Obituary : Marjorie A. Bakke
Marjorie Ann Bakke, age 88, of Mankato, Minn., died Sunday, June 7, at her daughter Patricia Bakke's home in Edgartown after a short battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Her funeral service was held on June 15 at Grace Lutheran Church with the Rev. Joel Erickson officiating and burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Landkamer-Johnson-Boman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials are preferred to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Marjorie was born on December 21, 1920 in LeCenter, Minn., to Judge Charles and Elsie (Reichow) Brown. She grew up in LeCenter. Marjorie graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter. On June 27, 1943, Marjorie was united in marriage to Einar Bakke and they moved to Lindstrom, Minn. Marjorie taught English and was a librarian in New Richland, Minn., and was then a librarian in the Mankato Public Schools for her remaining years before retirement. She was active in Grace Lutheran Church for many years and was involved with the YWCA Antique Club. Marjorie loved reading, gardening, playing bridge, and traveling to visit family. She dedicated 10 years of her life to the care of her son Chuck in his battle with emphysema.
She is survived by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchild: Patricia Bakke of Edgartown and her two children, Michael (Katherine) Friedman of Oak Bluffs and Mark (Jennifer) Friedman and Eli of Oak Bluffs; Kathleen (John) Kohler of Edina and their son Adam Fonda of Edina, and Christopher (Kathleen) Bakke of Lakewood, Colo., and their son C.J. (Christopher) of Malibu, Calif. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Charles, sister Judge Ruth Brown, and great-grandchild Luke Friedman.