and clean and raising vegetables in his large garden. Dennis was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Rugby, where he was confirmed on May 7, 1972.
He is survived by his mother, Evangeline – Rugby; several aunts, Bernadine Meckle – Rugby, Delores Willison – Melbourne, Florida, Beverly Wangler – Jamestown, and Luci Wangler – Eagan, Minnesota and an uncle, Fred Wangler – Anna, Texas and many cousins.
He was preceded by his father, Paul Oleander Bakken on March 24, 1994, uncles – Peter Wangler, Ray Meckle, an aunt Irene Wangler, two cousins, Michael Willison and Jason Loraas, and his grandparents.
A grave side service was held at Persilla Watts Cemetery in Rugby on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 3:30 P.M. with Rev. Michael Pretzer and Pastor Mike Lundberg officiating.
Online tributes at Niewoehner Funeral Home – Rugby 776-6222
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