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Kermit Bakke Jr.

Kermit Bakke, 68, of Northwood, ND passed away Friday, August 2, 2013 at Aneta Parkview Health Center in Aneta, ND. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 2:00pm at the Swarstad Chapel in Northwood.
Kermit was born December 1, 1944 in Northwood, ND to Kermit and Helen (Holweger) Bakke. He grew up in Northwood and graduated from Northwood High School. Kermit attended college in Fargo for auto mechanics. He later owned and operated his own auto repair business. Kermit loved drag racing. He owned Bakke racing and drag raced in Brainerd, MN many times. Kermit also loved archeology, gardening, dancing and hunting.
Kermit is survived by his wife, Barbara, Larimore, ND; children: Kory, Mischelle, and Christine, all of the Minneapolis Area, and seven grandchildren.
Preceding Kermit in death were his parents, brothers Jacob Bakke and baby Frederick Bakke, and sister Virginia Halvorson.

Clergy: Rev Ken Iverson

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I am very sorry to learn of your loss of Kermit. He left memories of himself that will be shared for years to come. Many wish to comfort you during this distressing time but words of comfort do not come with ease. The Bible, however contains hope as well as comfort. Jesus said at John 5:28,29 that there will be a resurrection. Revelation 21:4 assures us that Almighty God will end death, tears, pain and mourning. May this sincere condolence help give you comfort and hope.

J. Ferguson Aug 5 2013 12:00 AM

I especially remember playing football with Kermit and how strong he was. That strength was what likely also led him to be the 1st Northwood wrestler to ever go on to compete at the state level. I was sad to hear that life got too short for a man so powerful! My condolences to all his family and loved ones. Sincerely David Stendahl

DavidnStendahl Aug 4 2013 12:00 AM

We always called him Kermie. I remember him with his dancing and the auto racing. when we were farming we could always count on Kermie to keep our trucks running during potato harvest. He was THE mechanic. I also remember when he started getting interested in archeology and the conversations we had as he brought over different pieces he had found. He was so knowledgeable so very many different things. Rest in peace, Kermie.

Judy Holweger Aug 4 2013 12:00 AM

Dear Family of Kermit, Our sympathy and prayers go out to you at this very sad time. It was a pleasure getting to see and visit with Kermit at our 50th class reunion. So many good memories! Dave and DiAnna Thingelstad

David Thingelstad Aug 4 2013 12:00 AM